Star Wars 8: Should Ewan McGregor Return As Obi-Wan Force Ghost?

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi movie with Ewan McGregor?

One of the classic tropes of the Star Wars franchise is the appearance of Force ghosts, fallen Jedi Knights who have become one with the Force and live on in spirit so they are still there for the pupils who need them. They did not appear in the prequel trilogy, but director J.J. Abrams toyed with the idea of bringing them back when he was piecing together Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Shortly after the movie's release, concept art of an Anakin Skywalker ghost torn between the Dark and Light sides of the Force emerged, piquing interest in what was cut during the film's development.

Perhaps the most famous Force ghost in all of Star Wars is Obi-Wan Kenobi, who provided guidance to Luke Skywalker in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi before Luke defeated Darth Vader. While Force ghosts were left out of The Force Awakens, there's always a chance they return in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII, and one rumor suggests that Ewan McGregor - who played Obi-Wan in the prequels - could reprise Kenobi in the upcoming sequel.

The rumor comes courtesy of Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council. He advises that fans keep their grains of salt handy, but he's hearing that McGregor is having discussions with Lucasfilm to portray Obi-Wan once more:

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