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Ewan McGregor Talks to Empire About His Journey Back to Obi-Wan Kenobi and His Newfound Appreciation

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    With the release of Empire Magazine's Summer 2022 issue, a new interview with Ewan McGregor and three new pictures from Obi-Wan Kenobi have been released. The images are mostly taken from scenes we've already seen in the trailers and previous images from the series, but they work as a reminder that the show will be here in two weeks.



    As far as the interviews go, Ewan McGregor continued to share his enthusiasm about coming back to Star Wars after his experience filming the prequels. For instance, he explained that he started to come around to the idea of going back to playing Obi-Wan when, a few years ago, he directly experienced the enthusiasm young fans had for him as that character. He said:



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    He continued on to say that his experience prepping and filming the show has been nothing but great:



    McGregor was then asked about how the project came together from the moment that Disney said they were interested in doing it too:



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    The picture above is the first time we've seen Ewan McGregor with his lightsaber ignited in all the promotional material (except for this artwork that teased the fight between him and Vader). This is definitely a hint that we are seeing a powerless Obi-Wan, at least at the beginning of the series, which McGregor confirmed to Empire:



    McGregor has teased in previous interviews that the character will have to make a decision at the beginning of the show, based on an incident that happens and he'll have to decide whether or not he helps someone.



    When asked about his reunion with Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor couldn't hold back his enthusiasm about reuniting with his friend:



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    He was also asked about his fight scenes with Hayden Christensen as Vader, though he couldn't give many details about them. He simply said:



    Of course, we've already seen some of that in the trailer, whether it was Obi-Wan using his blaster in the middle of the desert (see image above), on a roof, or fighting hand-to-hand with a Zabrak. We will probably have a better idea of what's going on after we watch the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi when they come out, on May 27th.



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