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WATCH: Ewan McGregor replaces Alex Guiness as Obi-Wan in original Star Wars footage

March 30th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oh man, these deepfake videos are just getting better and better in a creepy ‘that’s just no right’ kind of way.

The latest one has taken footage from the original Star Wars movie and replaced the great Alec Guiness with an aged Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Of course, McGregor plays Obi-Wan in the prequels and – hopefully – will soon return to the role on Disney+ so it makes sense that he be inserted in the Guiness role.

Now, I’m not saying I’d like to see this happen in future releases because I wouldn’t – Alec Guiness was Obi-Wan for a generation of Star Wars fans and always will be. But I WOULD like to see it for curiousity’s sake.

Anyway check out the footage below and let me know what you think.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….