Ewan McGregor waiting for Star Wars call

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 January 2015
Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

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

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
  • 2h 16min
  • 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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