Ewan McGregor Rumored to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 9, 2016.

The Star Wars prequel movies have been panned for years but most people seem to agree that Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the only good things to come out of them. Now it seems that McGregor might be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi once again in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The new rumor comes Kristian Harloff from Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council, in a tweet he posted saying: “Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.”

While this is still merely an unsourced and unconfirmed rumor, it would make sense since McGregor did already have a brief voice cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When Rey experiences a Force-vision after touching Luke’s lightsaber, we hear the line “Rey? These are your first steps”, from Obi-Wan Kenobi. The line is delivered, thanks to some movie magic, partially by Sir Alec Guinness and partially by McGregor, both of whom played the character in their own respective trilogies. You can watch McGregor talk about his role in Episode VII on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to release in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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