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Entertainment Ewan McGregor Hated Keeping His Obi Wan Kenobi Show A Secret From 'Star Wars' Fans

15:15  31 october  2019
15:15  31 october  2019 Source:   theblast.com

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Ewan McGregor doesn't like keeping secrets , especially from " Star Wars " fans . But this time around, the actor had to keep quiet about reprising his role as "And they want to keep everything a secret till they want it released." McGregor played the young Obi - Wan in " Star Wars : The Phantom Menace"

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The Best Part Of The Prequel Series

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While the Star Wars prequels are pretty much universally panned, it is a truth universally acknowledged that Ewan McGregor's portrayal of young Obi Wan Kenobi is easily the highlight of that particular trilogy. He brings pathos and humor in equal measure and is beloved by Star Wars fans.

The Disney+ Roll Out

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With the resurgence of Star Wars, especially after the announcement of Disney+, fans have been hopeful that McGregor's Jedi master would get another shot at the galaxy. This year at D23, fans were rewarded with the announcement of an Obi Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney+ in 2020.

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Keeping The Secret

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According to McGregor, he's been keeping this project a secret for years, and that he's "not really brought up that way. I'd much rather be honest with people."

He told the Associated Press while promoting Doctor Sleep that it was a necessary evil.

"But the studios are, and the franchises are, understandably secretive. And they want to keep everything a secret till they want it released. Once they started making spin-off movies, there was such a lot of speculation about an Obi-Wan spin-off. And I was asked every time I did an interview by people, would I do it? And it just became embarrassing, because it sounded a bit like I was trying to get the part from Disney. You know, like, I was saying, 'Well, you know. Well, if they give me a call, I'd be, you know, I'd be interested.'"

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Since the Star Wars prequel trilogy concluded with Star Wars : Revenge of the Sith in 2005, fans have been hoping Obi - Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor would reprise his role, leading to this year's announcement that he would be getting his own Disney+ series, with the actor revealing he had to lie

Obi - Wan # Kenobi A Star Wars Story 2020. ▼ New CONCEPT trailer for the rumored Star Wars Ewan McGregor , who portrayed Obi - Wan in the three Star Wars prequels and supplied his voice as the This was not made to fool or scam anyone, it is simply for fans to take a glimpse into what the

He Hated Lying

Fans have been passionate about the project, and McGregor appreciated their fervor, even if it put him in a rough spot.

"Fans [would] like being angry with Disney, saying, 'They better not cast someone else.' And I was thinking, 'Who else are they going to cast, you know? Like just let me say it.'"

Luckily, he can be open about how awesome the show is going to be now.

"And now [that] the cat is out of the bag that we're doing again, I'm really excited about it. It's a really phenomenal storyline that we're going to tell."

Bring on 2020!

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