Ewan McGregor Reveals Whether Or Not He Is Up For Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2
Ewan McGregor says in an interview with Disney that he'd be happy to come back for a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Star Wars is still one of the most successful film franchises of all time, having helped bring new life to blockbuster sci-fi movies back in the 70’s. Today though, the galaxy far, far away has truly hit its stride on Disney+ with the success of The Mandalorian and Andor. According to a recent interview with Disney Studio Awards, the door is open for Ewan McGregor’s highly-praised return as Obi-Wan Kenobi to get a second season, keeping the winning streak alive.
Ewan McGregor first brought young Obi-Wan Kenobi to life in 1999 when Star Wars: The Phantom Menace returned to the planet of Tatooine. 23 years later, McGregor starred in Obi-Wan Kenobi, exploring the time of the character’s life after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope, in a well-received revival on Disney+. According to the star, that may not have been the last time he puts on the Jedi robes.
“I was so happy to do it again, and so happy to work with Hayden again, and I hope we get the chance to do it again. In the old days, I would joke about, ‘There must be a good story to tell between ‘Episode III’ and ‘VI’.’ But, it’s true. I always felt that there was.”Ewan McGregor discussing his future with Obi-Wan Kenobi
Speaking alongside Hayden Christensen, Anakin Skywalker from the prequel films, Ewan McGregor is willing to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi for a second season. The first season followed Obi-Wan as he rescues a young Princess Leia, Vivien Lyra Blair, from the clutches of the Imperial Inquisitors, led by the Grand Inquisitor played by Rupert Friend and Third Sister portrayed by Moses Ingram. As is the old Jedi’s fate, he gets into direct conflict with Christensen’s Darth Vader, and though the season told a complete story, it left open the possibility for more stories to be told.
Most notably, a future season 2 could see Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi taking on a new apprentice, Reva Sevander, the Third Sister, as she sheds the influence of the Dark Side and embraces the Light Side of the Force. Future appearances in Andor or Ahsoka could fit within Obi-Wan’s timeline, as each show takes place before the fateful Death Star encounter alongside Luke and Leia. Importantly, Ingram can return as Sevander in other spin-offs as well, perhaps being part of a future season of The Mandalorian.
That there’s so many options for further appearances of Ewan McGregor speaks to the success that Disney has had in translating the franchise to the streaming service. Following the success of The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s award-winning first season showed just the tip of the iceberg for the stories that can now be told. While there’s no guarantee of a second season, having the star on board and excited about coming back is always a good sign.
Ewan McGregor appears, publicly, to have a clear schedule for reprising Obi-Wan Kenobi again, with no announced upcoming film or television roles. Obi-Wan Kenobi came out just six months ago, and after that McGregor voiced Sebastian J. Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. What the future holds for the Scottish star, once best known for Trainspotting, is the same as for his famous Jedi, unknown.