Rumor: Obi Wan Kenobi May Return In Star Wars Episode VII


imagesCAO0QA0XWe are still about two years away from the release of the highly anticipated seventh film in the Star Wars franchise and already we’ve been bombarded and assaulted with news and rumors, mostly rumors, of plot details, character descriptions and, more recently, the inclusion of past characters, such as Emporer Palpatine making an appearance as a “Force Ghost.” I really don’t expect to see these rumors cease until the end credits are rolling. Today brings us a brand new rumor from the folks at LatinoReview, who tell us that Ewan McGregor will be returning to reprise the role of Obi Wan Kenobi, in the form of, you guessed it, a “Force Ghost” (is that even a term, really?).

According to the site, they have confirmed this information with “three close sources that are on the project” that McGregor will be joining the cast. As further confirmation, the site uses an interview with Digital Spy from last year where McGregor would be up for returning, stating: “I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I’d be happy [to go back].” This statement is in no way a commitment and should not be taken as one. So how do they explain the younger Obi Wan returning, when chronologically, it should be Sir Alec Guinness, the older Kenobi, that should be showing up? Well, just like George Lucas swapped Sebastian Shaw for Hayden Christensen (both of whom played Anikin Skywalker) in the revised ending of Return of the Jedi. Naturally.

The other little tidbit they have dropped is that McGregor wants to have a solo film centered on the Obi Wan Kenobi character. I’m sure he does, as it would be a guaranteed hit and financial powerhouse. Not quite sure how they’d pull this off, unless they go the prequel route. And we all know how those usually turn out.

Here’s the thing with this rumor, the script is still a very active and progressive one and until that script is final and done, we really have no idea which characters will make the final cut. Until we get to that point, we will continue to see endless speculations and guesses and being that there is really no way of confirming them- becasue we sure as hell know Disney isn’t talking- we really know nothing of the project. I’m all for speculation and guessing, it’s what makes this job fun an interesting. But, that’s all it is: speculation. This information should never be run as fact. I’ll just leave it at that and I assume I don’t need to add the cliched “grain of salt” line?

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Source : Latino Review