Poor Ewan McGregor canâ€™t seem to shake the press these days. I suppose thatâ€™s what happens when youâ€™ve become an integral aspect of one of the longest-running film franchises in existence. While the movies he was in may not have been the best out there, thereâ€™s no denying that he did an admirable jobof following in Alec Guinnessâ€™ footsteps as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ever since it was announced that Disney would be tackling other standalone stories set within the Star Wars universe, rumors spread that Disney was working on an Obi-Wan standalone film. In the time since then, weâ€™ve heard word that theyâ€™ve taken tons of meetings with people pitching their ideas on what a film like this could contain. As of this writing, nothing has fully materialized, but that hasnâ€™t stopped folks from asking McGregor about the movie.
While on Jimmy Kimmel Live, McGregor was once again asked the question regarding that film, and here was his response:
â€œItâ€™s gotten to the point where Iâ€™ve been asked this question so many times â€” and I answer questions when Iâ€™m asked because Iâ€™ve been brought up like that, polite â€” and itâ€™s gotten to the point now where it looks like Iâ€™m touting for work at Disneyâ€™s front door like, â€˜Give me the Obi-Wan spinoff.â€™ But of course, Iâ€™d be happy to do it.â€
McGregor certainly does have a point. From some of the reports weâ€™ve seen and reported on ourselves in the past, it definitely did sound like he was the one pushing it for a while. However, you can just chalk that up an overly-enthusiastic media pushing the story forward. And why wouldnâ€™t we be enthusiastic about it? Ewan McGregor was perhaps the best thing about that prequel trilogy, and weâ€™d all love to see more of what happened after he settled on Tatooine.
Is an Obi-Wan film the next logical step, or should we be looking elsewhere for our next anthology film? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Jimmy Kimmel Live!