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One Person Definitely Not Involved In The New Star Wars Films? Ewan McGregor. [VIDEO]

Since the huge announcement that the world would be seeing more Star Wars films, people (actors included) have been talking about who would be involved. Not many have mentioned who would not be involved.  That is, until Ewan McGregor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and discovered there were going to be Han Solo and Boba Fett features in the next few years. Then things got a little awkward. Check out the video and see for yourself. 

The Star Wars talk starts around the 2:14 mark.

Can we surmise that most, if not all, of the prequel actors won’t have parts to play in the upcoming Star Wars films? Is there anyone you definitely would want to see again from those movies (McGregor included)?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Adam R. Charpentier

    McGregor is the only actor in the prequel trilogy that looked like he was having any damn fun, so it would be nice if he returned, but I’d rather not give anyone a chance to think it might be a good idea to revisit the stories told in those three terrible movies. New stuff! New actors! Please, please, please, no one from Disney’s stable. Zac Efron (is it Zack? Whatevs) as Han Solo is just a terrifying concept.

  • Mr The Batman

    Could someone nutshell the conversation, please? I’m outside the US.

  • Calum Syers

    This. Not in the US, so I can’t view the video.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Ewan as Obi Wan was the best thing about those damn prequels…

  • Dale P

    He was pretty much the only person I would want to return. I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, but my ex made me watch all of them at least once and he and Ian McDiarmid were far and away the best actors involved.

  • Anonymous

    Jimmie asks Ewan if Disney or Lucas had contacted him about being in the new movies. He says he knows they’re making new movies, but Jimmie asks if he was contacted about the Han Solo and Boba Fett movies. Ewan responds that he wasn’t told and hadn’t know about them and Jimmie says “Oh, they’ve been trying to keep it a secret from you, and I guess I just ruined it.” So Basically, Ewan hasn’t been contacted about being in any of the specific movies they’re making, though he was informed (or heard in the news) that new movies were being made.

  • Travis Fischer

    I would definitely be excited for an Obi-Wan movie with Ewen McGregor. Easily the best part of the prequels.

  • Joe G

    Kimmel’s people are nice enough to upload his show to YouTube. This should start right before the relevant exchange:

  • Anonymous

    I’m okay with this. Obi’s time had passed. Better we get to explore some new characters’ heroism than do the Greatest Hits tour.

  • Mr The Batman

    YouTube has been a pain in the ass lately, but thanks anyway :)

  • Mr The Batman

    Appreciate it, amigo :)

  • Javier Jauregui

    Slow news day, eh?

  • TKS

    Other than McGregor? There is one…”I’ve Had it with these m************ Sith in this m************ galaxy!”

  • Oliver Jonas Queen

    We need Episode 3.5…show Obi-Wan alone in the desert,going insane from grief and isolation…maybe have him hallucinate the ghost of Mace Windu so Sam Jackson can get his cameo in. I find it hard to believe Obi-Wan and Yoda just sat on their asses and watched everything go to hell for 20 years…it could be fun to watch Obi-Wan try(and fail) to take Vader and the Emperor down. Ewan was the best damn part of the prequels…he deserves a movie all his own to really dig into the role.

  • Random guy,trying to help

    Use Firefox and the addon Anonymox. It changes your IP adress to a USA one, and there won’t be anymore silly “US only” videoes.

    Your net will go much, much slower, but it’s worth it.

  • Random guy,trying to help

    Ohmy, I forgot about Ewan. He could play in a stand alone Star Wars movie, he still sort of looks young =)

  • Ding Dong

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that anything “new” coming out of the SW franchise is going to suck and that it doesn’t matter who’s in there. Better move on and keep those childhood memories intact.