Ewan McGregor: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi hides the Force in new Star Wars TV series’

Star Wars Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi He returned for a six-part TV series as well as Ewan McGregor, who he played as a young man. Forget Jedi mind tricks and lightsaber battles, though.

“Obi-Wan doesn’t do that anymore. He’s living a normal life. He’s not living the Jedi life anymore,” McGregor, who is also the series’ executive producer, said in an interview.

“We can see from the trailer that there are these detectives doing Vader’s job hunting down the last Jedi. He said he wants to destroy every other Jedi.” “They are looking for him, so you can’t use force because he might abandon himself.”

It’s been 17 years since McGregor wore the Jedi hoodie in “Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith,” the last of the previous trilogy.

“They were very difficult to make. The blue screen and their green screen nature were very difficult, and they were also not very likable when they came out,” the Scottish actor said.

Few details of the series have been revealed, but it appears to have paved the way for the first meeting of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, the towering dark knight turned former apprentice Anakin Skywalker by the end of the pre-shows.

McGregor, 51, is now approaching the Alec Guinness era when he played Obi-Wan in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Hayden Christensen reprises his role as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.

“Working with him on set it felt like the last 17 years didn’t happen, like there’s been a crazy time or something,” McGregor said. “It was very strange.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi begins streaming on Disney+ on May 27.

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