Ewan McGregor ‘is set to return to Star Wars’ – 14 years after last appearing as Obi-Wan Kenobi

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EWAN McGregor is “set to return to Star Wars” – 14 years after he last appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the franchise.

The 48-year-old actor made his debut as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Master in 1999 hit The Phantom Menace.

Ewan last appeared in the Star Wars franchise in 2005
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He last appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in 2005, but rumours have begun to swirl that he has signed up for a new Star Wars instalment.

US reports say that Ewan may announce the reprisal as early as next week, with speculation rife that this could be the start of a much-anticipated Obi-Wan spin-off.

Cinelinx have suggested that the news will be shared at the upcoming Disney D23 Expo in California next weekend.

Needless to say, the rumours have sent fans into a frenzy, and they have taken to social media to share their hope for Ewan’s return.

He made his Obi-Wan debut in 1999 hit The Phantom Menace
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Ewan, pictured earlier this year, is reported to have signed on to the mystery project
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One asked: “Is the Ewan McGregor news true because I am going to faint and cry?”

Another added: “There’s a rumour that Ewan McGregor is returning as Obi Wan and I’m GIDDY.”

A third shared: “Obi-Wan is my favourite character in the saga and if this is true there is still goodness in the universe. Please.”

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Whispers of the actor returning to the franchise have been rife since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, Star Wars’ production company, in 2013.

His character of Obi-Wan was integral to the three films he appeared in, training “chosen one” Anakin Skywalker – before he turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader.

Obi-Wan was last seen taking Anakin’s son Luke Skywalker to home planet Tattoine to protect him.

The Sun Online have contacted Ewan’s rep for comment.


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