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Ewan McGregor Claims That Most Obi-Wan Kenobi Fan Theories Are Incorrect

Most Obi-Wan Kenobi fan theories, comments, and trailer analysis he sees online, according to Ewan McGregor, are generally erroneous and ludicrous.

McGregor headlines the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast, which also includes Hayden Christensen, who returns as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. As Owen and Beru Lars, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse reprise their roles from the prequel trilogy. The limited series, written by Joby Harold and directed by Deborah Chow, is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith and finds Obi-Wan Skywalker on Tatooine while being pursued by various Inquisitors. While Obi-Wan Kenobi has had two trailers so far, there is still a lot of mystery around the series.

At an event in London, McGregor spoke with the Associated Press on Disney and Lucasfilm's extreme secrecy around Obi-Wan Kenobi, which the actor believes enhances the watching experience for fans. However, because the trailers provide so little information, viewers are left grabbing at straws in order to concoct outlandish ideas. McGregor confesses to perusing many of these hypotheses, comments, and trailer analyses on the internet, most of which he claims are inaccurate. Here's what he had to say:

"I like to look on people’s reaction to the trailers, the teaser trailer and then the real trailer. And there are all these people that like break it down and are telling their audience what the series is about. And, you know, mainly they’re wrong. So, that’s quite funny to watch."

McGregor's discovery that he searches the internet for fan reactions to Obi-Wan Kenobi trailers (and laughs at them) is undoubtedly intriguing. McGregor is an unapologetic Star Wars fan at heart, aside from being a cherished staple of the franchise. In preparation for his comeback as Obi-Wan, he recently studied the whole Skywalker Saga and provided an impassioned defense of the often-maligned prequel trilogy. McGregor has a long history with the franchise, since his uncle Denis Lawson played the rebel pilot Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy.

McGregor's remark appears to imply that even the most basic assumptions about the next episode, such as the Inquisitors chasing Kenobi, are incorrect. Perhaps their main aim is someone else, a Jedi who made through through Order 66. The appearance of Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn as a force ghost has been a popular prediction among fans. Given how much he cherishes secrecy, it's possible that McGregor dismissing most suggestions is a tactic to confuse supporters. When Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on May 27, only time will tell.

Source: AP

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