Ewan McGregor Says Kenobi Showrunner Had “Discussion” With George Lucas
Watch: Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen pay tribute to star wars designer George Lucas
Obi Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor paid tribute to star wars creator George Lucas on the eve of his own return to the hit franchise.
“I love George [Lucas]”, McGregor told Yahoo before the release of Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney+ Friday, who says she last ran into Lucas in March at the Producers Guild Awards.
“I really like it when I see it,” adds McGregor. “He’s such a funny character, I always laugh with George, I always enjoy his company.”
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The new series sees the Trainspotting star reprising role of exiled Jedi Obi-Wan 17 years after he last played it in 2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Lucas wrote and directed all three star wars prequels in which McGregor played the role originally inhabited by Sir Alec Guinness. Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 and did not play an active role in star wars since, but visited the set of The Mandalorian.
Although he admits he hasn’t spoken to Lucas about the new show, McGregor hinted that the 78-year-old filmmaker had a conversation with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy and Obi Wan Kenobi showrunner Deborah Chow about the new series.
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“I understand there was a discussion with Kathleen Kennedy, Deborah Chow and George as far as I know,” McGregor shares.
“They didn’t implicate me!” I was not invited!
Hayden Christensen, who also returns to star wars fold Obi Wan Kenobi playing Darth Vader, admits he hasn’t spoken with Lucas “in a little while” saying he deferred to Chow instead, and that was “the relationship I was focusing on” .
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Obi-Wan-Kenobi begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan faced his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
McGregor’s Kenobi lives his life in exile on Tatooine keeping a watchful but distant eye on Vader’s son, Luke Skywalker, as Vader continues his mission to eliminate the last of the Jedi.
Lucas has already offered 2019 ratings Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with Kathleen Kennedy telling EW, “We sat down with George for a long meeting before putting pen to paper on this final episode, so we benefited from his thoughts.
“We took a lot of notes. As Yoda would say, doing this comes with a great responsibility, and I think we all take this seriously.
The extent of his involvement with Obi-Wan Kenobi remains to be seen.
Obi Wan Kenobi launches with two episodes on Disney+ on Friday, May 27, with episodes releasing weekly thereafter. Watch a trailer below.