Rumor: Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Be in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII because People Can Speculate Endlessly at This Point

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Some people can’t wait for Star Wars: Episode VII because they love Star Wars.  I like Star Wars, but I can’t wait because I find rumors so tiresome, and they’re going to be tiresome for at least a decade as people try to dig up every scrap of information on these movies.  We didn’t even report the Emperor Palpatine rumor because it was so thin, but news is slow this morning, and I figured I’d make a comment on how little stock you should put into these early reports.  Our test case will be the latest rumor that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be in Episode VII.

Hit the jump for more, and why the Force is weak with this one.

star-wars-episode-5-empire-strikes-back-alec-guinnessLatino Review reports that Obi-Wan Kenobi will return as a “Force Ghost” (I don’t know if that’s the official terminology, but that’s what LR is calling it) even though Alec Guinness remained a ghost at the end of Return of the Jedi rather than having Ewan McGregor step in like Hayden Christensen.  In the new sequels, the ghost will be McGregor because this is the conversation characters should have:

OBI-WAN: Luke, the Force is still strong with you.

LUKE: Who are you?

OBI-WAN: I’m Obi-Wan Kenobi.

LUKE: I can kind of see the resemblance, especially in the voice.  But why are you now a young guy?

OBI-WAN: I didn’t know I could look younger until I saw young Anakin as a ghost—

LUKE: That’s who that guy was?  I was just smiling politely at him.

OBI-WAN: Yeah, confusing.  Anyway, now I’m younger too because who wouldn’t want to look like this?

LUKE: True dat.

star-wars-ewan-mcgregorYou could argue that they’ll put old age make-up on McGregor, but why?  We’re still waiting for an explanation about why ghost Anakin was younger but ghost Obi-Wan was still old.

Latino Review says they have three sources who have “confirmed” that McGregor will be back to play the role, but LR neglects to mention the script is still being developed.  Until casting begins and people are confirmed to play roles, every rumor should be prefaced with “At this time it’s possible” because scripts change.  If the Internet had existed in the 1970s (shudder), people could report that the director of American Graffiti was working on a script that involved a guy named Luke Starkiller going after crystals and there was a green alien named Han Solo.  Completely true at one point, but now it’s trivia.

I do not like criticizing other sites.  Years ago, we engaged in that behavior and it only invited needless conflict.  I’ve met guys who’ve worked for Latino Review, and they’re good people.  But it’s irresponsible to run a headline reading, “EXCLUSIVE: Obi-Wan Kenobi Set To Return In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’”.  It’s misleading and they’re smart enough to know how the business works.

And for “proof” that McGregor’s interested in returning, they use this interview [via Digital Spy]:

If you don’t want to watch it, here’s his response to if he would be willing to come back:

“I guess, yeah, of course,” McGregor said, when asked whether he would return. “If they need me, yeah, I’d be happy [to go back].”

That’s not a commitment.  That an actor making the smart move and not closing a door.

star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-anakin-ghostWhat if this story is true?  What if it was based in fact and Obi-Wan really is coming back and McGregor would play him?  If so, what happens if McGregor isn’t down with the terms of the contract?  Will they recast the role?  Will they decide, “Hey!  Audiences aren’t dumb, and they’ll understand if we cast an older actor who can do a good Alec Guinness impersonation!”  If that happened, this story would cease to be true, and no one would notice because at the speed of the Internet these fly-by-night rumors are forgotten.

And then this is where I completely lose my shit:

But that is not all! Check this out! The interesting part of the conversation I had with my source was that McGregor also wants a solo standalone film! Whether he gets one or not is still up in the air. The other question now is whether or not Hayden Christensen will return.

Really.  That’s the other question.  Not “How is this going to work?” or “How close is this to actually happening?”  or “Who cares what McGregor wants because McGregor isn’t Lucasfilm and doesn’t get to make those calls?”

I don’t mind speculation.  It can be fun.  But it goes too far when you pass off rumor as fact, and I really wish people would stop doing it.

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  • Internet Savior

    Doesn’t even make sense..lol..anther fail from Elmayimbe

    • axalon

      “Latino Review reports” is starting to become a punchline

      • Kevin Carter

        Throw enough shit and soon something will stick lol.

  • Neven

    Ah…. internet…

  • Dave

    Why is this even bother being reported? That site sucks with all their “scoops” constantly getting shot down. Expect better from the Collider.

    • Kevin

      I expect commenters on Collider to read the story before posting.

  • Yup

    If you read ‘Star Wars. The Annotated Screenplays”

    It is REVEALED in an early ROTJ Draft, that FORCE GHOSTS had the ability to return to the flesh and when Luke confronted Vader and the Emperor, Obi-Wan actually was able to bring himself back and join Luke in the battle.

    So…there is precedent in Star Wars Mythos for something like this to happen.

    But doez that mean Hayden Christiansen would be able to return too?

    “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

    • Lance

      Force ghosts returning is a terrible idea. If they ever used it, even once, whenever the (living) heroes got into a jam from that point forward, you’d have to explain why force ghosts decided not to show up this time.

      Anyway, they should try to go someplace new with Episode VII. Aside from some cameos with the original trilogy actors, maybe a hologram appearance from Ewan or even Liam Neeson, there shouldn’t be a focus on previous characters in the movie.

  • Seriously guys…

    I wish folks would stop treating rumors about the new Star Wars or who the next Batman will be as facts. Speculation can be fun, but please use what we know, not sensationalized headlines.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Let’s hope Ewan Mc Gregor will not return for Obi wan Kenobi’s role. I always thought it was a very bad casting to incarnate this character.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

      Are you kidding? Ewan McGregor was a huge saving grace to the prequels.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        No. I am serious.

        Look at the third picture and tell me what you see… A Jedi or a ballet dancer ? why is he taking this posture ? it is all show off.

        Sir Alec Guinness did a minor lightsaber combat, but he looked more credible than Mc Gregor’s choregraphy which was too sophisticated.

        And what was his best dialogue ? ” your lightsaber is your life” or ” anakin, how many times have I told you to stay away from the power couplings.?”

        sounds so silly…

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        Choreography and dialogue were out of his control. His acting was fantastic with the material he had and he really did a good job re-interpreting.

      • MArty

        Sir Alec Guinnes dialogues doesnt sound like a masterpiece too. Its not problem of actors, its a problem of screenwriter. But Guiness and Ewan played with such incredible acting that you believing in Obi Wan. Who gives a shit about choregraphy? The first thing that have to do is make character look like a person and just like a robot or talking furniture.

      • MArty

        …and not just like a robot or talking furniture

    • Zachrifice

      Stuff like this is always entertaining, especially when people make moronic comments like the one you posted.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Hum… I hurt your feelings. Sorry dude. I didn’t know that you still cosplay as obi wan secretly.
        Life is short dude. take a deep breath and repeat after me:. “Star wars is. Just a movie, not a religion.”
        See? You feel better now.

      • Robert

        Ah, the ol’ “I’ve-cleary-lost-the-argument-so-I’m-gonna-criticize-you-for-taking-it-too-seriously” trick…
        Seen it a million times, and it makes you look like a jackass.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        No. it’s simply a tit for tat. No more no less.
        Mark that I didn’t call anyone moron. See. I am fair enough.

        Now, speaking of argument, what is yours ? I am all ears.

      • Robert

        Simply making an observation.

    • Great White Noise

      Go back to watching Star Trek.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Uh… What’s the relationship between obi wan and star trek?
        You okay bro?

      • Great White Noise

        Figured you’d have better luck with that series. You clearly weren’t paying attention if you think McGregor was miscast as Kenobi.

      • Great White Noise

        Figured you’d have better luck with that series. You clearly weren’t paying attention if you think McGregor was miscast as Kenobi.

  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    Given how poorly received the insertion of Christsensen into ROTJ is, doing it again with another character would be a stupid decision.
    Plus, I’ d be surprised if McGregor was ok with replacing Guinness.

  • ManaByte

    “We’re still waiting for an explanation about why ghost Anakin was younger but ghost Obi-Wan was still old.”

    Lucas explained it when the DVDs came out…

  • Harry

    Is it so hard to understand why Christensen was put in place in RotJ? Anakin is Christensen in Episode 3, and that’s when Anakin dies and Darth Vader is born. I know you might not agree with it, but even Obi-Wan in the holy original Star Wars said that Anakin was “killed” by a pupil of his, Darth Vader. In a saga where a woman can die by “losing the will to live”, it shouldn’t be hard to comprehend that Anakin would look nothing like the guy from RotJ because that guy was just Anakin with burns. So I see nothing wrong with Christensen’s image. Now, adding in the nooo’s to the Blu-Ray in RotJ, that’s a problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

      I agree. I don’t understand people complaining about him looking younger. It makes sooooooo much more sense than him standing there, old, with EYEBROWS AND LIMBS AND NO SCARS. THAT makes no sense whatsoever. Luke wouldn’t recognize him that way right away either. But Luke is deeply connected to his father through The Force so he’s going to know it’s Anakin no matter what he looks like. People come up with dumb ideas that make no sense to justify why adding Christensen was a bad idea, but we all know the only reason is because they hated the prequels. (Which is also stupid. The originals are better, but the prequels are also great).

      • Think about it!

        The problem is they didn’t go far enough back. They should have brought back Anakin as a kid! Him and Yoda could have high-fived each other as ghosts…

      • Northern Star

        Baloney both of you! The likely reason for the disgraceful act of vandalism perpetrated by Lucas to ROTJ was because it was clear as day that Anakin as portrayed by Sebastian Shaw was simply far too old to have been Hayden Christensen’s age in Episode III so he retconned it and corrected it by inserting Christensen over Shaw… which was just reprehensible in my opinion, and it made no sense whatsoever, Anakin was redeemed and died on the Death Star and that person is the one who rematerializes on Endor, Luke would and absolutely did recognize him immediately because he had spoken to him face to face hours before… don’t cover for or try to defend Lucas’ tampering with the original Trilogy…

        Anakin’s force ghost doesn’t have scars and has all his limbs because (and pay attention here) HE’S NOW A SPIRIT, A GHOST, AN ETHEREAL NOT A PHYSICAL BEING… he’s transcended physical matter and is now one with the Force… clear enough?

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        Yes, but if Luke was just your average person and didn’t have the Force connection with his father, he would have had to do a double take because he looks nothing like he does when he dies (because of the hair, eyebrows, limbs, no scars, etc.). If a Force spirit can transcend physical material then it makes sense that he can look younger if he really wants to. It makes sense for Anakin to want to look and be the person he was before his fall to the dark side; back when was in love with his wife and excited to be a new father. I can see where you are coming from, but it’s really not a big deal.

      • Northern Star

        When you watched the original version of ROTJ for the first time, did you say “who’s that guy next to Yoda and Obi-Wan?” Of course you didn’t because you and everyone else knew EXACTLY who it was without any explanation… and so did Luke, Anakin may have been disfigured prior to his death but he was still recognizable with his Force-ghost state at the end of the film.

        Lucas vandalized that film, it’s director Richard Marquand died in 1987 and Lucas should have left it alone as a result, who knows if Marquand would have liked those changes, but as a tribute to him, ROTJ should have been left as was… ditto the other two films…

      • Northern Star

        When you watched the original version of ROTJ for the first time, did you say “who’s that guy next to Yoda and Obi-Wan?” Of course you didn’t because you and everyone else knew EXACTLY who it was without any explanation… and so did Luke, Anakin may have been disfigured prior to his death but he was still recognizable with his Force-ghost state at the end of the film.

        Lucas vandalized that film, it’s director Richard Marquand died in 1987 and Lucas should have left it alone as a result, who knows if Marquand would have liked those changes, but as a tribute to him, ROTJ should have been left as was… ditto the other two films…

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        Marquand may have been the director, but it’s Lucas’s story. He can do what he wants with it. I still like the change.

      • MIXTER

        The whole ghost thing is however it is interpreted works. For example, if ghost were real, if someone had a 10000 tonne boulder fall from a cliff turning someone under it into nothing more than a splatt! or a stain on a carpet. Would that be what the ghost should look like?

        Both yes, or No, would both be logical.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Quote: “..Anakin was “killed” by a pupil of his, Darth Vader.”

      Lot of contradictions created by the senile mind of Lucas, when he became too rich for a man.

      Obi wan also said in Episode IV: “(the Force) It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”

      and then comes the horrible theory of the midichlorians in Episode 1 : “Without the midichlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.”

      Simply horrible!

      • MIXTER

        Wait, Tarek, or is that sTARtREK?

        Anhow, the Anakin was killed by Vader, “was true, from a certain point of view” It was Obi Wans way of lying to Luke about who his pappy really is.

        As for Midichloreans, well, I was with you there. However, i have seen this explained somewhere, (maybe the clone wars?) The force is not a blood disease as some fanboys pointed out, but “simbions” with the Force. As in, they live side by side with it, and thats how Jedi communicate with the force.

        So basically, it the equivalent of saying, you were pissed off once you found out there were Atoms in the air you breath.

        The Force is an energy field, it has to be made of something or it would not exist. might as well give it a sci-fi name.

        However, that all said, I still preferred it not have been mentioned at all, keeping its magical mystery.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Quote: “Anhow, the Anakin was killed by Vader, “was true, from a certain point of view” It was Obi Wans way of lying to Luke about who his pappy really is. ”

        I disagree. at this point of the story, Lucas didn’t plan to make Vader Luke’s father from the beginning. He decided ( or was it Kasdan behind this twist ?) of this change in ESB. And many other changes, like making Luke and Leia siblings.

        Same for midichlorians bulls*t this is another manure coming from Lucas aging mind. If a Jedi can communicate with the force because of midichlorians, then anyone can become a jedi. just by using a blood transfusion from a jedi.

        signed: TareKirk

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        I’m just going to downvote everything you post because you are such a nit picker.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Not problem josiah. Please yourself. If it makes you feel good. I am a Jedi. I will not downvote you. ^^

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Not problem josiah. Please yourself. If it makes you feel good. I am a Jedi. I will not downvote you. ^^

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        I’m just going to downvote everything you post because you are such a nit picker.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Quote: “Anhow, the Anakin was killed by Vader, “was true, from a certain point of view” It was Obi Wans way of lying to Luke about who his pappy really is. ”

        I disagree. at this point of the story, Lucas didn’t plan to make Vader Luke’s father from the beginning. He decided ( or was it Kasdan behind this twist ?) of this change in ESB. And many other changes, like making Luke and Leia siblings.

        Same for midichlorians bulls*t this is another manure coming from Lucas aging mind. If a Jedi can communicate with the force because of midichlorians, then anyone can become a jedi. just by using a blood transfusion from a jedi.

        signed: TareKirk

      • MIXTER

        Wait, Tarek, or is that sTARtREK?

        Anhow, the Anakin was killed by Vader, “was true, from a certain point of view” It was Obi Wans way of lying to Luke about who his pappy really is.

        As for Midichloreans, well, I was with you there. However, i have seen this explained somewhere, (maybe the clone wars?) The force is not a blood disease as some fanboys pointed out, but “simbions” with the Force. As in, they live side by side with it, and thats how Jedi communicate with the force.

        So basically, it the equivalent of saying, you were pissed off once you found out there were Atoms in the air you breath.

        The Force is an energy field, it has to be made of something or it would not exist. might as well give it a sci-fi name.

        However, that all said, I still preferred it not have been mentioned at all, keeping its magical mystery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

    I agree. I don’t understand people complaining about Anakin looking younger. It makes sooooooo much more sense than him standing there, old, with EYEBROWS AND LIMBS AND NO SCARS. THAT makes no sense whatsoever. Luke wouldn’t recognize him that way immediately either. But Luke is deeply connected to his father through The Force so he’s going to know it’s Anakin no matter what he looks like.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

      Same with Leia remembering her mother. I think it’s pretty safe to say Leia had a very deep Force connection with Padme, much in the way Luke did with Anakin and that’s why she can remember her face.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        this is all ramblings. what’s the link between the force and the ability to “remember” the face of her mother, while she was giving her birth ?
        We didn’t see any “super power” coming from Leia in the trilogy…

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        Because she can feel her spirit through the Force. Luke was able to feel Vader long before he ever knew he had a biological connection.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Spirit is one thing, the face is another one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        I think her deep spiritual connection with her mother allowed the memory of her physical presence to be ingrained in Leia’s mind.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        This is your theory or Lucas theory?
        I find it amusing how fans try to fix the corny and clumsy script made by Lucas.
        Don’t try to fix it dude, it’s a bad script with lot of incoherences.

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        It’s just my theory. Besides, no film is perfect and there are always incoherences in every movie series.

      • MIXTER

        I find it amusing how you pop up repeatedly on every mention on a thread about Lucas or Star Wars or any connection to it what so ever, you quote lines from the films like your a fan, yet, you ONLY ever slag them off in every way you can possibly think of.

        You sir, are the epitome of the word Fan-Boy! And a Trekky one at that I predict. sTARtREK.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        of course I am a fan! of the original trilogy ( especially the episode IV), but I am not a fanboy, nor I am a fan of Lucas.
        Seeing some fans defending the bad scripts of Lucas and trying to find an explanation to every incoherence on behalf of Lucas is simply amusing…
        When Lucas wrote episode IV, he was a genuine and fresh director, who believed in genuine adventures stories. He didn’t write Star wars as a pretext of a running business or to make huge profits on merchandizing.
        When he came back to give to the original trilogy a prequel, he built every second of the movies on the potential benefit he could make from the merchandizing. We can see it with the dazillions of ugly and silly creatures he pushed in these bland movies. Jar Jar, the stupid and useless battle droids, the whole purpose of these droids was to make a video game where your mission is to cut them witha lightsaber as fast as you can.

        Oh, and I was never a trekkie. even though I built my first phaser when I was 15. you know, boys like to play war games. I built also my bow when I was watching Robin hood, and my sword when Zorro was my hero.

      • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

        I am a proud fanboy. I like movies to escape. I don’t over-analyze or nitpick every little detail. I already have to do that in real life with jobs and school. Why would I waste my time doing that during a movie? It’s not my life. It’s just fun and adventurous and entertaining. And ohhhh god, let’s just burn Lucas at the stake for being a business man. I guarantee if anyone else was in his position, they would want some merchandising material too. It’s a smart move. There are always two reasons for making films: Making an artistic statement and Making money. No director goes into a film wanting to lose money. They ALL want to make money. What’s wrong with that?

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Nothing wrong to make money, if you deliver something that is not insulting to people’s intelligence.
        Lucas reached a point where he sold “sh*t” to people with the Logo star Wars on it…

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        of course I am a fan! of the original trilogy ( especially the episode IV), but I am not a fanboy, nor I am a fan of Lucas.
        Seeing some fans defending the bad scripts of Lucas and trying to find an explanation to every incoherence on behalf of Lucas is simply amusing…
        When Lucas wrote episode IV, he was a genuine and fresh director, who believed in genuine adventures stories. He didn’t write Star wars as a pretext of a running business or to make huge profits on merchandizing.
        When he came back to give to the original trilogy a prequel, he built every second of the movies on the potential benefit he could make from the merchandizing. We can see it with the dazillions of ugly and silly creatures he pushed in these bland movies. Jar Jar, the stupid and useless battle droids, the whole purpose of these droids was to make a video game where your mission is to cut them witha lightsaber as fast as you can.

        Oh, and I was never a trekkie. even though I built my first phaser when I was 15. you know, boys like to play war games. I built also my bow when I was watching Robin hood, and my sword when Zorro was my hero.

    • Jerry

      People do like to nitpick but I feel that complaint was more a result of people’s frustration with Lucas’ constant tinkering with the originals. I liked the old man ghost better. I took it as how Anakin would have looked as a Jedi had he not turned to the dark side. But I didn’t find it a huge deal. Some people take these things way too seriously.

      • Nathan

        Also, Anakin was an old man when he finally saw the path of good (literally right before he died, when he got to see luke without the Vader mask). It’s rather irksome to have his spirit be of his younger days when he was walking down the path of evil.

  • eternalozzie

    After thinking abut this a bit and making a pizza I think if the storyline needed it I would much rather see Ewan do the role as a live person instead of a CGI Alec Guiness … most of the movie goers today associate McGregor with ObiWan than Guiness … I know the hundred year old uber fans will argue and disagree. What ruined the prequels for me were JarJar Binx, the movie was 90% CGI, and the god aweful romantic dialog … no ones acting was that bad. They just had terrible material to work with. My point is the movies were really just animated features with a few live human tossed in … too fake … star wars math: live human obiwan > cgi fake obiwan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 Josiah Coulter

      I agree and disagree. I agree that Ewan should play Obi-Wan because it would just be cool and they can do aging makeup on him. Plus, he was a great part of the prequels. Most of the prequels were actually good: I agree Jar Jar Binks was fairly terrible and the romantic dialogue was hideous (you’re right, the acting itself was fine). I do disagree with the CGI notion though. There were a lot of elaborate set pieces in the films, much of Tatooine, Naboo, and Geonosis were filmed on location around the world, and the CGI that was used looks really good for its time, and in my opinion holds up nicely as well.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      I am 99 year old and I disagree also.

      We need another dude to play Obi Wan. someone who looks like Josh Brolin.

  • Stormin

    Latino Review is just about creating website traffic!

  • LEM

    The funniest part of this article is that you think the script not being written yet matters to the studio.

  • ElMadeUp

    Thank god that someone can see Latino review for the joke that they are. Educated guess and fake news story after educated guess and fake news story.

  • Dave Mueller

    Actually Haydn’s insertion at the end of ROTJ was one of the things I didn’t mind. And believe me: that sounds like sacrilege and I said it.

    But in some material released when Phantom Menace was coming out, it said that Episode I took place 32 years before Star Wars. And they made Annakin younger: nine if I remember. So that means Annakin is 41 in Star Wars, and-probably-44, 45 in Return of the Jedi?

    They cast Sebastian Shaw as a contemporary to Obi-Wan, but he would have been a couple decades younger than that. So it actually was the correct decision, but I almost hate to say that because its like saying he’s exonerated for all the other horrible changes.

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  • theseeker7

    Not that I even particularly think this was a good idea, but at least the “logic” behind having Hayden Christiansan appear at the end of Jedi was that, well that was the last time Anakin was on the side of ‘good’, so he appears within the light of the force as a younger man (even though he certainly utilized the force as a bad guy).

    But McGregor, there’s not even that half-assed reason to do it, since the character of Obi-Wan was always on the side of good.

  • MIXTER

    I hope the cgi Alec Guinnes is true and not Ewan. I liked Ewan, but i don’t want Prequel characters coming back in sequels. Though I’m all for a Kenobi spin off movie set after ROTS with Ewan. They did great jobs with Arnie in terminator4, and Jeff Bridges in Tron-L.

    What would make more sense to me though is to have Yoda come back as a force ghost (And I do mean the puppet! not the cgi version)

    Also, I hope the Palpatine returning is true too! For 3 reasons,
    1, he was the student of Plagueis who dabbled with cheating Death ideas.
    2, He really did bind the films together, the thread that was essentially the Dark Side in human form, he is the devil not just a dark angel. He should be present throughout the sequels. Infact that could be an interesting premise, how can they defeat a ghost?
    3, It would be interseting if a character, either bad or good were to accidentally or purposely conjure up the ghost. Kinda like how Thrawn in the books who was no Jedi, but tried to mess with the Force and use it as a weapon. So much potential here!

  • MIXTER

    I hope the cgi Alec Guinnes is true and not Ewan. I liked Ewan, but i don’t want Prequel characters coming back in sequels. Though I’m all for a Kenobi spin off movie set after ROTS with Ewan. They did great jobs with Arnie in terminator4, and Jeff Bridges in Tron-L.

    What would make more sense to me though is to have Yoda come back as a force ghost (And I do mean the puppet! not the cgi version)

    Also, I hope the Palpatine returning is true too! For 3 reasons,
    1, he was the student of Plagueis who dabbled with cheating Death ideas.
    2, He really did bind the films together, the thread that was essentially the Dark Side in human form, he is the devil not just a dark angel. He should be present throughout the sequels. Infact that could be an interesting premise, how can they defeat a ghost?
    3, It would be interseting if a character, either bad or good were to accidentally or purposely conjure up the ghost. Kinda like how Thrawn in the books who was no Jedi, but tried to mess with the Force and use it as a weapon. So much potential here!

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