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Ewan McGregor Felt "Real Fear" of Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Fear may be the path to the dark side, but Ewan McGregor felt "real fear" seeing Hayden Christensen suited up as Darth Vader on the set of Obi-Wan Kenobi. A decade after Obi-Wan's fiery lightsaber duel with the newly christened Darth Vader in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, master and padawan will reunite for what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has billed as the "rematch of the century." Set another nine years before Obi-Wan and Vader's fated final encounter aboard the Death Star in A New Hope, the series premiering May 27 on Disney+ marks McGregor's — and Obi-Wan's — first time seeing the Sith Lord's life-saving suit of black armor.
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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Wants Obi-Wan Kenobi to Reunite With Jar Jar Binks

The upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will feature one of the most exciting reunions in the galaxy far, far away, as Ewan McGregor's Kenobi is set to face Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader, but if it were up to star McGregor, he'd like to reunite with another prequel figure for an adventure with Jar Jar Binks. This might not seem like the most likely reunion for fans, given the legacy that Binks' character left behind, but McGregor clearly enjoyed collaborating with performer Ahmed Best while working on the trilogy films. Best made his first return to Star Wars following the prequels for the competitive series Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.
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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Confirms Mary Elizabeth Winstead Casting in Ahsoka

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has confirmed Mary Elizabeth Winstead's casting in the Disney+ Star Wars: Ahsoka series. News of Winstead's addition to the Ahsoka cast first came down in January, as the Birds of Prey and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress joins Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Natasha Liu Borddizzo, and Ivanna Sakhno. As for McGregor, he's gearing up for the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi next week by doing marketing for the project. One of the latest pieces of promotion comes from Vanity Fair, which took an expansive look at the Star Wars franchise as a whole.
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Ewan McGregor says it was ‘difficult’ to finish Star Wars prequels after Phantom Menace was panned by critics

Ewan McGregor spoke about the difficulties of filming the Star Wars prequel movies after his first outing as Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Phantom Menace, was derided by critics.McGregor returns as the Jedi Master in the new Disney+ spin-off series (also named Obi-Wan Kenobi) about his character.In an interview with Vanity Fair for its June cover story, McGregor said that he “questioned” playing Obi-Wan a lot. “I felt like I was part of this new wave of British cinema, really, and that Star Wars wasn’t me, that’s not what I stood for. I was this sort of urban, grungy, independent film...
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Ewan McGregor says bad reviews made filming Star Wars prequels tough

I have a lot of nostalgia for the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. They and The Lord of the Rings were the cinematic events of my childhood, spawning more merchandise and Star Wars games than I could consume. Ewan McGregor, one of the stars of the science fiction movies, says making them was a bit of a task.
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Ewan McGregor Wants To Bring Back Jar Jar Binks And We Should Let Him!

As the press continues for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have been gifting fans with every little tidbit of (spoiler-free) trivia surrounding the series. Not only have they been defending the first three Star Wars prequels (on multiple occasions) they have been able to offer a unique perspective after all these years. Finally, the cast has addressed the Jar Jar Binks-sized elephant in the room.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Featurette: Ewan McGregor Reflects On Stepping Into The Famous Star Wars Role

With the release of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" just around the corner, Disney and Lucasfilm are giving "Star Wars" fans a little something to help hold them over in the form of a new featurette which takes a behind the scenes look at the Disney+ series. Specifically, Ewan McGregor, who returns once again as the famed Jedi, reflects back on the earliest days of his journey in this role and what it's like circling back to it after all these years. Let's take a gander.
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How to Watch 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen

It’s been almost three years since Star Wars fans have gotten to see a new chapter of the franchise in theaters. But hope survives in the form of Disney’s expanding collection of Star Wars shows — including the latest miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which arrives on Disney+ this month.
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Ewan McGregor always wanted Kenobi’s story to be about ‘a broken man’

So far, the promotional material leading up to the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi has hinted at truly intense moments. Owen Lars with his sick (verbal) burns. Darth Vader somehow still holding himself together after all his physical ones. Lots of yelling from Reva (what’s the history there?) and Obi-Wan telling someone to stay hidden (who?). But the show will likely be as emotionally stimulating as it will be visually impressive — at least, that’s how Ewan McGregor has always wanted it to be.
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Ewan McGregor confirms wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast in Star Wars series

Ewan McGregor has revealed that his wife – the actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead – will appear in the upcoming Star Wars franchise television series Ahsoka.McGregor will also be reprising his own role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, who he first played in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, in another new series set 10 years after that film ended. McGregor is also an executive producer on Obi-Wan Kenobi, which premieres on 27 May on Disney Plus.But in a new interview withVanity Fair, McGregor let slip that he was no longer the only member of his family to be...
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Ewan McGregor, Now A Fan Of The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels, Says Finishing Them Was A Bit Difficult After ‘The Phantom Menace’ Got Bad Reviews

On Tuesday, Vanity Fair published a sprawling, eye-opening piece about the state of the Star Wars franchise. The good news: They have plenty of TV spin-offs en route. The less good news: It’s not clear when, if ever, there will be another Star Wars movie. (And when/if there is, they won’t star new actors playing already established characters.) The films, mind you, have been divisive at least since the still hotly debated Return of the Jedi. And while some now stick up for the once derided prequels, even one of those fans, co-star Ewan McGregor, admits (in a bit teased out by IndieWire) that the reviews did initially get to him.
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Ewan McGregor asked Hayden Christensen to do Obi-Wan Kenobi

Disney Plus‘s upcoming sci-fi series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is one of the most anticipated shows of 2022, featuring Star Wars alumni Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen back in full force action. However, it turns out that we all have to thank McGregor specifically for this prequel Star Wars movies reunion, and for bringing Christensen back into a galaxy far, far away.
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Ewan McGregor Wants to Do More Star Wars Projects After Obi-Wan Kenobi

There is little doubt that people are eager to see Ewan McGregor all over again in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. After all, the Disney+ show is a once in a lifetime chance to revisit the Jedi Master and find out what he was up to before A New Hope. However, it looks like it won't be the only project where we'll get to see Kenobi again. McGregor has just confirmed that he wants to keep playing the beloved Star Wars character in more projects in the future.
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