More ‘Star Wars’ News – Obi Wan and Lucas Speak

- 12-04-12Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

Welcome back bastards-in-training, and prepare thyselves for another round of Star Wars news!  This time around there are no rumors to spread, however, so you’ll just have to deal with a couple videos and a little bit of commentary.  On the list for today – George Lucas clarifies his role as consultant, another installment of the ongoing and strung-out Lucas-Kennedy interview and someone asks Ewan McGregor if he’d willingly come back as Obi Wan for future films.

All this after the jump!

Pimpin’ Jawas ain’t easy.

We all know that George Lucas, despite having passed the Star Wars franchise on to Disney and Kathleen Kennedy, will still be sticking around in a consultant position.  The question on everyone’s mind is – exactly how much will he be doing in regards to the new flicks?

With his own two lips, Lucas spoke, and the news he gives is good.  Basically, he’ll be doing next to nothing on Episode VII and beyond.  If people involved in production need a quick answer to a universe-oriented question, Lucas will be standing by with an answer.  Of course, there’s probably otaku-like geeks on the Internet that could do the same job, but they’re sticking with Lucas.

So, yippee!  The less Lucas-taint, the better.

 

Second up, yet another micro-sized piece of the seemingly eternal-yet-never-finished Lucas-Kennedy interview.  This time they talk about the essence of the Star Wars franchise and why it go so freakin’ huge.

Hold on folks, just one more to go!

“If one more person asks me about bloody Star Wars, I will run this thing through their eye!”

And finally, someone decided to ask poor Ewan McGregor to put his ass on the line by joining in the Star Wars speculation debate.  How so?  Well, they wanted to know if he’d be willing to come back to Episode VII and play some more Obi Wan.

Now, anyone with any knowledge of Star Wars knows that this is a pretty ludicrous question considering the character is long dead by this point.  But you never know when Disney might try to pull something like this out of their ass to make more monies.  And it turns out that McGregor would be okay with it.

Or, to put it in his own words:

I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I’d be happy [to go back].

Watch this video to see McGregor being assaulted by his interviewer:

And there’s your daily dose of Star Wars news, folks.  Check back tomorrow for even more exciting rumors, speculation and the occasional bit of quality information!

 

Thanks to blastr and ComicBookMovie for their hard work.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Dresden.King Dresden King

    Perhaps Luke finds the old hologram warning from Obi-Wan warning Jedi to stay away from the temple during Order 66, or old holorecordings of council meetings. There are several ways that could go.

  • pipes_46

    Please don’t ever say “Lucas-taint” again.

  • R2D2

    I don’t know what’s the big deal with Disney acquiring the Star Wars franchise. Disney isn’t going to ruin a franchise already in the crapper. Lucas did that! Adding stars to crap is just making crap shining and isn’t going to help. I would rather watch a Star Trek reboot any day. That’s where the stars should be.

  • R2D2

    Pipes_46 you can honestly tell me that you think the 3 Star Wars prequels was better than the last Star Trek movie? Lucas made 3 great movies and 3 crappy movies. Star Wars fans let it go! I guess you can’t stop holding on to the past if that’s the only think a Star War Dorks knows. When you build you life around Star Wars and your Death Star crumble before your eyes…Lets just hope Pixlar is part of the creative team on Star Wars.

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