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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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Broadway Review: ‘The Real Thing’ with Ewan McGregor

Oct 30 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Roundabout rounded up name players for this revival of “The Real Thing,” Tom Stoppard’s meditation on the vagaries of love and the elusive nature of reality. Ewan McGregor makes an impressive Broadway debut as a British playwright whose new play reflects both his own rocky relationship with his cool and distant ...
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McGregor, Gyllenhaal make Broadway debut in ‘The Real Thing’

Oct 25 2014 9:29pm CDT | Source: pagesix

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By the Eye of Agamotto!: Why Does No One Want To Play Doctor Strange?

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Rumor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell and Keanu Reeves Frontrunners for DOCTOR STRANGE?

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Gyllenhaal, McGregor Up For "Doctor Strange"

Oct 15 2014 6:10am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

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Ewan McGregor Is A Contender For ‘Doctor Strange’

Oct 14 2014 6:58pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Marvel Studios is looking for someone to become 'Doctor Strange' for many years to come and Ewan McGregor is a pers ...
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