Warming up engines ahead of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Episode 3 of the prequels Saga Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith, the charismatic actor Ewan McGregor has offered a series of interviews where he delves into the peculiarities of his work when giving life to the young version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the unforgettable Jedi master played in the original films of George Lucas by Sir Alec Guinness. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Kimmel show, McGregor addressed how the perception of the prequels has changed by fans over time.
McGregor reflected on the initially negative reception the Star Wars prequel films received, and how his relationship with fans has evolved throughout all these years, but highlighted how opinions have changed over time. He mentioned how people’s reactions to the prequels have shifted over the years, and how the fans who loved the movies when they were kids but felt unheard at the time are now being valued and listened to. McGregor shared his appreciation for these fans and how he feels closer to them.
A few days before this interview, McGregor attended the MegaCon Orlando 2024 where, addressing the popularity of his portrayal of Kenobi, he appealed to fans to write letters to the company asking for a new season of the series on Disney+. This nod links with the uncertainty about the continuity of the series in a second season for a story that was originally intended as a single film.
In the same interview, the actor once again delved into his experience playing Obi-Wan Kenobi and addressed the criticism that the prequels received upon their release, and how he has learned to value the affection received from fans for his work over the years. He also mentioned his fellow actor Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker, and how Christensen, who received harsh criticism at the time of release of the films, is currently enjoying the affection of the fans and a grand return to the character in his appearances in the Kenobi and Ahsoka series on Disney+.
Looking to the future of the Star Wars franchise, a mysterious message from Empire magazine has revolutionized social networks in recent hours. The message uses one of Kenobi’s best-known lines of dialogue, which has led to speculation about possible content related to the future of the series, although some type of announcement or interview linked to the series cannot be ruled out. There is also speculation about a possible announcement of the cast that will accompany Daisy Ridley in her new film in the saga as Rey Skywalker.