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Even Ewan McGregor wants an Obi-Wan Star Wars movie. This basically has to happen now

Of all the spin offs underway - like Rogue One (opens in new tab) and the Han Solo movie (opens in new tab) - it's the Obi-Wan Star Wars movie idea that regularly excites fans. 

And, it appears, that even Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi in the prequels, is up for the idea. Speaking to Comicbook.com (opens in new tab) he says “I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’ first one". He also points out that age wise it's pretty much the perfect time: "It would be fun to film that story now I’m older. I’d be the right age. I’m forty-five, Alec Guinness was what, sixty? I could do two of them!”

He certainly seems keen to see something happen with his character in the spin off anthology films. “I hope that they’re going to explore different genres under the Star Wars banner. And one of those could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film. Or two! The Obi-Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and Part 2!”

So, just to double check: the fans want it, the star wants it and there are plenty of great reasons why an Obi-Wan movie would be amazing (opens in new tab). Surely it's just a matter of time before Disney/Lucasfilm ink a deal?

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.