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Ewan McGregor Remembers the Extraordinary Minute He Selected Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor states the experience of picking his character’s lightsaber prior to shooting Star Wars: The Phantom Threat.

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor just recently recalled at the long-ago minute he picked the famous Jedi Master’s lightsaber.

McGregor stated being asked to choose his favored saber prop in a promotion video published by the authorities Star Wars YouTube channel. “The first big experience for me was going to the studio where we shot [Star Wars: The Phantom Menace],” he stated. “The props master brought up a big chest and he looked me in the eye and he opened it up and I got to choose Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. So that was a moment I’ll never forget.” The Scottish star would go on to bring his selected saber hilt in The Phantom Threat and Attack of the Clones prior to it was changed by a various design in Vengeance of the Sith.

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An Obi-Wan Kenobi marketing picture of McGregor when again wielding his Vengeance of the Sith lightsaber just recently appeared. As because movie, this prop is a reproduction of the one utilized by Alec Guinness when he depicted Obi-Wan in the extremely first Star Wars movie, A Brand-new Hope. Considered that Obi-Wan Kenobi happens in between A Brand-new Hope and Vengeance of the Sith, it makes good sense that this is the weapon utilized by the Jedi Master in the program.

McGregor isn’t the only Obi-Wan cast member who has actually been identified recently with laser sword in hand, as Hayden Christensen was photographed practicing Darth Vader’s lightsaber choreography. Obi-Wan Kenobi marks the very first time Christensen has actually displayed the signature weapon of the Jedi Order because he last looked like Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Vengeance of the Sith.

The Canadian star formerly shed some light on what fans can anticipate from the lightsaber fight in Obi-Wan Kenobi, explaining the program’s battles as on par with those of the Star Wars prequels. “We’re more in line with the prequels than we are with how the fights are in the original trilogy,” Christensen stated. “These characters have aged, but not that much yet.”

Christensen and McGregor will apparently cross blades in the series, a face-off that apparently opposes the legend’s recognized connection. Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow just recently dealt with fans’ issues about how the Obi-Wan/Vader rematch fits with Stars Wars canon. “Obviously there is room for interpretation here. And telling [the story] that they did have these 20 years [between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope], and obviously something happened in these 20 years, and that there are some things from our series where there’s going to be a little bit more room for interpretation on,” Chow described.

The very first 2 episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi get here on Disney+ on May 27, 2022.

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