Joel Edgerton hinted at his potential return to the Star Wars franchise in Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Edgerton was asked about coming back to the Star Wars galaxy. He was extremely coy in his response, but hinted it’s something that’s in the cards:
“There is a very real possibility. There’s potentially an assassin on a rooftop just outside the window if I say the wrong thing. I’d love to say all sorts of things. I’m just not going to.”
The actor first played the role in 2002’s Attack of the Clones, and later made a brief cameo near the end of Revenge of the Sith, as Obi-Wan drops the newborn Luke Skywalker off at the Lars homestead on Tatooine.
After years of speculation regarding an Obi-Wan project of any kind (be it a spinoff movie or a TV show), Lucasfilm finally confirmed the Disney+ series at D23 in August, with Ewan McGregor making a surprise appearance onstage. Plot details are, unsurprisingly, being kept under wraps for the time being, but it has been revealed the show is set eight years after Revenge of the Sith, with Obi-Wan in exile on Tatooine.
What do you make of Joel Edgerton’s comments? Would you like to see Joel Edgerton return as Owen Lars in Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series? Are you hoping the Ewan McGregor series will explore more of the contentious relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Joel Edgerton’s Owen Lars? Let us know your thoughts below!