Ewan McGregor open to returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars spin-off

Scottish star Ewan McGregor has declared his interest in reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars spin-off.

McGregor took home a Golden Globe on Sunday for his striking portrayal of both Ray and Emmit Stussy in Fargo’s third season.

Quizzed back stage on his interest in a return to the world of Star Wars, the actor admitted there was one role he was open to to revisiting.

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McGregor was asked whether or not he would be interested in again becoming Obi-Wan Kenobi in a rumored Star Wars spin-off film about the Jedi master.

“There’s a lot of talk,” he told reporters. “I’d be happy to play him again, but I don’t know any more about it than you do. There’s no plan at the moment.”

Last summer, it was announced that Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) was in talks to helm just such a film, though not much has been heard since.

The movie would take place in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, shining a light on what it was that brought Kenobi to a hut in Tatooine.

Rogue One and Solo are the stand-alone entries that have so far been produced in Lucasfilm and Disney’s burgeoning Star Wars franchise.

McGregor played the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, originally made famous by Sir Alec Guinness, in the three Star Wars prequels.

He also confirmed himself to be a fan of the latest entry, The Last Jedi, which he called “really, really beautiful.”

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