EWAN McGregor did his best to cover his Jedi robes as he filmed the much-anticipated new Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi in Los Angeles.
The actor, 50, is reprising his role he first played in 2001 Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace.
Ewan McGregor has reprised the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi[/caption]
Looking a touch more mature than his younger version of the Jedi master, Ewan stepped out in a black coat covering his character’s iconic outfit.
The star, who most recently portrayed flamboyant fashion designer Roy Halston in a Netlfix series, wore a face mask and clutched a book as he walked across the film lot.
Ewan is a Star Wars superfan having fallen in love with the original 1977 film as a six-year-old.
He jumped at the opportunity to return to the film’s universe following the success of franchise spin-off The Mandalorian.
The star on set in LA[/caption]
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be set in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, so there will be many recognisable settings and characters for longtime fans.
In a recent discussion with Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, Ewan told how being on set transported him back to childhood.
He said: “I’ve got to be so careful. There’s no secret to when this series is being set, but I had to walk past two stormtroopers. I realised I’ve never acted with a stormtrooper because mine were clones, you know? It was the Clone Army. So, I’d never seen a stormtrooper. So, I was walking past them in this scene. I turned around—and I was six years old again.”
Ewan as Obi Wan in The Phantom Menace[/caption]
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“I was feeling like I was six again or something, because I’m so close to one and I got a fright, you know? So crazy.”
In addition to filming in LA, Disney splashed out £1million to build a sci-fi set in Buckinghamshire
The set could be in place for three years hinting that further series are already in the pipeline.