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Ewan McGregor

Count Me In for

New 'Star Wars' Flicks

11/29/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
WILL be returning to the new "Star Wars" movies -- at least if Ewan McGregor has any say ... telling TMZ, he'd happily reprise his role as the Jedi Master in the next installment.

McGregor was out at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood Tuesday night when we asked if he was down with the new movies -- and Ewan said Ew-betcha.

As we reported, Lucasfilms was bought out by Disney for $4 BILLION -- and the studio is already planning several more SW movies.

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) have also said they want in on the new flicks.

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OH NO!    

Please don't. I wish to erase the memory of the 3 prequels. Lets pretend those never existed.

504 days ago
2.

Matt1701c    

It'd cool to see him in the next Star Wars movie I wonder if Luke will return aswell.

504 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

it would be Cool to see Him UnEmployed...

504 days ago
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Reg    

Love me some Ewan McGregor. Awesome bloke.

504 days ago
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Criss    

How would be be in it, since it's supposed to take place after "Jedi"?

504 days ago
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Chris    

I guess he has no idea about the the Star Wars Franchise he has been a part of. If he did he would know that the next installment is after return of the Jedi. Which mean Obi-Wan Kenobi is dead since the original Star Wars, and he could only appear in flash backs or as a spirit.

I guess its at least work.

503 days ago
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mandy    

But Obi-Wan died...

503 days ago
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Christian    

WOW another actor that has had no career since appearing in Star Wars wants in...I am shocked.

but he was a sweet obi wan nonetheless

503 days ago
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Scary    

Of course they all want in on the new movies. Disney, big kid audiences, cha-ching!! Plus the plot no longer has to follow any book or Lucas' whims, so they can bring in whatever characters they want.

503 days ago
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all about the money    

Who knows what Disney wants to do. There has been rumors that they want Darth Vader in the new movie too although he died in RoTJ. They want an iconic villain so want to bring Vader back yet they still plan to do episode 7 which should be after ROTJ. Aging actors unknown direction who knows what Disney will do. Another comment that has came from Disney is that they feel they have the right to do anything they want within the SW Universe since its such an expansive area and story rich environment. There is a lot of books out that are considered canon for SW but almost seems like Disney wont keep the timeline and will do what they want. Beware of Darth Mickey and Lord Goofy....

503 days ago
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RD    

Of course they all 'want in'. Who doesn't want a fat paycheck. Pay them scale and see just how willing they are to play the part. I hope Disney casts unknowns for the new movies. I don't want to see any big time actors playing in the new Star Wars movies.

503 days ago
12.

Michael    

I'd still be more than happy to sit down with Disney and discuss the possibility of my directing Star Wars 7 - 9.

503 days ago
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L.G.    

Never know... they COULD go with the Zahn storyline where Obi Wan had a clone

503 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

Of course Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee also want in on new movies, they aren't exactly being swarmed with roles and they probably need the money.

503 days ago
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Randmideas    

They could go down the later line when the new twins are older and are battling with the dark side.

500 days ago
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