Obi-Wan Kenobi prepares to launch into streaming hyperspace, bringing Star Wars back into the spotlight. This Disney+ series follows Ewan McGregor’s legendary Jedi as he eludes the Empire’s and the Inquisitors’ scrutinizing scrutiny. This is McGregor’s first return to the prequel era, and he’ll be joined by his Star Wars co-star Hayden Christensen, who returns as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.
Despite the fact that the programme will premiere in just a few weeks, concrete plot elements are still scarce. There have been rumors of many cameos including a young Leia and Luke’s involvement, but everything else remains a mystery. The low fog that has descended upon Obi-Wan has sparked passionate speculation across the internet. However, it may be prudent to refrain from making predictions about what will happen in the show, as McGregor has stated that no one will be prepared for the Disney+ epic.
Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor spoke with the Associated Press on the secrecy surrounding Lucasfilm’s latest Disney+ project, from its announcement through its release. McGregor stated that he watches the series’ trailer analysis online:
“They’re mostly incorrect, but they’re still “pretty entertaining to watch.” I enjoy watching people’s reactions to the trailers, both the teaser and the full trailer. And then there are those who prefer to break it down and explain what the series is about to their audience. And, you know, they’re mostly wrong. So that’s entertaining to see.”
He also expressed his disappointment at having to keep his return to the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi a secret, expressing his admiration for Disney’s commitment to maintaining “the experience for the fans” who are “seeing something for the first time:”
“You know, what I admire about Disney and Lucasfilm is that they are really committed to giving fans the pleasure of witnessing something for the first time without knowing the plot.”
When asked if he was returning, Mcgregor replied he had to “kind of not say exactly the truth,” leading fans to believe Disney was seeking for “someone else to play the part” in a prospective Obi-Wan spin-off:
“So part of it is like not revealing the date of a movie too far in advance. However, this meant that when I was asked, I had to sort of not give the truth. ‘Would you do it if Disney wanted to develop an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off?’ someone asked. Would you agree to it?’ I knew we were going to do it. ‘Oh, you know, if they wanted to do it, I’d be happy to do it,’ I’d have to say. It started to appear as if they were considering someone else for the part. ‘They better cast Ewan!’ I’d see on the internet. ‘All right, all right,’ I said. It’s a little degrading.”
It’s amusing to watch Ewan McGregor get as involved in the fanbase as he appears to be. He directly confronts the theories he’s seen online, claiming that none of them are true. So, what is he concealing? Perhaps this is another instance of him not being entirely truthful. Other characters who will feature in the project have been the subject of significant speculation, with one of the most popular fan ideas being that Qui-Gon Jinn will appear at some point.
It’s still unclear whether a force ghost of Kenobi’s previous master would appear. but it’s possible that McGregor saw that hypothesis, laughed to himself, and then lied through his teeth to save the surprise for fans. Even if someone could accurately foresee the series’ events beat for beat, that would almost certainly be the strategy. Before it all airs on Disney+, McGregor and the other stars will bite their tongues, keeping as much information hidden from fans as possible.