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Ewan McGregor Would Return for More ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’; Lucasfilm Discussing Options

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  1. SWNN Probe

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    In just a few days, Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney Plus, and fans will finally see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the fan-favorite Jedi Master. However, some fans have wondered if the forthcoming batch of episodes will be the last time McGregor plays the character, or if a second season of the show could be in the cards.



    Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to McGregor, series director Deborah Chow, head writer Joby Harold, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the possibility of more seasons. When asked, Harold emphasized that the series was envisioned as a standalone story:



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    Deborah Chow's response was just as final:



    At first glance, it would seem that Obi-Wan Kenobi was always intended to be a miniseries from the get-go. Even the most recent trailer advertised the show as a 6-part event. However, Kathleen Kennedy seemed open to the idea of doing more with McGregor's version of the character... should the right story present itself:



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    Ewan McGregor expressed how he grateful he was that the series finally let him show in greater detail how his version of Obi-Wan became the character from the original trilogy. Additionally, he had such a positive experience filming the show that he wants to do more:



    Any artist who works on a highly-anticipated Star Wars project knows that the result of their efforts will be seen by a massive audience. For some creators, that reality can prove intimidating. McGregor, however, is excited that fans all over the world will be watching the show later this week:



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    While Kennedy and McGregor's comments keep the potential of another season of Obi-Wan Kenobi alive, it's important to remember that their statements are far from an official confirmation that more episodes will be made. Any potential second season renewal will depend on the show's critical, fan, and general audience reception, as well as its viewership numbers.



    If the show becomes a cultural sensation on par with The Mandalorian, then perhaps we'll see even more of McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi in the near future. However, at this point, we don't know what will happen. As another famed Jedi Master would say, 'Always in motion is the future.'



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    For decades, audiences' general perception of Obi-Wan has been mostly influenced by his appearances in the original and prequel trilogies. EW asked McGregor how he felt the character's solo series would change that perception, and the actor once again expressed confidence that Deborah Chow and the project's writing team had crafted a worthy story for Obi-Wan:



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    As many fans will recall, Obi-Wan and Owen Lars aren't on good terms by the time A New Hope begins. In one of the most widely-discussed moments from the newest trailer, viewers see that they already disagree about whether or not young Luke should be trained as a Jedi. When asked why the characters don't see eye to eye in the series, McGregor explained:



    While we don't know for certain if Obi-Wan Kenobi will be a limited or ongoing series, fans will at least have six episodes to enjoy soon. It certainly bodes well for the series' quality that McGregor enjoyed himself so much that he wants to make another season if the opportunity arises.



    For the full interview with McGregor, Kennedy, and the show's creative team, you can take a look at Entertainment Weekly's full article.



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    I was going to make a joke about waiting another 5-10 years to be closer to the SIr Alec Guinness' Kenobi, but then I remembered that people in Hollywood don't age much anyways....

    See you soon, Ewan!!
     
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