When Solo: A Star Wars Story opened to a modest (for a Star Wars movie) $84 million domestically, the top brass at Disney were put on alert. It seemed as though the animalization of the series had potentially flooded the market. And thus, all of Disney’s spin-off movies were reportedly put on hold. One of those films, and perhaps the most intriguing of the bunch, was a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie. A movie whose potential lead is just as clueless about it as we are.
While promoting Christopher Robin (another Disney property), Ewan McGregor joined The View for a chat in which the topic of a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie came up. When asked whether he would “come back”, McGregor quickly responded “Yes. I would totally do it.” He then elaborated a bit more, confirming that Disney has yet to reach out to him about reprising his role:
“There’s no plans as such to do it as far as I know. But, it’s so funny, I’ve been asked this question for years and years and of course I’d be happy to do it. I think there must be a good story to tell. As they’re doing spin-offs, there’s likely to be a good Obi-Wan between maybe me and Alec Guinness in that time.”
McGregor’s interview with The View then concluded with Ewan making a joke about his eagerness for the role, stating “I’ve answered yes so many times it looks like I’m sort of touting for work at Disney’s door.”
While we don’t know for certain whether an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off is in the works, we do know that plenty of Star Wars films are. You can read about them all in our feature detailing all 11 Star Wars Movie likely headed our way. But after Episode 9 we have a new trilogy in the words by Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. As well as another trilogy coming our way by Episode 8 writer and director, Rian Johnson.