Rumor: Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode VIII.

Ewan McGregor Old Obi-Wan
Image credit: Dylan Jones

As many of you know, Ewan McGregor reprised his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a single line in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. A recent rumor indicates that this may only be the beginning of McGregor’s return to Star Wars, and that he’ll be appearing in Episode VIII in a larger capacity – namely, as a Force Ghost.


Let’s start off with a quick Tweet from our pal Kristian Harloff:



Rumors are one thing. But information to back it up is another. That’s where Jordan Maison comes in with this bit of exposition:


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.

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 m

onths ago, and would be fitting considering his voice in The Force Awakens during Rey’s vision.


It also ought to be worth mentioning that as many as three separate ideas for spin-offs starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan were in the brainstorming phase a little over a year ago, and that McGregor apparently met with Disney concerning Doctor Strange and Beauty And The Beast (the latter of which he will have a role in). It seems like, given his short involvement with The Force Awakens, there’s a chance that he’s also had the opportunity to discuss the role he’s most remembered for as an actor.


So how about it, readers? Are you good with the possibility of Ewan McGregor returning in Episode VIII, and possibly a spin-off or two after that? Let us know in the comments below.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

101 thoughts on “Rumor: Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode VIII.

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Wow if there’s any way they could recreate that picture in live-action… I would be ecstatic.

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I’m all for it!…if he is connected to Rey it makes perfect sense.

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Yeeaaaauuuuhhhh!!! He was the best part of the prequels!

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    You could even do enough makeup and make his force ghost blurry enough that he would look like Alec Guiness. Or you could just run with it and say that Force Ghosts can appear in any form they wish. Either way, more Ewen in Star Wars is a good thing. He’s one of the few bright spots in the PT.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Force Ghosts should appear based on the preconceptions of the person viewing them. Perhaps Luke sees Older Ben as that’s how he knew him. If someone like Rey sees Obi-Wans’ Force Ghost, she may be influenced by the Clone War era look she might have seen of Obi-Wan in the archives.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Kenobi can suddenly change his age at will like Dave Bowman from 2010: The Year We Made Contact.

    • February 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Just do it like the black-and-white picture at the top of this article. I almost didn’t realize that was Ewan.

  • February 10, 2016 at 9:58 pm


  • February 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Meh, enough with the old cast already! What’s the title of the next movie gonna be, Old Farts Strike Back? He is from the generation of incompetent Jedi Order, the Jedi had their chance and they blew it, time for new blood.

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    but how would they explain that Luke sees old Obi- Wan and now they will see young Obi-Wan ? unless they do a sort of porphing effect where we actually see old ghost with stock footage from Guiness transform into young ghost. Im sure will have some questions too when he suddenly sees young Kenobi. They should get Qui Gon Jinn since he was the first to discover how to return from the force/

    • February 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      1. since they’re souls and ghosts, both yoda and obi, they could could change shape. But more likely, they’ll make ewan mcgregor look half way between alec guinness and his younger self.
      2. Qui gon said in TCW why he couldn’t come back as force ghost…

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I already see Luke seeking for guidance and meeting obi

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm


    • February 11, 2016 at 1:39 am

      FUCK YEAH!!!!

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:26 am

      Do you hear us Kathleen Kennedy? DO YOU HEAR US!!!

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I’d rather not see this happen – In TFA using the legacy cast was alright because that film needed to bridge the gap between RotJ and itself. No matter how awesome Ewan is however, they’ve built the bridge (for better or for worse), now they need to use the new characters to tell a compelling story without constantly relying on the crutch of familiar characters.

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I want to see more Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in any movie they want to put him in, ghostly or corporeal, doesn’t matter. Yes please.

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Brace yourselves: comments from the haters incoming…

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      I’m ready for it. Being a prequel fan, I can take anything.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Actually I’m pretty sure Prequel Obi-Wan is one of the few things that doesn’t get hated on

      • February 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

        Hah, just like I said (and you took the bait)

        • February 10, 2016 at 11:56 pm

          What bait…

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I have an ambivalent feeling. Luke should talk to Sir Alec OB, but Ewan is such an incredible actor, he could pull off as Ewan OB talking to old Luke.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    As long as it doesn’t affect him reprising his role as Renton in the Trainspotting sequel.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I would rather see a spinoff (or two or three..) with McGregor’s Obi Wan as opposed to Episode 8. Episode 8 should be focused on looking forwards after the heavy OT investment of episode 7. In other words, it’s time to let this new cast shine instead of being bogged down by yet another old-time cameo.
    With that said, McGregor returning to Star Wars sounds too good to be true, which means it probably is a false rumor.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    For continuity reasons i don’t like the idea of the force ghost. If they want to hire Ewan make a trilogy of Obi- Wan!! Or two! Ewan was great as Obi Wan. I don’t mind to see him again as Kenobi, in those times in the exile of Tatooine. but not in EVIII. My opinion.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      How does it conflict with continuity?

      • February 11, 2016 at 12:46 am

        English is not my first language, so “continuity” probably is not the right word. I am talking about seing old Kenobi as a ghost in V and VI. Why show a younger one in VIII? But yes. I supouse they have the “instruments” to make him look like Guiness. If it’s not like this, i i see no point to show Ewan. Considering the “Hayden” part in ROTJ the worst scene of the saga without a doubt.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      They’d make him look like that, you know… It’d be easier, too, since he’s older now.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    In terms of actors, Obi-Wan will be younger than Luke 😛

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      But that’s okay, Force Ghosts don’t age =3

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I want Luke to seek guidance from his father Obi and Yoda..all in a circle..all having discussions Jedi order style..a sly banter between Obi and Anakin where Obi suggests that slaughtering Jedi is storng in the Skwalker family..awkward pause and everything..(I don’t care if that’s too dark I know it’s messed up lol)

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Unless Force Ghosts now get Botox and Hair Dye, I dont want to see Ewan McGregor in Alec Guiness’ shoes in Ep 8.

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Anakin already did, so…

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:11 am

    We all know it’s the Obi-Wan film(s) we want. I’d rather that be the case, or maybe my dream of live action TCW movies…

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I wonder if the talk about Force Ghost Anakin in Episode VIII is still relevant.

  • February 11, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Long as the “creative geniuses” at the story group don’t make him Rey’s Father/Grandfather.

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:11 am

      Why not?
      He is the only one talking to her in her vision.

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:16 am

        It would make him very hypocritical to have a kid after what happened in the PT and for her to be his Daughter is scientifically impossible without the help of science she was born after Jedi when he was a Jedi spirit unless they are going to go back to that immaculate conception crap.

        • February 12, 2016 at 9:06 am

          Well, if the PT could change the fact that Leia knew his mother in TROJ (see dialogue with Luke around the trees about her) I think this trilogy can freely change Obi Wan opinions about the matter in the PT, I bet nobody will care about hypocresy, and Anakin Skywalker killed many kids instead leaving Jedi Order if he was not agreed with the monk life.
          Anakin passed to the Dark Side for his crimes, not for having sex with Padme, that was one of the good things he did.

          Precisely scientifically is possible! sperm banks donnors, you can freeze it for later, but I don´t think in a reliable script that is possible.

          You are right is not beliveable she could be his daughter, but if you watch Rebels, I think He and Sabine Wren are going to meet, and it could be explosive!
          It is long to explain in a script, so YES you are essentially right, but the explanation for being Luke´s sibbling are not less complicated.

          Well, I guess the script writers have made their own trap, lets see how they get out of there.

          The fact is that Kenobi is the only one adressing/talking to her in the vision.
          Someone could say that Luke is alive and not a Ghost and that´s the reason, but as we know force users can have long distance chats when they are alive too.
          So why is Obi Wan talking to her in the vision and not Luke?
          That is one of the BIG questions I made myself in TFA.

          • February 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm

            The timeline is already set though. They can’t just change the characters ages which are already set in stone unless they do a reboot via time travel.

            True, But I can’t see Disney ever even alluding to a plot point around frozen sperm considering the backlash they’d face by some people and that their series is largely aimed at kids who would be very confused about that.

            You mean her being Sabine and Ezra’s Daughter? I recently heard that one but don’t buy it since Wren is clearly of Asian descent and Ridley looks 100 percent Cauasian.

            Yoda was supposed to be as well who she also has no connection with, I think they just wanted to make a connection to the old Jedi and those were the most obvious choices as they were actively avoiding the PT in this one,

          • February 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm

            Sabine Wren is asian?
            Mmmm I am not sure about that. Even people was guessing Felicity Jones was playing her.
            Well Rey seems to be an awesome pilot and fixing things, regarding someone, isnt it?
            But Poe Dameron is good to that too.

            You are right Obi Wan, Sabine Wren and Rey it is not possible to fix that, Ezra and Sabine could be possible, who knows.

            Yes, I don´t see Disney talking clearly and freely about abortion, sperm frozen donnors, gay and lesbian couples… too controversy.
            Destroying planets, torturing people, a son killing his father, yes, those are too bad things, everyone is agree, or the opposite very good things, but controversial topics, no… they would never get in that, for the moment.
            May be some metaphoric thing, but a love story between Obi Wan and Anakin, frozen sperm of Obi Wan, a love adventure thing between Finn and Poe… no, that is too much for Disney I guess.
            Although everyone has seen the BDSM quotes in Kylo Ren torturing chamber.

            Yes, Yoda was supposed to be, but he is not.
            As I said, they opened the door to Kenobi, now they have to deal with it.
            What I am saying is what we all want, that most things happening in the movies are important and not random stuff, and the truth is that Obi Wan is IN IT ALREADY.

          • February 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm

            I think the animators mentioned it and not Asian descent per se as Asian featured.

            They originally included a clone embryo with the Taun We figure but chickened out due to the potential backlash which is another reason why I cn’t see it happening either. Disney is okay with violence to some degree but not with sex or anything related to it which is probably TFA was largely romance free though that’s not a bad thing at all after what happened in the PT.

            True but if it were really that important then I think they would have just had Ewan record full dialogue and not chopped bits of it up. I think the idea of a spinoff isa kind of concession for using him so little in the film.

          • February 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

            Well I was being sarcastic, it is not only Disney, extreme violence secuences are much more allowed for children than sex, who knows why. Probably because it was like that for adults decades ago too.

            I heard about a Yoda spin off too, but just at the begining of Disney buying Lucasfilm,
            But if it is like you say: they want to sell us Kenobu spin off as they have the actor-star, more points for Obi Wan in Ep.VIII indeed, if they want to make 1 or 2 spin offs of Obi Wan, why keep him as butler of Skywalkers? better make him grandpa of the main character.
            Kenobis also deserve a space in te galaxy.
            3, 4, 5 minutes of McGregor in Ep. VIII and IX as ghost grandfather of the heroin, and the spin off is sold.

          • February 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

            More of an American thing due to religious reasons I guess, I think you mentioned you were of European descent somewhere on here where it seems to be far less prevalent in cinema or rather the other way around with obvious exceptions in modern filmaking.

            Lucas wanted a Yoda film but I think that could be as big of a mistake as Han Solo.

            Well, He did just get a comic but I’m sure then some people will complain about the galaxy shrinking and whatnot.

          • February 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm

            I was not talking about USA or continents, Europe and America culturally is not really very different.
            Here, TFA was PG7 for example, in USA PG12.

            I think, the fact is that an Obi Wan film is easier, they already have the actor, and they can related it to the Han Solo and to Rogue One, same enviroment of Rebels, ANH, TESB…
            A Yoda spin off I see it more complicated if they want to do it about the time of the prequels, even before. Probably they don´t want to do anything related with the prequels as you have said. Although Yoda should have done anything all those years since Order 66, or may be not.

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

      And the problem with that is..??

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:17 am

        Rey is 19 in TFA. Obi-Wan died 14-15 years before she was born in ANH.

    • February 12, 2016 at 2:22 am

      Still upset they haven’t called you back on your resume’, eh?

      • February 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm


  • February 11, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I would enjoy if He is Rey’s grandfather, while also Luke’s daughter. Obi-wan had met someone while guarding Luke. He didn’t want to endanger his new daughter so he hid her. She was roughly the same age as Luke.

    Luke, after the collapse of the Empire, gets word from Obi-WAn’s ghost that there is another Luke seeks her out, and they are the Jades (or something, who cares). She and Luke fall in love and help rebuild the fledgling New Jedi Order. Little Rey is born.

    Ben does whatever Ben does, and Luke’s wife is killed. He has his daughter memory force blocked and seeks out for guidance from the Jedi temples. He’s devastated.

    So Rey is powerful, carrying the both of arguably two of the best Jedi in recent memory. Explains the vision and why Snoke got a woody for her.

    I would mind this at all. Would make up for the things they failed to do in Ep. 7.

  • February 11, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Bring him on! For Ep. VIII AND a Spin-off film!!!

  • February 11, 2016 at 2:31 am

    While I don’t really want to see any force ghosts at all in Episode 8, it would be cool to see Ewan in a GOOD Star Wars movie for a change!

    Also, I wonder if they will change the way the force ghosts look in Episode 8?

  • February 11, 2016 at 3:05 am

    It would make sense from a story telling aspect that Luke was searching for the origins of the jedi to seek the force ghosts that guided him from the start. Maybe, they left him and he needed them back and that’s why he took off on everyone following the jedi massacre.

  • February 11, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Terrible idea. Why not Liam Neeson or Yoda? They’d make more sense and would look the same as the last time we saw them. Ewan Mcgregor as ghost Obi Wan after Alec Guiness was ghost Obi Wan last time doesn’t make any sense.

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:20 am

      The canon is already wishy-washy with Force Ghosting (I need to come up with an appropriate use of that term)

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

        To me that is one of the biggest part of the mythos that desperately needs clarity in episode 8. I know people hate force stuff being explained but give us SOMETHING! Lol

        To that end I personally hope we get back as many force ghosts as possible

  • February 11, 2016 at 4:10 am

    ewan mcgregor is bae. please put bae in episode VIII

  • February 11, 2016 at 4:14 am

    it’s Ewan McGregor on the photo ?

    edit : the first one

    • February 11, 2016 at 4:16 am

      It is a mix of McGregor face in Alex Guinnes hair and ears…

      • February 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        well, thx ^^ i thought my eyes were fooling me

  • February 11, 2016 at 4:15 am

    The best parts or better regarded of the PT had Ewan Mcgregor in my opinion.
    I think is a well regarded actor in SW.
    So it would be a good thing having him.
    Also he is the only one talking with Rey in her vision, that must mean anything.

  • February 11, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I can dig it.

  • February 11, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I don’t like the non-continuity of Obi Wan looking like Ewan, then Alec, then Ewan again. Maybe they can do some crazy Guinness face CG if it’s only a transparent ghost.

    • February 11, 2016 at 6:23 am

      I think you are right.
      And they must have very good reasons to bring Kenobi back.

      I believe JJ left an open path when Obi Wan talked Rey in her vision.
      And think about it, it is a ghost, how much time on screen, 10? 15 seconds? also transparent, even they don´t need to show his face completely, just the beard and his voice could work.

      And more important, for Disney point of view it is a good thing having McGregor in the film promotion/toys/T shirts… as they used Lupita or Gwendoline Christie… even Mark Hamill. Mark Hamill is 15 seconds in TFA!

      • February 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        Mark Hamil is also the McGuffin of the movie… More of a plot point then a character. I feel that if you’re going to have an obi wan force ghost, he’d better be in it longer then 10 or 15 seconds… Otherwise what’s the point? The point of the force ghosts is to impart wisdom. And there needs to be a better reason and purpose other then just because… Because then it just becomes a pointless, useless cameo.

        • February 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm

          Well, you are talking of Luke Skywalker not Mark Hamill, I was not meaning that the role was not essential, as it is. But the actor worked much more in promotions than acting as a fact.
          Force Ghosts are 15-30 seconds in the previous SW movies, sometime the image, sometimes just the voice…, it was not my opinion about the matter.
          Can be more time/presence? of course, and if one of them is Obi Wan I would be glad of it, of course.
          In a good movie everything has an important reason to be there, we are agree in that.
          As I said before, JJ open the path for Obi Wan, he is the only one talking to her in the vision.

          • February 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

            Well, in most of the prior movies we’ve seen force ghosts, empire and Jedi, there is more then 10 or 15 seconds of screen time. I’d venture to guess probably more like 2 – 3 minutes worth per movie. Also mark hamils length of time in the force awakens is directly related to his role as Luke, so using their names in that way works.

            I just feel that if you’re going to bring mcgregor back for more then a one off line that he had in TFA, he should probably be in it for longer than 15 or 30 seconds. Not much longer then that granted, but I feel like it should be just long enough to feel special.

          • February 12, 2016 at 6:47 am

            Yes, I would like him to be longer if they can make it to have any sense in the movie.

    • February 11, 2016 at 9:36 am

      I don’t see the non-continuity… First 3 movies it is Alec, and then the rest is Ewan. As far as I know the order of the movies is 4,5,6,1,2,3,7… Watching prequels first ruins the surprise of Darth Vader been Luke’s father for a new audience. Of course there are different ways to watch these movies, like my favorite one,4,5,6,7,8 and so on, and throw away prequels and make sure no one ever watch them again.

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

        The non-contiutity is Ewan-Alec-Ewan.
        The order of the movies is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9, you know, like numbers are normally arranged in that sequence?
        The year in which they were made doesn’t matter in the long run. Otherwise, A New Hope would’ve been Episode 1.

        If we throw away the prequels (not a bad idea) then our concept of Obi-Wan is limited to Guinness, in which the ghost should look like Guinness, not a 40-something Ewan McGregor.

        • February 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

          Numbers are for maths… this is cinema as far as I know. Art doesn’t have such limitations. If i see the movies in the “cronological” order, Ewan and Alec continuity is the minor of the problems I see related to it… doesn’t bother you to watch 3 movies full of CGI (prequels) followed by 3 classic ones with artisan effects and then again episode 7 with its own CGI?

          I agree if we throw away the prequels the concept of Obi Wan is limited to Guinness… but again I don’t see a problem, Guinness is dead (sadly) and Ewan is a good actor… as it happened in many other characters, they can be played by different actors as the time passes by. It is unavoidable or other way you have to refuse to see this character ever again.

          I doubt anything could ever annoy me more than watching Anakin’s ghost form with Hayden Christensen in ep6…

          Sorry if I sound ironic. Not pretending to bother you, but to be honest these movies has been already altered too many times in a really bad way to ever consider getting a great actor and character together again as a problem, but of course I quite understood your point of view.

  • February 11, 2016 at 8:04 am

    That title picture is disturbing and tripping me out! At first glance it is obviously a photoshop comp of Ewan and Alec, bit the more I stare at it the more I start to question myself…it becomes Alec with something…off. Doing that as a Force host would probably work very well, but they would also have to get the voice right as well…

  • February 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

    If Obi looks like in the title picture go for it!

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I’m not sure about the force ghost… I mean even a force ghost should have his last alive appearance. In the case of Anakin, someone could say that the force ghost had his last Jedi appearance, but what will it be with Obi Wan? He changed his force ghost looks somehow? I don’t know it doesn’t make any real sense to me… But I love Ewan as Obi and I would certainly like to see Obi spin off movies with him…

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      With something as intangible as a force ghost, I think it would make sense for the jedi to choose the form they wish to appear in and not be stuck in that form for the rest of eternity.

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Has everyone suddenly forgotten Hollywood has make-up departments??

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I want Him in a full Movie on Tat fighting Tuskens and Kyrat Dragons!!!!

  • February 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Would be great to have him back, even if it is only a short scene as a force ghost. Maybe doing a little work on Ep. VIII will open the door to more Obi-Wan stuff in the future. An Anthology film about him would be amazing!

  • February 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Continuity error or hint for Rey’s origin, pick your poison.
    In ROTJ Kenobi clearly told Luke that Yoda would always be with him, NOT Obi-Wan.
    Thus he shouldn’t be there for Luke. But as Rey’s grandfather that would be a completely different story…

    • February 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      you miunderstood the words – Luke was talking about Yoda, when he said he can´t do it alone. Yoda was his teacher, he lost him and worried about the future….Ben calmed him down – Yoda passed but will always be here for you. He could have add “as I will”….but that was not right for that moment…

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Who said Obi-Wan would be hanging out with ‘Luke’ in VIII anyway?
      “Rey.. These are your first steps..”

  • February 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Every day I worry all day…

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm


      • February 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        or someone… Ewan said many times he would reprise his role

  • February 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Since it’s not possible to have Guiness without millions spent on reanimating him, I’d certainly be up for Ewan, especially if he looked like the picture above.

  • February 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I’m not convinced. Ewan as a younger Obi-wan is great and I can live with the odd line of dialogue, but not as a force ghost.

  • February 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    That’s cool. Perhaps Obi-wan has been a very busy and meddling ghost and that explains why he called out to Rey in TFA.
    Maybe it’s been Obi-wan’s ghost all along doing everything we though Luke did.
    Obi-wan guided the missiles into the Death Star shaft…
    Obi-wan led Han to rescue Luke…
    Obi-wan tripped the Vader and the Emperor over the railing on the second DS…nah lol
    Just what did Obi-wan mean when he said, “Strike me down and I shall become more powerful than even you can imagine”?

    • February 23, 2016 at 1:04 am

      He said that because it would mean he would become one with the force making him very powerful.

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I don´t know… mus as I´d love to see Obi-Wan Mcgregor, I would rather see him somewhere between E3 and E4……last time I saw him in Jedi as Force ghost he looked like Alec Guiness….it doens´t make sense that now he look different….

  • February 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    If Obi-Wan were appearing in the flesh this would be hard to do. But as a semitransparent, bluish ghost, with the right makeup and digital FX, I can totally see Ewan McGregor pulling this off (the first picture above is the perfect example, IMO).

  • February 12, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I’m all for it.

  • February 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Doesn’t make sense, Rogue One is months before Alec Guiness and as a force ghost, it would be weird in the entire movie saga context to switch back to young Obi. No story could explain it away without taking us out of the movie. He probably did something for Star Wars theme park, “I’m Obi Wan Kenobi and I want to welcome you the saber spin ride, enjoy your time at Star Wars Nashville Park, may the force be with you.” Quick 60K. It’s good to be an actor.

    • February 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Who said anything about YOUNG Obi Wan? You know, they have makup and stuff. Duhh…

    • February 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      If he’s not appearing to Luke he doesn’t need to be old. For example, if he appears to Rey then she didn’t know him at any point of his life so you might as well make him young Obi-Wan.

  • February 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Great news. I want Ewan back as Obi-Wan in Star Wars.

  • February 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    More Ewan McGregor in Star Wars movies… Absofuckinglutely. Give him a trilogy and develop the character

    • February 13, 2016 at 5:51 am

      A character that a trilogy deserves!!!

  • February 13, 2016 at 5:05 am

    They can explain his appearance with one line of dialogue, and as much as I hate to say it, the SE actually help set this up. Ewan is the best thing in the PT. if it makes sense for the plot, fantastic. I’m even more in favor it if it helps more quickly fill in some of the giant plot holes raised by ROTS & TFA. very good news if true.

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