McGregor talks 'Star Wars' again

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (IMBD/WENN.COM)

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (IMBD/WENN.COM)

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:30 PM ET

You almost expect the man to show up with a light sabre.

Ewan McGregor is making the publicity rounds to talk about The Impossible, his new film with Naomi Watts about survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, but talk of a new series of Star Wars films has made the actor the focus of hopeful fans. McGregor, 41, hasn't played Obi-Wan Kenobi is seven years. Still, the wishful thinking is that he may come back as a ghost in Star Wars VII. Or just come back.

"There's no real interest in if I'm in it or not," says McGregor, modestly -- and incorrectly.

"There's massive interest in the films themselves," he adds. "They're legendary."

All that's known for sure about Star Wars VII is that it will be released in 2015 and written by Michael Arndt, who wrote the screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine and won an Oscar for that. Arndt also wrote Toy Story 3 and co-wrote Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which will be released in 2013.

 


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