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December 4, 2012

Ewan McGregor says he'll play Obi-Wan in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' if asked

The actor also talks about George Lucas' involvement

Ewan McGregor says he'll play Obi-Wan in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' if asked

Ewan McGregor has revealed that he would be happy to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Episode 7 should Disney ask him.

When asked if he would return to the Star Wars franchise during an interview with Digital Spy the Trainspotting star said: "I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I'd be happy [to go back]."

McGregor then went on discuss whether Obi-Wan would return alive or as a ghost as in previous films but made it clear he didn’t know anything about it, "Who knows, I know nothing about it other than what I’ve read on the internet," he said.

Ewan McGregor first appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and went on to train Anakin Skywalker, who would eventually become Darth Vader, in Episode II - Attack of the Clones. The role of Obi-Wan Kenobi has also been played by Alec Guinness who starred in the original Star Wars films.

Despite the fact that George Lucas has sold LucasFilm to Disney, McGregor said Lucas would be still be involved in the new films saying: "They’re his stories, I bet that he’ll be involved somehow." Earlier today, it was confirmed that Lucas will act as a "creative consultant" for the franchise.

Disney have also revealed that they expect to release Star Wars: Episode 7 in 2015.

Scroll down to see the full interview with Ewan McGregor.

Scroll down to see the full interview with Ewan McGregor.



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