Rumor of the Day: Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan in Star Wars VII

Not long after a rumor broke about how Emperor Palpatine might return in Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve now gotten word that young Obi-Wan Kenobi might also show up. But how?

Much like that Palpatine rumor, Latino Review is reporting that Ewan McGregor will be asked back to reprise his role of Obi-Wan in Star Wars VII as a Force Ghost, which would make for quite a few ghosts hanging around the fringes of this flick.

This makes enough sense, depending on how much J.J. Abrams plans on tying in the existing actors to the revitalized trilogy Disney is kicking off. But there is one continuity bug: “Old” Obi-Wan has already been introduced in the original trilogy as the dearly departed Alec Guinness, so we’d basically just have to suck it up and accept that he’s magically switched from Guinness to McGregor at some point in the Jedi afterlife.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time Lucas has changed out a Force Ghost, as he controversially edited prequel-Anakin Hayden Christensen into recent cuts of Return of the Jedi, replacing Sebastian Shaw. So, yeah, it does have precedent.

Will it happen? Quite possibly, especially since they’re already in talks to bring back original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrier Fisher and Mark Hamill. McGregor was a major player in the prequel trilogy, and his presence could be a good thing to help with the connective tissue of the new film.

What do you think? Should McGregor come back for more action in a galaxy far, far away?

(Via Latino Review)

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