Star Wars Episode 7 Rumor: Ewan McGregor Returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Latino Review has dished another Star Wars Episode VII rumor that fits in logically in the previous one.
According to three of their sources that are “on the project,” Ewan McGregor is already set to return a galaxy far, far away and will reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi that he held during the prequel trilogy. He would presumably return as a Force Ghost to mentor or instruct someone and guide them toward their destiny, much in the same as a rumors suggest Ian McDiarmid is returning as a Sith Ghost to guide a new apprentice against the Jedi.
Sir Alec Guinness already appeared as a Force Ghost in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi so the character as a ghost surely still exists during the events of Episode VII. So do Yoda and Anakin Skywalker for that matter, which raises the question of how the Obi-Wan Force Ghost will appear.
It would seem silly for J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm to go through the trouble of bringing McGregor back only to alter his appearance to match that of an elder Sir Alec Guiness as seen in the original trilogy. If the Force Ghost is altered to represent a younger Kenobi that looks more like McGregor, that would break the continuity of the Force Ghosts we’ve already seen. I think it could work with McGregor made up to look the age of Sir Alec Guiness when he played the role, but without trying to remove McGregor’s features.
As always, treat these Star Wars Episode VII rumors with a grain of salt until some more concrete information comes down the pipe.