It’s been no secret that Ewan McGregor is more than willing to jump back in the world of Star Wars. He’s claimed many times he’d be happy to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and fans have responded vehemently. We’ve reported on the chance of him getting his own spin-off film before, and after his voice cameo in The Force Awakens, it’s clear him and Disney are on good terms.
Let’s start this off with something simple. Back in December, towards the end of the month, I got word from my sources that Ewan McGregor’s name had appeared on a costume fitting list over in the production offices. I was certainly intrigued by the idea, but no one was sure what project it could have been for. Rogue One was still filming at the time and it’s not unheard of for actors to reprise their roles for other areas (like Disney’s planned Star Wars expansions to their parks). Despite some things being unlikely, I couldn’t definitively say what this fitting list could be connected to. So I kind of sat on the news.
Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.
— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016
Last night, Kristian Harloff from Schmoes Knows and Collider Jedi Council, tweeted out an interesting rumor that McGregor was in talks to return as a Force ghost Obi-Wan in Episode VIII. Well now…that’s interesting.
While this is obviously still a rumor and doesn’t confirm much of anything, considering what I’d heard back in December about McGregor, this makes a lot more sense all of a sudden. Still, take the info with a grain of salt, but it would certainly explain the information I’d heard a couple months ago, and would be fitting considering his voice in The Force Awakens during Rey’s vision.
I very much hope this all turns out to be true, and not something misheard between sources. I’d love to see Ewan back as Obi-Wan and it would be a great way to re-introduce him to audiences before a potential spin-off of his own. What do you guys think of all this?