DVD Release DateEwan McGregor supports actors strike during New York Comic Con attendance

Ewan McGregor supports actors strike during New York Comic Con attendance

  • Ewan McGregor expressed his support for the SAG-AFTRA strike during New York Comic Con.
  • Due to the strike, McGregor was not allowed to discuss the Obi-Wan Kenobi series at the convention.
  • McGregor previously mentioned his excitement for the story in the Disney+ series and his hope to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the future.

At New York Comic Con, Ewan McGregor, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars franchise, voiced his support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Due to strike-related restrictions, celebrity guests attending the event were only permitted to sign personal headshots and could not discuss past, current, or upcoming projects from struck properties and studios.

During his panel at the convention, McGregor spoke about the limitations imposed by the strike: “This is the first thing like this I’ve done, and it’s been a decision to do it, but I really wanted to take part. And it’s difficult for us to be up here and not be allowed to talk about our actual films I’m sure you would want to hear about, and so I apologize for that. But we — that’s just the way we have to do it I suppose.”

Before the strike, McGregor had expressed his enthusiasm for potentially reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi after the Disney+ series. “I hope we get the chance to do it again,” he told Disney Studios Awards in a previous interview. “I feel like [series director] Deborah Chow found it and absolutely nailed it … just found the story that we wanted to see between the last one that we did and the first that was done in [1977].”

The Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered in 2022, featuring six episodes and a cast including Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Vivien Lyra Blair, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, and Rupert Friend. In the series, Obi-Wan attempts to save a young Leia after her kidnapping while being pursued by Imperial Inquisitors and Darth Vader. All episodes are available for streaming on Disney+.