Hey Star Wars fans, I am travelling this week, but I’m still hoping to be able to cover the breaking Star Wars news whilst away. I thought it might be a good idea to republish some of the editorial that originally ran over on MGFN.co.uk. There are some theories in there, a number of Star Wars Insights and an experiment with the original version of Star Wars A New Hope. This is one of those republished posts. Enjoy
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Are you one of the (presumably) millions of people who really want a series of Star Wars films dedicated to Obi-Wan Kenobi? Well we have news on that, but brace yourselves, its good and bad…
An apparently sleepless Ewan Mcgregor took to twitter in the wee hours this morning to chat to fans about omelettes, the Spanish language and, inevitably, his potential return to Star Wars.
I threw a couple of questions his way myself but eventually he responded to another fan and the response is a little disappointing, but promising.
When asked if it was true, that he was in talks to star in a Obi-Wan focused spin off movie, he responded with this tweet:
So there you go. No active talks with Ewan McGregor relating to the return of Obi-Wan. Now people may choose to believe that the star is embargoed and so couldn't reveal that he was in talks even if he was, but I think I know Mr. McGregor well enough to know that he doesn’t lie to fans. He would, if embargoed, either avoid the topic entirely or slyly wink to the audience and excuse himself from commenting further.
Having said that its the second part of the tweet that should be focused on. Ewan is up for it. Now if I’m Lucasfilm, I’m working the phones this morning getting the ball rolling right? He even has a clear idea of where he’d like to see the story set. So whats the issue? We have all been saying for the longest time that these are the movies that should be made. Not Boba Fett’s daughter stealing plans to Death Stars, or The Young Han Solo Chronicles! There should be a trilogy of movies set between the prequels and the originals. Stories that explore the nature of the force all the while pitting the lead character against the elements, old foes, gangsters and an over protective uncle.
Lucasfilm, if you need a writer to get this thing moving, click the twitter link below!
So what do you think? Are you gutted that there aren’t talks to secure Ewan McGregor for these much wanted films? IS there promise in his interest? Have any story ideas for an Obi-Wan movie? Leave them in the comments!
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