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Ewan McGregor Reveals Much Darker Original Plans for OBI-WAN KENOBI – “He Drinks Too Much”

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor offered some insights into Lucasfilm’s original plans for the Jedi Knight, and things were much darker for him. Obi-Wan was originally going to be a lonely drunk who worked in a bar and was going to get beaten up.

The series we watched featured Obi-Wan living a miserable existence on Tatooine while watching Luke Skywalker. He has been cut off from law enforcement and is dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder following the events of Revenge of the Sith.

It could have been much worse for him, though. McGregor shared in an interview with Vanity Fair, “The first episode started with me as a waiter in a bar.”

He continued, “You know, like he really lost his way, Obi-Wan. He works in a bar, drinks too much and I get beaten up. People kick me, and I’m like I’ll take it, and then I’ll go, you know, into the night.”

The actor added: “I mean, those were our first ideas anyway. There was a rough draft where it started like that.”

McGregor continued, “We were talking about a movie at that point, not a TV series. Disney+ hadn’t arrived yet. I said, ‘All I can see is him broken down after a while after ‘Episode III.’ , and he’s in a really dark place.'”

It would have been an interesting direction to take the character, but we basically got something similar, just not as dark. The series had some good concepts to play with, but ultimately the overall story was a disaster for the series.

Obi-Wan Kenobi should have been much better than he was. There are currently no plans for a second season, but McGregor hopes that one day it will happen and he can play the character again.

I only wish they had made the originally intended trilogy of films!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and also watch the full interview with McGregor.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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