Ewan McGregor Thinks Star Wars: The Force Awakens Already Got One Big Thing Wrong
It doesn’t look like ‘ole Obi-Wan Kenobi will have a role when Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits this December. However, Ewan McGregor, who played the younger version of the grizzled Jedi and a veteran of some of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy’s most seizure-inducing lightsaber battles, has some lightsaber-related criticism on the upcoming film’s most notable new weapon.
While discussing his thoughts on Episode VII with Vanity Fair, McGregor brings up what is increasingly becoming the film’s 800 lb. gorilla in the new, quasi-medievalcrossguard model lightsaber wielded by new character, Kylo Ren. His initial thought on the matter was that he was “a bit dubious,” adding:
It’s got a hilt now. You don’t need a hilt. If you know how to handle a lightsaber, like we did, you don’t need a hilt. That’s just one thing that I think they might have got wrong.”