Throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy, no star burned as brightly as Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. From 1999 through 2005, the actor portrayed a young Kenobi who lost his master to a full-fledged Jedi training his troubled, teenage apprentice, and then a member of the Jedi Council who witnessed the fall of the Jedi Order, the Republic, and his former padawan and friend.
Despite being tasked to follow Sir Alec Guinness and play this iconic cinematic figure at three drastically different stages in his life, McGregor – unlike the prequel films – exceeded expectations and has long been considered one of the highlights of the trilogy.
17 years later, McGregor returned to the role in Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series and, once again, delivered in terms of his performance. But now that the series has (possibly?) concluded, and since both Star Wars and the MCU belong under the same conglomerate umbrella, will fans ever see the Star Wars actor within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Kenobi’s Ewan McGregor “Not Looking” to Join the MCU
During a panel at the Fan Expo Boston, as reported via ComicBook.com, Ewan McGregor addressed whether he would be interested in being part of the MCU, saying, “You know, I’m in this Star Wars world. I feel like I don’t need another.”
While Ewan McGregor has yet to make the jump from hyperspace to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fellow prequel trilogy actors have.
In addition to Mace Windu’s Samuel L. Jackson who has been playing Nick Fury in the MCU since 2008, Padme Amidala’s Natalie Portman played Jane Foster in Marvel’s Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and recently returned to the role in this summer’s Thor: Love and Thunder.