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Rumor: Ewan McGregor Wants To Do A Standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 16, 2013 at 4:27PM

So, is "Star Wars: Episode 7" going to be a spook-tacular sequel the likes of which the franchise has never seen? Or are the filmmakers just finding any old excuse to include as many old characters as possible in the next movie? Well, we'll have to wait until Disney decides to announce something (and even then, they'll be playing any details close to chest for a while yet) and thus, the rumor mill is where news will be discussed and debated. And another has landed today.
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Ewan McGregor Star Wars

So, is "Star Wars: Episode 7" going to be a spook-tacular sequel the likes of which the franchise has never seen? Or are the filmmakers just finding any old excuse to include as many old characters as possible in the next movie? Well, we'll have to wait until Disney decides to announce something (and even then, they'll be playing any details close to chest for a while yet) and thus, the rumor mill is where news will be discussed and debated. And another has landed today.

You might remember that a couple of days ago, rumors surfaced that Ian McDiarmid and his character of Emperor Palpatine would return in "Star Wars: Episode 7" as a "Force Ghost" or something. And it seems he won't be the only one (allegedly) returning as an apparition. According to Latino Review, Obi-Wan Kenobi will also appear from the afterlife in some fashion, to be played by Ewan McGregor, reprising his role from the prequels. (We guess they'd put the "Hitchcock" make-up on him?) But that's probably the least interesting part of all of this.

The site also claims that according to their source, McGregor wants to do an Obi-Wan standalone movie, but "whether he gets one or not is still up in the air." Of course, Disney has already confirmed that there will be standalone movies outside of the original saga and Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are penning these spin-offs, though characters haven't yet been officially confirmed. But an one-off with Obi-Wan? It's certainly potentially interesting, particularly if McGregor is game.

But as always, take this all with a bucket of salt. Anything could happen, and who knows how anything plays out, but feel free to discuss below.

This article is related to: Ewan McGregor, Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens


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