The faux feud between Star Wars and Star Trek fans will likely outlive both franchises — and maybe both fandoms need an ongoing fake fight to remind ourselves all of this is literally space fiction. But what if you’re the offspring of two Star Wars actors? Are you contractually obligated to choose a galaxy far, far away — perhaps only after your rebellious phase prompts you to watch every Star Trek show in secret?
Ewan McGregor, who married his partner and fellow actor last month, doesn’t know which side his son will end up on (eventually — he was born last year). But as a dad, he seems pretty OK with that — at least according to his comments in this week’s Vanity Fair story.
“Our little boy has been born into this massive Star Wars family,” McGregor said, basically confirming Mary Elizabeth Winstead will in fact appear in the upcoming Ahsoka series (no official confirmation from the actor or Lucasfilm has emerged at this time). “He will either embrace it or really go the other way. I don’t know. Maybe he’ll be a Trekkie!”
McGregor was hesitant both to join Star Wars for the prequels and to return for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series. But even if he hadn’t returned to play Obi-Wan again, he’d still be long remembered for his iconic role. With Winstead also joining the Star Wars universe, their son won’t be able to escape Star Wars even if he tries (and chances are, he will!). But whether he’s a Trekkie, a Star Wars fan (hey — why don’t we get a nickname?) or something else entirely, it seems like his dad will be a huge supporter of whichever franchise he chooses to fall in love with.
Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor with appearances by Hayden Christensen and Kumail Nanjiani and is directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed an episode of The Mandalorian. The series is set to premiere May 27, 2022 exclusively on Disney+.
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