Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in Star Wars 7?

19 Aug 2013

Rumours are circulating that Ewan McGregor is set to return to his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in JJ Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.


The reports follow suggestions that Ian McDiarmid will also return as Senator Palpatine in Sith Ghost form.

Sources are claiming that the actor will appear as a Force Ghost in the Disney feature, scheduled for a 2015 release.

In the original Star Wars trilogy, the late Alec Guinness played Obi-Wan's ghost and it is thought that JJ Abrams will use CGI to place Ewan McGregor in past footage, which originally featured Guinness, similar to the way Hayden Christensen was included in Return of the Jedi.

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Ewan McGregor has made no secret of his desire to return to the franchise but said he knew "nothing" about the forthcoming production.