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Actor has expressed interest in returning to play Obi-Wan Kenobi if standalone film about the Jedi knight gets go ahead

Ewan McGregor has become the latest Star Wars veteran to express an interest in returning to the long-running space opera following the announcement of Disney's plans for several new films.

The studio, which bought rights to George Lucas's series in October for $4.05bn (£2.6bn), is planning a new trilogy of movies, along with several spin-off adventures centring on iconic figures from the original series that ran between 1977 and 1983. McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, which ran in cinemas between 1999 and 2005, said he liked the idea of a standalone film starring the Jedi knight in his wilderness years.

"I think it's a good idea," McGregor told MTV News, adding: "The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, Episode III, »

- Ben Child

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