“Star Wars” Jedi grasp Obi-Wan Kenobi is again for a six-part tv collection and so is Ewan McGregor, who had performed him as a younger man. Neglect the Jedi thoughts methods and lightsaber battles, although.
“Obi-Wan’s not doing that anymore. He’s dwelling a standard life. He’s not dwelling the lifetime of a Jedi anymore,” mentioned McGregor, who can also be govt producer of the collection, in an interview.
“We will see from the trailer that there are these inquisitors which might be doing Vader’s job of monitoring down the final Jedi. He desires to destroy each final Jedi,” he mentioned. “They’re in search of him, so you possibly can’t use the Drive as a result of he may give himself away.”
It has been 17 years since McGregor donned the cowl of the Jedi in “Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith,” the final of the prequel trilogy.
“They have been very troublesome to make. The blue display screen, inexperienced display screen nature of them have been very troublesome to behave in and in addition they weren’t a lot preferred once they got here out,” the Scottish actor mentioned.
Few particulars of the collection have been revealed, however they seem to set the stage for the primary assembly of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, the towering darkish knight that his former pupil Anakin Skywalker had was by the top of the prequels.
McGregor, 51, is now nearer to the age of Alec Guinness when he performed Obi-Wan within the authentic “Star Wars” trilogy. Hayden Christensen is reprising his function of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
“Appearing with him on set simply felt like this final 17 years simply didn’t occur, like there was some loopy time warp or one thing,” McGregor mentioned. “It was very weird.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” begins streaming on Disney+ on Might 27. JB
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