In the course of the first Star Wars Celebration panel, Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor step out to thunderous applause. Cosplayers go wild, waving their lightsabers within the air. McGregor seems at his comrade, they usually each smile. This implies so much to them – maybe greater than they realized.
“I barely switched after the prequels got here out, it was onerous that they weren’t appreciated,” McGregor tells Whole Movie simply after stepping off stage. “I went off and did my different stuff. However now, it’s fairly good to really feel that they had been appreciated and really feel that I can personal it a bit greater than I might then.”
For McGregor, who returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a brand new Disney Plus collection, Star Wars followers are not like every other on the planet. “What’s humorous is that you just don’t have this relationship with the viewers from different motion pictures,” he says. “Standing out on stage there, you instantly go, ‘Oh my god.’ These are the folks we made it for, they’re keen about this, these tales and this world. They’re actually, actually into it. And I like that feeling.”
Enjoying Darth Vader once more marks one thing of a comeback for Christensen. At Celebration, there’s a palpable pleasure each time his identify is talked about, and through the first-ever screening of Obi-Wan Kenobi, when “with Hayden Christensen” flashes up, the gang roars.
“It’s been simply extraordinarily particular for me,” he says of being at Celebration. “Simply ready backstage, earlier than we got here out, and watching the video footage [a montage of Star Wars movies and shows] that they put collectively, I used to be having a tough time not getting all choked up. It is a world I care so much about. It feels actually good to be again.”
Hopefully, this received’t be the tip of Christensen’s Star Wars journey. “This [Obi-Wan] collection could be very a lot about folks coping with their previous,” Christensen says. “And positively, Vader is in pursuit of Obi-Wan, and it’s him making an attempt to reconcile that. We’re attending to see a facet of Vader that possibly we haven’t seen earlier than. And I’m excited for that and excited to proceed my journey with this character.”
Whether or not Christensen or McGregor stick to Star Wars any longer stays to be seen – however, regardless of the case, Celebration has led to plenty of love flowing their means, and the duo are definitely feeling it. For extra dispatches from Celebration, take a look at our interview with Kathleen Kennedy about the way forward for Star Wars motion pictures.
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