Star Wars has been one of the most successful and adored franchises on the globe for over 45 years, and since The Phantom Menace debuted in 1999, each new production set in a galaxy far, far away has undoubtedly featured more than its fair share of performers who grew up as Star Wars fans. Ewan McGregor on the set of Obiwan series see below
Many of the cast members in both the Prequel and Sequel trilogies, as well as the Disney Plus exclusives, have been lifetime Star Wars fans, with Ewan McGregor being one of the most notable. It must have been incredible for someone who grew up watching George Lucas’ Original Trilogy to grow up to play Obi-Wan Kenobi, but you get the impression that the 50-year-fandom old’s waned after he spent years working on Episodes I, II, and III, an experience he’s never spoken about in a particularly positive light given the lack of tangible elements to interact with.
However, in a new interview with Pedro Pascal, McGregor admitted that it was The Mandalorian that rekindled his love for Star Wars, despite the fact that rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff had been circulating for years at the time, and the project had actually come close to happening before the entire Anthology experiment was abandoned.
When the 50th Star Wars series premieres on Disney Plus in a few years, we might look back on The Mandalorian as one of the most important shows in television history, as it saw Hollywood embrace its biggest blockbuster properties as the basis for episodic adventures that can only be found in one place, and we’ll be three or four generations of new fans.