Star Wars fans have seen Obi-Wan in two forms, but while episodes IV, V and VI failed to delve too much into the Jedi master’s backstory, the prequel trilogy took the character to a whole new level. Obi-Wan took Anakin Skywalker under his wing and trained the young Jedi is though his formative years. Unfortunately, the Sith and Emperor Palpatine were too determined to get their hands on the powerful warrior too, sensing his growing power within the Force and his ability to use it for the dark side. In utterly devastating scenes in the final film with Anakin, Obi-Wan did his utmost to appeal to the younger man’s heart and his love for Padme.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, and as the pair battled in the middle of a blazing fire, Anakin’s dark side won out.
The character was incinerated, but managed to survive his ordeal and became the formidable foe from the beginning three Star Wars films.
Obi-Wan later becomes a mentor to Luke Skywalker, Anakin’s secret son, and the pair also bond, but the former is keen to protect Luke from his father’s legacy.
Now fans will get to really delve into the background of Obi-Wan and hopefully fill in some of the gaps through the years too.
Speaking in a new interview, McGregor revealed how revealed he was the news has been released, and shared what’s to come with his character.
“It’s a f*****g massive relief,” he told Men’s Journal.
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“Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.”
The star went on: “The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV.
“The Jedi Order was falling apart.
The actor continued: “It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him – Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think.
“Dealing with that, the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III.
“It’s quite something to get over,” McGregor said, before adding exactly where he hopes the character will end up.
“I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him.
“I feel like I’m greyer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that.”
The Mandalorian’s Deborah Chow will also be directing the series.
Star Wars episode IX The Rise of Skywalker is released in cinemas December 19.