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RUMOR: Ewan McGregor to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII

August 16th, 2013 by Christopher Williams 1 Comment

The other day our man Ed filled our readers in on the rumor circulating about a Force Ghost appearance in Episode VII for Darth Sidious, but it seems the fun may not be ending there.

According to Kellvin Chavez from Latino-Review Ewan Mcgregor will be back to play Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spectral form in Episode VII. Kellvin does go on to say that he has confirmed this with three different sources close to the project, but with the way news on slowly leaks, or rather doesn’t, on Episode VII, I’m going to file this under “very likely” until McGregor comes out himself and confirms it.

We know that once Kenobi bit the bullet in A New Hope and become one with the Force he popped up routinely in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but that was Alec Guinness. I think it would be rather strange to have to explain how Kenobi’s Force Ghost de-aged into Ewan McGregor, but if anyone could figure out a way to work around that it’s J.J. “alternate timeline” Abrams.

So what do you guys think? Is a Force Ghost Obi-Wan Kenobi something you’d want to see in Episode VII?


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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.

  • Craig Berrington-potts

    They’ll make ewan mcgregor up to look like Alex Guinness’ old obi wan for the force ghost scenes. Would be great to see a few scenes between obi wan and the older Jedi master Luke Skywalker.

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