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Ewan McGregor Finally Addresses The Negative Reception Of The Prequel Trilogy

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Ewan McGregor Finally Addresses The Negative Reception Of The Prequel Trilogy

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is almost upon us. Set to debut on 27 May, Ewan McGregor’s return to the iconic role has been a whopping 17 years in the making.


The Star Wars prequel trilogy didn’t receive the best reception upon release. Granted, “I don’t like sand” is a terrible line, but there’s also plenty to love in the prequels. The hate was so strong, though, that Anakin actor Hayden Christensen temporarily swapped acting for farming. I’m happy to say that we’ve come a long way since then and fans are finally admitting their love for the prequel trilogy.

Prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi by checking out the latest trailer below.



During the current Obi-Wan Kenobi press tour, Ewan McGregor opened up about how fan responses have changed to the films over the years. “What we didn’t hear at the time was people your age, your generation. Those people now really love our films, but it’s taken us 15 years to hear that,” he said. 

“It’s really nice, it’s changed my relationship with Star Wars. It’s different because of that I think. We really put our heart and soul into them, and they were difficult to make.”

McGregor went on to note just what made making those original films so difficult, “There was so much green screen and blue screen because George was pushing into this new realm that he had designed, that he was responsible for. He wanted to max out that technology, but that meant for us that we were very much on blue screens and green screens, and it was hard work. To do that and be passionate about it, and then for the films to be not very well received was really tough. So it’s really lovely to have that new relationship with them now.”


Personally, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is my favourite Star Wars movie, so I’m very much onboard with this newfound appreciation people are finding within them. Can we finally admit that Jar Jar isn’t that bad?

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Studios

Topics: Star Wars, TV And Film

Kate Harrold
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