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Ewan McGregor wants Star Wars spin-off film

Ewan McGregor wants Star Wars spin-off film

Feb 15 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Ewan McGregor wants his own 'Star Wars' spin-off film. The sci-fi franchise's producers are reportedly planning several standalone films while 'Episode VII' - which is being directed by 'Star Trek:...

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Ewan McGregor wants Star Wars spin-off film

Feb 15 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Ewan McGregor wants his own 'Star Wars' spin-off film.

The sci-fi franchise's producers are reportedly planning several standalone films while 'Episode VII' - which is being directed by 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' filmmaker J.J. Abrams - is in production and Ewan would love to reprise his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, who he played in the three prequel films.

Speaking to MTV News, he said: ''I think it's a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, 'Episode III,' before Alec Guinness, there's that period where he's in the desert.''

Referring to the period of time in between the two trilogies, where Anakin Skywalker has transformed into villain Darth Vader and before his son Luke Skywalker meets Old Ben Kenobi, Ewan continued: ''That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don't know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff.

''I'd be up for it. Could be quite exciting. I'd be up for it, for sure, of course.''

It was announced last Wednesday (06.02.13) that Walt Disney Pictures, who bought original director George Lucas' company LucasFilm last year - are planning to create a young Han Solo trilogy, originally played by Harrison Ford, and another spin-off following the adventures of bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed: ''We plan to make 'Star Wars' 7, 8 and 9 over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015.

''But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time, too.''

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‘The Real Thing’ reunion on eve of Broadway revival

Oct 1 2014 8:54pm CDT | Source: pagesix

The Broadway revival will star Cynthia Nixon, Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyll ...
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Time Flies in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Phantom Menace Cast, Then VS Now!

Oct 1 2014 6:39am CDT | Source: movie pilot

A little while ago, I wrote a piece about my experience as a kid on the day that Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace premiered. It got me to thinking: what's the cast been up to? Liam Neeson has the third installment of his Taken saga coming up; Natalie Portman has been dominating Hollywood (and science) on and off for the past decade; Ewan McGregor has been laying low, while he prepares for Broadway. ...
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Time Flies in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Phantom Menace Cast Then VS Now!

Sep 30 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

A little while ago, I wrote a piece about my experience as a kid on the day that Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace premiered. It got me to thinking: what's the cast been up to? Liam Neeson has the third installment of his Taken saga coming up; Natalie Portman has been dominating Hollywood (and science) on and off for the past decade; Ewan McGregor has been laying low, while he prepares for Broadway. Samuel L. Jackson ...
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News Bits: Vice, Mortdecai, Speed 3, Interstellar

Sep 25 2014 3:52am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Inherent Vice The first photo is out of Reese Witherspoon in he role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice". Witherspoon plays Deputy District Attorney Penny Kimball, a former love interest of Joaquin Phoenix’s character. The film itself is scheduled to open on December 12th. [Source: The Los Angeles Times] Mortdecai Following a welcome reaction to the first trailer, Lionsgate has moved up the Johnny Depp-led action comedy "Mortdecai" by two weeks. The fi ...
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1 week ago

JAMES WAN PRESENTS DEMONIC and AMITYVILLE Fall off Release Schedule; MORTDECAI Moves up a Fortnight; THE AGE OF ADALINE Delayed until April

Sep 24 2014 8:52pm CDT | Source: Collider

Here's a look at the latest release date shuffle: The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films horror projects Amityville and James Wan Presents Demonic were previously slated to bookend the new year, but have now been moved to TBD status. Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline, starring Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, m ...
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While the Scots vote for their Independence, why don't we vote for our favourite Scottish movie!

Sep 18 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

At 7am today (BST) my fellow Scottish residents and I went to the polls to vote for our Independence. While I wait for the news, I thought it would be a great time to let everyone vote for their favourite Scottish movie!Braveheart FREEDOM!Everyone could have guessed that this would be on the list! The 1995 historical epic won the Best Picture Oscar and has been cemented as one of the greatest movies ever made. The film fol ...
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2 weeks ago

Will Obi-Wan Get a Star Wars Spin-Off?

Sep 15 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We know two things for sure about those announced Star Wars spin-offs, one will be directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards and the other by Chronicle’s Josh Trank. What we don’t know is who they will focus on. Rumors have them firmly placing a spotlight on the origins of either Han Solo, Boba Fett or Yoda. But, today we’re hearing another name added to the mix and it’s interesting to say the least. How would you feel about an ori ...
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2 weeks ago

More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface

Sep 14 2014 8:48pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?The idea of the Star Wars spin-off films has long been concrete reality, with Disney and Lucasfilm hiring the likes of Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards to work on movies to fit in between the new trilogy entries. But their subjects remain shrouded in mystery and now a fresh rumour has surfaced about Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own movie.Naturally, we’d caution that you sh ...
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2 weeks ago

‘Star Wars’ Rumor: Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff in the Works

Sep 14 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

In addition to the upcoming continuing installments of Star Wars – Episode VII will kick off the reinvigorated film series – Lucasfilm will also be releasing three standalone spinoff movies to fill the time between official episodes. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Josh Trank (Fantastic Four) have already been tapped to helm two of the spinoff films, the first of which is expected to premiere in 2016. According to rumors, these movies c ...
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2 weeks ago

Rumor: Obi-Wan Kenobi Stand-Alone Film In The Works

Sep 14 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: slash film

As little as we know about Star Wars Episode VII, we know even less about the Star Wars stand-alone films. We know Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank and directing the first two. We’ve heard they may be origin stories and rumors have run rampant of all the various characters that might be featured. Han Solo and Boba Fett are two of the best bets, but Yoda has been mentioned too, possibly a side character ...
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