Ewan McGregor on the Possibility of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff

  • Published on Mar 30, 2016
  • The Star Wars prequels have a lot of problems, but Ewan McGregor isn’t one of them, which is impressive when you consider that he’s following in the footsteps of a legendary actor like Sir Alec Guinness. McGregor’s performance gets better with each Star Wars film, and if Lucasfilm sees fit to try a standalone Obi-Wan movie, it would be great if they reached out to McGregor to lead it.
    Steve Weintraub recently interviewed McGregor for the upcoming biopic Miles Ahead, and during their conversation they talked about McGregor possibly returning to the Star Wars universe (as more than just a voice) and his thoughts on The Force Awakens. Here’s the video:

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Comments • 4 778

  • Payton Turunen
    Payton Turunen 12 hours ago

    please god if you exist

  • Meme Machine
    Meme Machine 6 days ago


  • J Leo
    J Leo 8 days ago

    Let's make a useless movie about Solo instead! Hey we have Jedi in the lore, why don't we go down some smuggler backstory!

  • Spectacular Poopfly
    Spectacular Poopfly 9 days ago

    I want a Wondering samurai story with Obi-wan

  • Jerram TV - Theme Park News

    I mean we could have a jar jar cameo...

  • Krasiyana Angelova
    Krasiyana Angelova 16 days ago +1

    S U P E R H O T

  • omgsolikevalleygirl
    omgsolikevalleygirl 20 days ago

    somehow McGregor's forehead never said "Alec Guiness", he is just far too agile and too much fun to ever turn into stern Alec Guiness.

  • Arabian Flower
    Arabian Flower 21 day ago +1

    Ewon McGregor is great (and adorable). I've always love Obi-Wan Kanobi. Come on, Disney! Give him a solo movie!

  • Leo Santillán
    Leo Santillán 23 days ago

    this is were the fun begins

  • the Denking Wolfs
    the Denking Wolfs 24 days ago

    He is the best one

  • Raymond Pratt
    Raymond Pratt 26 days ago

    The Kenobi Saga... I need it..

  • Arnav Bhattacharjee
    Arnav Bhattacharjee 29 days ago

    Anyone else feel bad that we keep asking him the SAME DAMN QUESTION?

  • Marcus Clementz
    Marcus Clementz Month ago +1

    He sounds like Obi-Wan.

    FSESH Month ago

    This was three years ago and still no announcement ...

  • noBUZZliteBEER
    noBUZZliteBEER Month ago

    Dew it

  • No Name
    No Name Month ago

    I wouldn't be against it, but what story would be told? Rebels already bridged that gap and finished that part of the story.

  • thegoddamnbatman1047

    Still waiting.

  • Sal off
    Sal off 2 months ago

    I love Ewan

  • Brother Mike
    Brother Mike 2 months ago

    I love that Ewan feels the love

  • Goric
    Goric 2 months ago

    I'm all arms for this !!

  • ReVz Random
    ReVz Random 2 months ago

    Everyone wants this INCLUDING HIM. It's over disney, he has the high ground.

  • Derrick G
    Derrick G 2 months ago

    Imagine ewan as old ben

  • dave johnson
    dave johnson 2 months ago

    I think hes scottish lol im scottish but you thought hes american or british or irish LOOL

  • Person 3412
    Person 3412 2 months ago

    Ewan mcgregor’s smile just makes me feel so happy

  • Junaki Begum
    Junaki Begum 2 months ago +1

    The only good part of the prequels besides the others but it's only by casting
    - Ian as The Emperor
    - Frank Oz as Yoda
    - John Williams score
    - Ewan as Obi-Wan
    - Darth Maul
    - James as the voice for Darth Vader
    That's the only good thing about the prequel trilogy there you go everything else is terrible

    • Failed Abortion
      Failed Abortion 2 months ago

      How about everything bad about the prequels?
      - Jar Jar
      - Excessive CGI
      - Anakin's dialog in Episode 2
      Those are the only bad things, everything else is great.

    • Redeemer
      Redeemer 2 months ago

      Pod racing as a concept was pretty fucking neat.

      There we go... Think we've covered everything now!

  • Hespi
    Hespi 3 months ago


  • Darth Potassium
    Darth Potassium 3 months ago

    get this man a movie

  • Rafail Panagiotidis
    Rafail Panagiotidis 3 months ago

    It's been two years and nothing yet

  • The Star Wars Database
    The Star Wars Database 3 months ago +1

    One like = 1 praise for another Obi Wan movie

  • Fakzuala Tlau
    Fakzuala Tlau 3 months ago

    Hello there

  • Jerry Order
    Jerry Order 3 months ago

    Disney: We will make a Han Solo movie! But, not Obi-Wan movie. Maybe also a bounty hunter movie?
    Fans: No Han Solo movie! YES OBI-WAN! MAKE IT! Bounty hunter movie might be good.
    Disney: Ok, Han Solo is in production! We’re forgetting about the Obi-Wan movie, and the bounty hunter movie will come in the next decade or so.
    Fans: Are our voices even heard?
    Disney: Who said that!?

  • Austen Hilton
    Austen Hilton 4 months ago

    Yes please bring Ewan back for episode 9 and give him his own solo anthology film

  • PLEXER 13
    PLEXER 13 4 months ago

    Hello there

  • roadhouse699
    roadhouse699 5 months ago

    Okay Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman have hardly aged at all since 2005...

  • Noky Penguin
    Noky Penguin 5 months ago

    That's literally me.

  • White Knight
    White Knight 5 months ago

    BioShock infinite Wildlife Scottland documentary and of course Star wars.

  • Steely
    Steely 5 months ago

    This would be so awesome a new Star Wars movie where they know how to fight with a Lightsaber. He is the best Lightsaber duelist we have on Earth as we saw in the Prequels. So we dont need to see these new garbage lightsaber fights Disney gave us and can forget them.

  • Ultimate- X-James
    Ultimate- X-James 5 months ago

    I hope this movie is still happening

  • SpaceManMonster
    SpaceManMonster 5 months ago

    Why not?

  • 000000000 00000000
    000000000 00000000 5 months ago

    Genaral Kenobi!

  • UnicornJedi Games
    UnicornJedi Games 6 months ago


  • c smyth
    c smyth 6 months ago

    Obi wan kills darth mual on tattoine

  • Brian Tallman
    Brian Tallman 6 months ago

    Imagine watching Star Wars with Obi-Wan

    HACKED BY POODLECORP 6 months ago

    i HaVe De HiGhGrOuWnD

  • Helen Jovel
    Helen Jovel 6 months ago +1

    The man is up to do a Kenobi spinoff, now JUST FREAKING MAKE IT DISNEY!!! (but please if George Lucas could write it that would be great, thank you!) ( or J.J Abrams, he didn't do so bad w/ episode 7!)

  • MagiclllMushroom
    MagiclllMushroom 6 months ago +2

    DAAMN he even do the Obi Wan thing 3:05

  • Doug Silverman
    Doug Silverman 7 months ago

    Obi-Wan vs Darth Sidious

  • Brian the Broken, The Three Eyed Raven

    Imagine if Temuera Morrison was in the Kenobi Movie as Rex!!! They would together fly around the galaxy avoiding the empire, looking for other surviving jedi to assist and so on. The movie would be about Obi Wan helping Rex find Wolffe and Gregor and sending them off on their way. It would make the clone wars officially cannon, while indirectly bringing the ghost squad into the universe as well.

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 7 months ago +1

    If an obi wan standalone movie is made, the meme community will RIOT.

  • Feanor n
    Feanor n 7 months ago +2

    Obi-Wan acted by Ewan is one of my favourite movie characters ! But in a Disney SJW movie, that doesnt make sense at all ? No thanks !

    • Hawkaholic
      Hawkaholic 7 months ago +1

      I can agree to this. Ewan's incredible acting would still have a shadow looming over him, that being disneys awful writing and storytelling. It just wouldn't be the same as what people would expect.

  • The Silent Flute
    The Silent Flute 8 months ago

    E Wan = Obi Wan

  • Thicc Boi
    Thicc Boi 8 months ago +1

    god his voice is awesome

  • E O
    E O 8 months ago

    Would the hero shaken not stirred be an idea for him?

  • Keegan Beresford
    Keegan Beresford 8 months ago

    More Kenobi

  • Jay Boh
    Jay Boh 8 months ago

    Have to have a final showdown with Darth maul after all. After they get older in the animated star wars he meets maul in the desert where he's looking after luke.

  • Ali Hamarat
    Ali Hamarat 9 months ago

    Its been 84 years

  • Aarón Más Murro
    Aarón Más Murro 9 months ago

    Kenobi a Stars Wars Story

  • Barry Allen
    Barry Allen 9 months ago +1

    Hello There!

  • ss officer nig boy
    ss officer nig boy 9 months ago +1

    If they force diversify obi wan star wars will officialy die

  • Kerchoo Productions
    Kerchoo Productions 10 months ago +1

    He should be able to explain his love for the high ground

  • stuart guinan
    stuart guinan 10 months ago +1

    Knowing Disney we will get a transgender black female male non binary thing obi

  • Trevor Hirsch
    Trevor Hirsch 10 months ago

    Oh quit reminiscing about all that remains of this pathetic Jedi Master.... #lukeigotyoursixordoi

  • TexStar Gaming
    TexStar Gaming 10 months ago

    I do not care if Kenobi ends up being a flop like Solo as long as he is in it Ill see it.

  • Harry Coulson
    Harry Coulson 10 months ago


  • Sno Coke
    Sno Coke 11 months ago

    Hello There: A Star Wars Story

  • Paradox Messenger
    Paradox Messenger 11 months ago

    Ironic how Alec hated Star Wars, but Ewan loves it

  • shredded_181
    shredded_181 11 months ago

    Where is his fucking beard?

  • Jacob Salathe
    Jacob Salathe 11 months ago

    179 people are lost

  • Malhuaqupinerey
    Malhuaqupinerey 11 months ago +1

    The Obi-Wan movie needs to start with Kenobi being "killed" by Vader in A New Hope. Then, we hear a familiar voice: "Hello there. Yep, that's me. I bet you're wondering how I got in this situation. Well it all started..."

  • Lonewolf McQuade
    Lonewolf McQuade Year ago +2

    If its not Ewan McGregor I'm not interested

  • Amidala Awesomeness

    We need to see a Padmé Amidala anthology film!!!!!!

  • Charlie Skinner
    Charlie Skinner Year ago

    Hello there

  • Riz
    Riz Year ago +1

    I’m not at liberty to say really

    Confirmed he has talked to KK

  • Life is Life
    Life is Life Year ago

    It sucks that our request for Ewan as Kenobi for an Obi-Wan stand alone movie, has still been COMPLETELY ignored by Disney, or whoever’s in charge of these movies. If the fans want it, and you deliver it like Sam Raimi delivered Spider-Man 2, you can sure as hell bet, that film can anally tarnish the box office.

    • gokinsmen
      gokinsmen Year ago

      It hasn't been ignored. It was in development, but after Solo flopped financially, everything is up in the air. Also, tons of SW fans have been constantly bashing Disney, Lucasfilm, and Kathleen Kennedy, demanding that big changes to be made. Welp, that's exactly what they're doing now -- reevaluating their strategy (which included plans for an Obi-wan movie).


    Woah didnt know obi wan was irish after order 66 hmmmm

  • Necroblitz
    Necroblitz Year ago

    Palpatine - A Star Wars Story

  • william dechant
    william dechant Year ago

    I imagine it will mirror in some ways Lukes personal journey in isolation on Ach to and i am sure their will be action in it as well lots to play with including the legendary Raid on Fort Tuskan by the Sand people his training with Qui Gon on how to learn the Dematrialization at the moment of death falling out with Owen how got the name Ben as well as jawas dewbacks and who knows maybe the cantina as Obi wan knows the place is rough because he has been there before! I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN.

  • DadzChannel NotCamerons

    Star Wars Theory, you are awesome. And Ewan McGregor is cool.

  • Pal stoddard
    Pal stoddard Year ago

    Wonder how they would screw this up?

  • king
    king Year ago

    Goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat

  • Keke Pepinou
    Keke Pepinou Year ago +1

    Obi-Wan easily can be a trilogy on its own, just my opinion.

  • Cogan Family
    Cogan Family Year ago

    Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen were great in the prequels. The prequels are my favorite out of all the star wars movies

  • Nathan Higgins
    Nathan Higgins Year ago

    I still want to see it.

  • Kaiser Baker
    Kaiser Baker Year ago +1

    So we see Maul in Solo and Star Wars Rebels. A Kenobi movie that takes place during that same time would have to have Maul in it (and properly explain Maul’s story so the old people that don’t know anything about the animated series), probably redo the scene where Maul is finally defeated, and also hopefully give us some closure on Qi’ra ‘s situation.

  • Nathanael Jaster
    Nathanael Jaster Year ago +1

    I swear at least half of the views on this are people from r/prequelmemes

  • Bloodwolf 720
    Bloodwolf 720 Year ago

    Actually I had different idea for an Obi Wan Kenobi spin-off movie I was wondering if maybe if they can make a movie about how Qui-Gon Jinn met Obi-Wan it and started his Jedi training if that's the case you got to get back on set for it

  • GraViTyAboVe
    GraViTyAboVe Year ago

    Make it happen

  • Paul Korte
    Paul Korte Year ago

    Hello there

  • MEAN BeaN
    MEAN BeaN Year ago

    I want this.

  • dsscam
    dsscam Year ago

    THIS should've been done instead of SOLO- which probably caused the end of this idea. Solo producers were idiots for casting Alden Ehreneich rather than Anthony Ingruber- who would've been great

  • Thegreenarrow39 CW

    1,2,3...HS...R1...4,5,6... 7,8,(9) ..... where would Obi-Wan go ????

  • Brendan
    Brendan Year ago +1

    Every scene that he is in is instantly better because every like he delivers is spot on perfect and all of his acting is amazing

  • Mr. M
    Mr. M Year ago

    He's such a daddy

  • Nelekets
    Nelekets Year ago

    I think it's a good idea, but I think Disney Lucasfilm would find some way to fuck it up and make it just as horrible as TLJ and Solo...

  • Stefan S
    Stefan S Year ago

    Ok. This is epic

  • Noah Gracias
    Noah Gracias Year ago


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    morris Year ago


  • lschroter2020
    lschroter2020 Year ago

    I can't imagen someone else playing obiwan then Ewan he was really the only reason why I liked the prequals

  • werewolfx51
    werewolfx51 Year ago

    Flying is for droids.