Joel Edgerton hinted that he might be reprising the role of Owen Lars in the upcoming Disney + series Kenobi, playing opposite Ewan McGregor.
"Yeah, look, there’s a very real possibility…" the actor said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "Yes, you know, there’s potentially an assassin on a rooftop just outside the window that if I say the wrong thing, just…"
When asked if he had spoken with McGregor, Edgerton said, "Ewan who? (laughs) This is me being all coy. I have this friend, really annoying, Ewan McGregor. No, I haven’t spoken to Ewan for a while. He’s a beautiful guy and I’m glad they’re doing that. And… I don’t know. Let’s talk about other stuff."
The news of Edgerton's potential return to the franchise originally surfaced on earlier this month, when Josh Horowitz tweeted that he had just interviewed Edgerton and that he coyly evaded his questions about Kenobi.
In the Star Wars universe, Owen Lars is Luke Skywalker's adoptive uncle. Along with his aunt Beru Whitesun (played by Bonnie Piesse in Episodes II and III), Owen was one of Luke's two parental figures in Tatooine -- until the Empire calcinated them at the end of the first act of A New Hope, prompting Luke to join the rescue of Princess Leia and the Rebellion.
Written by Hossein Amini, directed by Deborah Chow and starring Ewan McGregor, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will air on Disney+. No release date has yet been announced.
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