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Ewan McGregor revisits the Star Wars Skywalker saga to prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi return

Ewan McGregor revisits the Star Wars Skywalker saga to prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi return

Ewan McGregor returns to a galaxy far, far away for the first time since 2005 — and it’s been as long as he’s seen again star wars Saga McGregor starred in George Lucas star wars In the prequel trilogy, apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) as Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Genie (Liam Neeson) becomes teacher. Although he did a voice cameo in the 2015 The Force Awakens and 2019 rise of skywalker, The Skywalker Saga finale, McGregor won’t reprise role in live-action until Star Wars: Obi-Wan KenobicLimited event series premiering May 27 on Disney+.

“I watched them all prepare for it because the last time I did, we shot Episode III In 2003 in Sydney, Australia, I think. So it’s been a long time – almost 20 years,” McGregor said during a virtual appearance. Jimmy Kimmel Live! by accepting ,Didn’t do them all at once,” McGregor said, adding that it was “really interesting” to revisit his first turn in 1999 as the younger version of Alec Guinness’s Hermit Jedi. the Phantom Menace.

“It was such a big deal to happen,” trainspotting The star spoke about the blockbuster role that would change his career. “So it was really fun to go back and watch that movie again.”

McGregor reprized his role as Jedi Master of Jedi Knight in 2002 attack of clones and of 2005 revenge of the SithPart of a prequel trilogy was not as well received as the classic original trilogy starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

“It was difficult at the time. When they came out, not everyone in our prequels hugged them very much,” he said. “It’s nice to know now that people love them. The kids we made them for at the time — they loved the movies. It was nice to see them in that spirit.”

in Obi-Wan KenobicThe story begins 10 years after the dramatic events. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Where Obi-Wan Kenobi suffered his greatest defeat: the fall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Pise, Indira Varma, Sung Kang, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Benny Safdie, Kumail Nanjiani and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobic Premieres Friday, May 27 with two episodes on Disney+. The new episodes will air from June 1 on Wednesdays.

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Drashti Jain