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.
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.
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.”
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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