Obi-Wan, Ewan McGregor rumored to return in Star Wars: Episode IX


Ewan McGregor is rumored to return in Star Wars: Episode IX as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Can we trust these rumblings, or do we need to move along (move along)?

Reports surfaced earlier in the week that an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film was indeed in pre-production but now put on hold, likely due to the low Box office totals of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

These shattered dreams (shattered dreams) of Ewan McGregor reprising the role of Obi-Wan still have me reeling, but I’m still holding out hope that once they revamp the standalone films, he’ll be the first choice, by far.

However, more Obi-Wan rumblings have surfaced, that the crazy old hermit will indeed return in Star Wars: Episode IX — with Ewan McGregor portraying him, of course.

According to a source close to the Sun Uk:

"“Ewan will secretly film for the next Star Wars movie. Disney have been mulling over a stand-alone film for Obi-Wan. There have been concerns about getting the story right.”"

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On the surface, hearing these reports renews a new hope in me that we will indeed see Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan in both the new trilogy, as well as the Imperial era is quite exciting.

Like any report, however, it’s important to delve deeper into the rumor and see how trustworthy the source indeed is.

Unfortunately, the Sun has been more miss than hit with their history of reporting Star Wars, or movie news for that matter, so it’s important to take everything they say with a grain of sand.

Ewan McGregor reprising the role of Obi-Wan for Star Wars: Episode IX does make sense, and perhaps it’s something that can bring the torn fanbase closer together.

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If Disney/Lucasfilm is halting production on an Obi-Wan Kenobi film to get the story correct, that’s fine by me. Ewan McGregor is aging like fine wine, so waiting another few years won’t be a huge deal.

Perhaps, Star Wars: Episode IX will be a testing ground to see how much fans genuinely want to see Ewan McGregor again as Obi-Wan — which I can tell you is higher than the midi-chlorian count of Anakin Skywalker.