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For a movie that never actually got officially announced, it feels like we’ve been hearing about the prospect of a Star Wars spinoff film starring Ewan McGregor as the galaxy’s favorite Jedi-in-Exile, Obi-Wan Kenobi, forever. That’s mainly thanks to all the times people have peppered McGregor with questions about his return to the galaxy far, far away.
Even as the film itself has grown from “speculative” to “really happening” to “maybe cancelled” to “god knows what’s going on any more,” McGregor’s own nebulous doubt about an Obi-Wan movie is perhaps the only consistent aspect about coverage of the alleged project since it was first rumored back in 2014. Here’s a running record of McGregor throwing water on one of the most persistent rumors to come out of the Disney era of Star Wars.