“Star Wars” fans aren’t the only ones who would like to see an Obi Wan Kenobi anthology film. As speculation mounts that a rumored third “Star Wars” anthology movie might focus on the errant Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor — who played the character in the prequel films — expressed interest in returning to the role.
“There’s no official offer, and I haven’t met them about it or anything. But I’ve always said that I’d be happy to do it if they wanted to do it,” McGregor told Entertainment Weekly. “It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes. I think they’ve got films to make until the 2020s, so I don’t think it’s going to happen soon if it happens at all.”
So far, Lucasfilm producer Kathy Kennedy has refused to offer any hints about which characters might be the focus of any possible “Star Wars” anthology movie after 2018’s “Han Solo” film. However, in a recent interview, she did say she hoped the company would be able to announce their new plans “sometime around the summer.”
The next confirmed Star Wars anthology film is the as-yet-untitled “Han Solo” film, which will be directed by “The Lego Movie” helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller and based off a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson, the film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.