At this rate, they should have gotten James Wan to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Less than a week after dropping the bombshell that Ian McDiarmid will be reprising his role as the evil Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode VII, appearing as a Force Ghost, Latino Review now claims that Ewan McGregor will return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, also a Force Ghost.
Ewan MgGregor rumored to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VII
According to the site, many close insider sources are eager to drop information about the film since Disney dropped the ball at their D23 summit last weekend. As the script by Michael Arndt now stands, a number of Force Ghosts will be working along with the human side of the battle. Does that mean we'll eventually see a lightsaber duel between Force Ghosts? That has not yet been revealed.
Alec Guinness served as the original Force Ghost when his Obi-Wan Kenobi was taken down by Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. He then appeared in spectral form throughout Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
In an earlier interview with Digital Spy, Ewan McGregor revealed that he would gladly return to the franchise.
"I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I'd be happy [to go back]."
Now comes the question, "But how will he return? Wasn't Sir Alec Guinness the Force Ghost in Jedi? Even after the controversial replacement of Sebastian Shaw by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker at the end of the latest edition of the re-edited movie?"
Sources say that Ewan McGregor may wear old age make-up, rather than edit Alec Guinness out of the old movies, too (considered blasphemous by fans) . Its also being reported that Ewan McGregor wants his own stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. At this point, though, it seems doubtful that will happen.
Its not yet known if Hayden Christensen will be back as Anakin Skywalker, rounding out the holy trinity of Force Ghosts. Ewan McGregor's reps were not available for comment.