This past Sunday’s Golden Globe awards gave us many a gag-worthy moment, but for Star Wars fans, one such moment happened off-stage with winner Ewan McGregor (sporting some very familiar-looking facial hair).
McGregor is probably best known for having portrayed a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I, II, and III (and Christian in Moulin Rouge!, of course, for those of us who are both millennials and musical theater nerds). When the news broke over the summer that a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film was possibly in the works from Stephen Daldry, speculation arose as to whether Ewan McGregor would want to reprise his role. And now, we have an official answer: When asked backstage about whether or not he would be onboard, McGregor said, “There’s a lot of talk, and I’d be happy to play him again, but I don’t know anything more than you do.” So, there you go! The ball is in your court, Disney.
Now, I’m sure we can all agree that the prequels weren’t exactly epic films. No one is denying that. But one of their (very few) redeeming elements was certainly Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of a young, not-yet-legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi. He also briefly leant his voice to Star Wars: Episode VII in a scene where Rey has a very Jedi-themed vision. I don’t know about you, but I can definitely see myself getting pumped for the return of this particular Jedi. After all, there’s plenty of Obi-Wan’s life to explore between the end of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.
McGregor went home a winner after Sunday night’s Golden Globes for his dual role as twins Emmit and Ray Stussy on FX’s Fargo.