Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor have both said they would be keen to reprise their roles, despite the plan for now being to keep the Disney+ show to a limited series.
In conversation with Radio Times, director Deborah Chow had said the plan was always for a limited series but that there are “more stories that you could tell.”
“Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story,” Christen, who reprised his role as Anakin/Darth Vader added. “But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there’s certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so.”
“I hope it’s not the last time I play him,” said Ewan McGregor, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi. “I had such a great time doing this, I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness, don’t you think?”
The new episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi airs on Disney+ next week.
In a first-look review of the series, NME wrote: “Whatever’s left of George Lucas’ 45-year-old vision survives here in the show’s influences, drawing from Westerns and Japanese cinema to meld Star Wars back into the shape it first took in 1977 – albeit repainted here with a flawless $150million sheen.
“Not wasting too much time on Obi-Wan’s moping, Chow guns the show forward at a furious pace, ending an action-packed double-header debut with a blast from the past and a whole lot of promise for the rest of the series.”