Ewan McGregor waiting for Star Wars call

Ewan McGregor hasn't been contacted about appearing in 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' but doesn't think it will be possible for him to return anyway

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Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor is "still waiting" to be asked to return to the 'Star Wars' franchise.

The 43-year-old actor portrayed the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in prequel trilogy 'Episodes I to III' - which were released between 1999 and 2005 - but he has not been asked to be a part of 'Episode VII: The Force Awakens' and doesn't even know whether it would be a possibility.

He admitted: "I'm still waiting for the call! Seriously... But literally, I have had nothing. Nothing.

"And I don't even know how it could work, because I don't know what those stories are.

"I never discussed them with George [Lucas] when we made ours, so I have no idea what the three storylines are."

And Ewan appeared to further talk himself out of a job when he admitted his return would affect continuity because Sir Alec Guinness played Kenobi in the original trilogy.

He added to MTV News: "I suppose, after my last one, after 'Episode III', I become Alec Guinness, and then Alec Guinness is cut down by Lord Vader, and goes into [The Force].

"But then, if he came back from there wouldn't he be Alec Guinness? Why would he suddenly be me?

"I'm talking myself out of a job here, which is a silly idea."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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