The two are starring in the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Disney+ live-action Star Wars series, which takes place ten years after “Revenge of the Sith.”
In a new interview with E! News, both stars of the series sat down to talk about which scene was “most fun” for them to film.
Ewan McGregor Says He Has ‘Such Fond Memories’ Of Star Wars
When thinking back to the prequel trilogy and Hayden’s first appearance in “Attack of the Clones,” he said, “I remember my first shot in the film. My first time working with you. Picking up the light saber for the first time. So many great memories, it’s hard to pick a favorite.”
Ewan had made his debut one movie earlier in 1999’s “The Phantom Menace” as the padawan to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson.
“I have such fond memories,” Ewan recalled. “It felt so good to come back to it, didn’t it? It really did.”
Ewan said that he had formed a close bond with Hayden even before they started filming “Attack of the Clones” because they had to do “so much fight training and rehearsals” before shooting even started.
Hayden Christensen Remembers Their Final Duel On Mustafar
All of their training finally paid off in their final duel on Mustafar at the close of “Revenge of the Sith.”
Hayden looked back on memories of filming that scene fondly, saying, “Of course when we got to Episode III and we had our big fight against each other, that was the most fun for me.”
“I think we both took it really seriously, too,” he added. “We were having so much fun, but it was really intense and rewarding.”
Although fans thought that the next time Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader squared off was in “A New Hope,” the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” changed all that.
The first time they meet up again, Darth Vader is clearly at the height of his power, while Obi-Wan struggles with his Force abilities after forsaking them for a decade.
“When I got the call that I was going to get to come back with you and reunite as these characters, it was mind-blowing,” Hayden said of reuniting on the set of the Disney+ series.
Ewan agreed, adding, “That day when we both walked on set was quite something else.”
The limited series concludes its six-episode run on Wednesday, June 22. That being said, many fans are already anxious to know if they’re going to get a second season.
Will Obi-Wan Kenobi Get A Season 2?
Back in May, the “Halston” actor and several Lucasfilm execs sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his thoughts on a possible second season.
Writer Joby Harold told EW that he doesn’t know if there’s “a story beyond the story we’re telling now.”
“With these things, we always think of it as a complete story with the beginning and a middle and an end,” he explained. “And so we very much thought of it in that way, as its own story, its own narrative, its own journey for this character between Episode III and Episode IV.”
Director Deborah Chow also told the outlet, “It was definitely conceived as a limited series and it is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So that’s the way we’ve always approached it. The approach has always been that it is one full story.”
When they asked Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, she said “It’s certainly something we talk about, mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time. Ewan had an incredible time. Hayden had an incredible time.”
Kennedy continued, “So certainly from that point of view, everybody involved would love to see this not end. But we have to really spend our time asking the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we’d have to really answer the question why?”
Ewan McGregor himself said that “It was made as a one-off limited series and, in a way, it does do what I wanted it to do in terms of bridging a story between III and IV and bringing me closer to Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan in A New Hope.” But when it came to a possible second season, he said, “Yeah, I would like to make another one.”
Fans will just have to wait and see!