Friday, August 16, 2013

Rumor: Ewan McGregor To Return As Obi-Wan In Episode VII

By: Benjamin Hart

While there hasn't been much official Episode VII news lately, there's been no shortage of rumors, thanks to Latino Review. Earlier in the week they reported that Ian McDiarmid would be returning as Palpatine in the Sequels. Now they are claiming, via inside sources, that Obi-Wan of the Prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor, is set to return to his signature role in Episode VII. Latino Review's Kellvin Chavez writes:

I have confirmed this with three close sources that are on the project and they all confirmed to me that Ewan McGregor would be back as a Force Ghost in the upcoming sequel trilogy. 

Fans have speculated for some time now about the possibility of Obi-Wan making a ghostly cameo in the new Films. And being that Sir Alec Guinness is no longer with us, Ewan would be the obvious choice. And Kellvin points out that McGregor has already made it clear that he's ready to return to the role. Also, Kellvin had this to add at the end of the article:

The interesting part of the conversation I had with my source was that McGregor also wants a solo standalone film! Whether he gets one or not is still up in the air. 

It would indeed be much easier for Ewan to reprise Obi-Wan in a spin-off film that's set in the 19 year period between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope(Ewan himself has suggested this). Perhaps it could be in the same vein as the new Novel "Kenobi" by John Jackson Miller.

Time will tell if these rumors come to fruition. In the meantime, while we wait for official word from Lucasfilm, take this one with a grain of salt.


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