Star Wars Fans Are Petitioning to Get a Statue of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi on Scotland's Tallest Peak
Ewan McGregor as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi is frequently lauded for giving one of the best performances in the Star Wars franchise. The Golden Globe winner is even set to star in an Obi-Wan spinoff series for Disney+. Clearly, people love his portrayal of the legendary Jedi Master—so much so that fans are now petitioning for a statue of the character to grace the top of Ben Nevis, Scotland's tallest peak. The summit is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano and features the ruins of an abandoned observatory. Sounds pretty fitting, considering Obi-Wan's final interaction with Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith.
As reported by ComicBook.com, the petition—created by Connor Heggie on Change.org—reads as follows:
"Ewan McGregor is a phenomenal actor and is considered one of Scotland's best. Appearing in countless films for over two decades, Ewan has an impressive filmography. With his most iconic role being that of Obi-Wan Kenobi from George Lucas's Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Regardless of what you think of the Prequel Trilogy, most people will say that Obi-Wan was done brilliantly. He made Obi-Wan Kenobi the popular character he is today. And I think he deserves something for it."
The description later adds, "A statue of Obi-Wan Kenobi would be rather fitting, given the mountain's nickname, the volcanic past, and [that] it's the highest ground of Ewan McGregor's home county. He would literally have 'the high ground,' watching over all of Scotland. It's poetic in a way." The petition also notes that the statue would increase tourism to the area, with Star Wars fans presumably traveling from around the world to see it.
The petition currently has more than 20,000 signatures with a goal of hitting 25,000. You can sign the petition here.
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