Star Wars Rebels Creator Dave Filoni Wants Ewan McGregor to Voice Obi-Wan.
While there might not be plans for an Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story movie to be released anytime soon, Ewan McGregor potentially has an opportunity to reprise his role as the Jedi Master elsewhere. Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni is interested in getting the actor on-board to voice the character.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, the 41-year-old animation expert said: “Ewan is absolutely someone on our radar, we would love to have him be a part of the show, for sure. We’re interested in anybody, really, that performed in the films, it’s always great to have that direct tie and to have people that have portrayed the character before. I do have a unique situation with Obi-Wan as James Arnold Taylor was my Obi-Wan in Clone Wars for a long time so I used him early on in Star Wars Rebels, that was meant as a nod to people who had watched that animated series.”
If McGregor were to take up Filoni’s offer, it would make him the fifth actor to reprise his role from the movies, allowing him to join the likes of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Frank Oz (Yoda), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian). Voice work certainly isn’t out of the question for McGregor, as he did record a single line (“These are your first steps…”) for The Force Awakens.
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