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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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McGregor, Gyllenhaal make Broadway debut in ‘The Real Thing’

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

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s “The Real Thing” attracted a star-studded audience to the American Airlines Theatre Thursday. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor, both making their Broadway de ...
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Jack O’Connell May End Up in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Oct 24 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Jack O’Connell may well be the next big guy to watch. After his stint on Skins, he showed up in 300: Rise of an Empire and ’71, and received rave notes for his work in Starred Up. Holding the lead role in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken means that half the families in the US are going to know his face after that film opens at Christmas. And now he might be the man for Terry Gilliam — The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. He ...
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By the Eye of Agamotto!: Why Does No One Want To Play Doctor Strange?

Oct 20 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

We can all agree Marvel's casting carousel for the upcoming Doctor Strange has been, um, well...I don't think it would be incorrect to use the word "clusterf**k". Virtually every single A-lister who even remotely resembles the Sorcerer Supreme has been at least briefly attached to the role, including Jon Hamm, Mads Mikkelsen, Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jared Leto (cri ...
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Rumor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell and Keanu Reeves Frontrunners for DOCTOR STRANGE?

Oct 17 2014 9:38pm CDT | Source: Collider

We’ve already got Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Oscar Isaac, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethan Hawke in the mix for Doctor Strange.  Why not add another name to the ever-growing list? Not only is it being reported that Colin Farrell is in consideration for the title role, but that Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the race as well.  Hit the jump for more on who’s supposedly in and out.  Doctor Strange is due in theaters on July 8, 2016. This ...
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2 weeks ago

Gyllenhaal, McGregor Up For "Doctor Strange"

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

A shortlist of the actors being considered to play the title character in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" has gone up at Variety. Newly revealed contenders Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac have joined the previously rumored likes of Ewan McGregor, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange - a surgeon who becomes the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Sorcerer ...
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2 weeks ago

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 person of ...
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3 weeks ago

Sightings…

Oct 8 2014 8:04pm CDT | Source: pagesix

Ewan McGregor seeing PigPen Theatre Co.’s production of “The Old Man and the Old Moon” at the New Victor ...
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3 weeks ago

Whatever Happened to the Rest of the Star Wars Prequels' Cast?

Oct 8 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Ever wondered just what the Sarlacc happened to all those actors from the Star Wars prequels who we knew, loved - and occasionally threw popcorn at?Well, Moviepilot's own Catrina Dennis recently took a trip down the nostalgia wormhole, awesomely revisiting the original cast of Star Wars: Episode I, which you can read right here. That, though, isn't the end of the story: There are two whole more prequels, just raring t ...
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3 weeks ago

Sting’s ‘Ship’ Sails In On $533K; Broadway Box Office Sprints 5% To $23.2M

Oct 6 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Two newcomers entered Broadway's fall fray last week, which saw total box office jump almost 5%, to $23.2 million, from the week before. Sting's autobiographical musical The Last Ship weighed anchor at the Neil Simon, ringing up a healthy $533,382 for seven performances and filling about 72% of the Nederlander-owned theater's 1,344 seats. The show opens October 26. The Roundabout Theater Co. revival of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, with a cast led by Ewan McGre ...
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