Star Wars spinoffs: Did Ewan McGregor confirm an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off?

Ahead of his appearance in the movie Christopher Robin, Ewan McGregor appeared on the American TV panel show The View.

McGregor was part of the Star Wars franchise prequels, movies which were panned by audiences and critics alike.

He played a young Obi-Wan Kenobi (to Alec Guinness older iteration in the original trilogy).

Did Ewan McGregor confirm an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off?

When asked about his role in a future Obi-Wan centred solo story, McGregor was coy but positive.

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He replied: “I would totally do it, of course,” but added, “there’s no plans as such to do it, as far as I know.”

McGregor continued: “I’ve been asked this question for years and years. I’d be happy to do it.

“There must be a good story to tell as they’re doing spin-offs – there’s likely to be a good Obi-Wan between me and Alec Guinness.

“I’ve answered ‘yes’ so many times it looks like I’m touting for work!”

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The rumours around an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo movie have been swirling for what feels like aeons.

But the likelihood of one coming to fruition seemed dashed by the relative disappointment of the Solo: A Star Wars Story spinoff.

The box office flop was said to have put any plans for future spinoffs on hold.

But then, a glimmer of hope arrived in the form of an article in The Belfast Telegraph.

The Belfast paper wrote: “The latest spinoff in the Star Wars franchise coming here in April 2019.”

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George Lucas was also reported to be in Northern Ireland in the months before Christmas to secure the filming location deal.

These facts seem to indicate a Star Wars spin-off is on the table, and if there’s going to be one, fans can only hope it’s Obi-Wan and not Boba Fett.

For now, Lucasfilm shifted its attention to the contemporary trilogy with the recent release of the Episode IX cast list.

Most excitingly are the returns of Mark Hamill, the appearance of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, and the use of unused footage to allow Carrie Fisher to reprise her role as Leia after her far-too-soon death.

Star Wars Episode IX is in cinemas Thursday, December 19, 2019.

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