Ewan McGregor is done promoting T2: Trainspotting and (presumably) done feuding with Piers Morgan, but he’s right back at the interview circuit because season 3 of Fargo (in which he plays two brothers) premieres on FX tonight. And any time McGregor gives an interview, it seems, he’ll be reminded about playing the younger Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, sometimes to his embarrassment.
Entertainment Weekly‘s interview is no exception. Since an Obi-Wan movie has been long rumored to be a potential spin-off, they asked McGregor if he knew anything about upcoming Star Wars anthology films.
“There’s no official offer, and I haven’t met them about it or anything,” McGregor tells EW. “But I’ve always said that I’d be happy to do it if they wanted to do it. 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.”
For what it’s worth, the plot of the standalone movie set for 2020 is still a mystery, and Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy told MTV on Monday (video here) that they’re hoping to announce the next anthology movie “sometime around the summer” and they’re “in the midst of those discussions right now.” So we can hold out hope for an Obi-Wan film for awhile.
What plot could an Obi-Wan spin-off possibly follow, if it happens? The answer may come from the in-canon Clone Wars and Rebels, in which Darth Maul survived being cut in half by Obi-Wan, and now he wants revenge. Another idea came from Ewan McGregor himself, who said last June, “I think there’s a film between Episode III and Episode IV, which is when Alec Guinness is in the desert.”
We’re on board for any of that, even though an It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia crossover is also mighty tempting…