Not so long ago Ewan McGregor showed off his physique as he prepared for his upcoming Star Wars spin-off series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The highly anticipated series comes to us from director Deborah Chow and will debut in 2022. The show will follow Kenobi’s exploits on Tatooine years following the events of Revenge of the Sith. McGregor’s now given us another tease about the series, specifically in regard to his lead character.
The Scottish actor appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live a couple of nights ago, mostly to discuss his upcoming Netflix series, Halston. The conversation of course turned to Star Wars and McGregor’s role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. When the series begins, he’ll reprise the role that endeared him to Star Wars fans through the course of the prequel trilogy. For many it’s Ewan McGregor that truly embodies the character. This time around, though, he might look a little different.
Ewan McGregor on Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series
“The costume is probably slightly different, you know, than you might expect. But to go back to the role, shall we say, is great. It’s all still there, it feels good. Great scripts, great people to work with.”~Ewan McGregor
The comment about the costume is an interesting one. When we meet Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars, he’s once again wearing traditional Jedi garb. The changes to which Ewan McGregor refers to in the interview should be interesting. At least his overall physical appearance will remain familiar; the longer hair and beard are certainly back.
McGregor also hinted that the show would follow in The Mandalorian’s footsteps in terms of production. “Before we did … months of blue screen and green screen acting,” he began. Though perhaps not meant to be (although it could have been), the comment that the new technology is “much more realistic” sounds like a jab at one of the biggest criticisms of the prequels. That of course was the perceived overuse of CGI.
Whatever is in store for us in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, one thing is certain. Ewan McGregor will be back in fine form.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.