File Under Funny: Star Wars Original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, Ribs Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan via Twitter

Wookiee chortles are the best (as prooved by many, many humorous YouTube shorts):

But what about Wookiee tweets?

The original Chewbacca recently started an epic Twitter thread with his ribbing of Star Wars’ second Obi-Wan, Ewan McGregor:

I have to admit that I litterally laughed out loud when I saw the above and (some of the best replies) below:

In any case, Ewan is not a big Twitter-user and hasn’t yet written back. However, given his sense of humor, I am sure he’ll laugh.

Obi-Wan Remembers…

Case in point, over at Inside the Magic, my good friend Mike Celestino recently had a chance to interview McGregor (as well as co-star Haley Atwell) in regard to the use of CGI in Chirstopher Robin:

Q:  What’s it like acting opposite these characters who aren’t really there in that space? I feel like you both have experience with that kind of thing.

McGregor:  Yes, I have lots of experience with that in the old Galaxy Far, Far Away days…


But Kenobi’s Return Is No Laughing Matter

And Fantha Tracks also highlighted part of McGregor’s interview on The View, which spoke to his reprising his role as Obi-Wan:

“I would totally do it, of course,” he enthused.

Alas, he insisted that there are still no plans set in stone.

“There’s no plans as such to do it, as far as I know,” he admitted.

“I’ve been asked this question for years and years. I’d be happy to do it.

“There must be a good story to tell as they’re doing spin-offs – there’s likely to be a good Obi-Wan between me and Alec Guinness.

“I’ve answered ‘yes’ so many times it looks like I’m touting for work!”

In any case, let’s hope the laughs and the thought of McGregor saying, “Hello there…” put a smile on your face, too. BTW: Christopher Robin is quite good, and especially speaks to parents attempting to juggle a work/life balance. AND, it includes a fun umbrella twirl by Ewan, which recalls earlier roles. JB



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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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