Ewan McGregor surprised by plans for 3-D 'Phantom Menace'

Jan. 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM ET

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Get ready to see quite a bit of Ewan McGregor in 2012. The actor stars in four films over the course of the year and among those is "Star Wars -- Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3-D." This piece of info actually came as something of a surprise to McGregor during his recent interview with GQ. "They're actually going to re-release it into the cinema?" he asks. "Well, that's interesting." (As an aside: "Star Wars" in 3-D? I don't have a good feeling about this.)

You can't totally blame McGregor for being a little out of the loop -- the 40-year-old actor has his hands full at home, as the father to four girls. Not that he thinks it's entirely overwhelming: "I never feel battered by it," he told GQ. "I wouldn't have it any other way."

Though before anyone gets to see McGregor in the "new" "Phantom Menace," you can catch him in "Haywire" (due for release Jan. 20). Director Steven Soderbergh is behind the film, and McGregor says to expect to see him "getting his head kicked in" in the action flick. Check out the trailer:

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