The news of the Star Wars spin-offs is pretty much the staple of the Hollywood rumor mill lately. Almost anyone who has ever been involved with the Star Wars franchise is being bugged about it, from the major stars to the fkn key grip. In an effort to drum up something – anything – people are being asked their opinions on whether the characters they played in previous films should be given their own shot at a solo movie. And the next on the media’s ‘To Bug’ list is none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi the Younger, Ewan McGregor.
In addition to mentioning that he’d be willing to come back if they needed him, McGregor had a few things to say about the potential of an Obi-Wan-centric flick (in this excerpt from an MTV interview):
I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, ‘Episode III,’ before Alec Guinness [played Obi-Wan in the original films], there’s that period where he’s in the desert.
That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. Could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.
While what he had to say isn’t necessarily a bad idea, is does red as the obvious and obligatory answer to said questions. McGregor won’t exactly be hanging out in the writer’s room either.
Oh, media people, will you ever stop bugging these poor people?
Next up, MTV asks “Cantina Alien” about whether they’d like to reprise their role and what they feel a solo film about their character should encompass. Or not…
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.