Star Wars: Episode 8 Release, Plot: Ewan McGregor Reprise Obi Wan As Force Ghost?
Star Wars: Episode 8 might bring Ewan McGregor back as Obi Wan Kenobi. Details about Obi’s return in the sequel are still undisclosed, although he might return as a Force Ghost.
How Will Obi Wan Kenobi Appear in Star Wars: Episode 8?
Anthony Breznican shared his thoughts on the future of Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars movie franchise in his interview for Rebel Force Radio. The Entertainment Weekly writer said that he has heard talks about Obi Wan appearing in either Star Wars: Episode 8 or in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Breznican seemed confident that the Jedi Master will appear in any of the Star Wars saga. This is supposedly the reason why the long-rumored Obi Wan Kenobi spinoff film remains unconfirmed.
The one reason they haven’t moved sooner on Obi-Wan is that they’re not done with Obi-Wan quite yet in the Saga films, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Obi-Wan thing happen beyond Episode IX,” Breznican told Rebel Force Radio, as per Movie Web.
Will Obi Wan Kenobi Appear to Rey?
However, Breznican did not mention how the franchise plans to bring back Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi. He only hinted that Star Wars: Episode 8 or Star Wars: Episode 9 might have references to the Jedi Master, just like what happened in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the movie, McGregor returned to voice Obi Wan for a one-liner dialogue.
Obi Wan Returns As Force Ghost?
Regardless, there have been speculations that Obi Wan Kenobi could return as a Force Ghost. This has been an ongoing speculation before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out in theaters. Perhaps this time, the sequel will bring back the character as a Force Ghost during a conversation with Rey.
According to Breznican, speculations about Rey’s familial ties to Obi Wan Kenobi could come into play in Star Wars: Episode 8. The sequel could reportedly serve as a prequel story to the Obi Wan Kenobi spinoff film.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm has yet to confirm the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode 8 or any of the Star Wars film for that matter. The first trailer for the sequel will arrive early in 2017. By then fans will know for sure if Obi Wan is in the movie.
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