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Star Wars 8 could feature… Obi-Wan?! “They’re not done with [him] yet”, according to rumours

We may still see a standalone Obi-Wan movie (opens in new tab) - but, according to rumours, it’s possible the Jedi may turn up in Star Wars 8 (opens in new tab). Woah.

StarWarsNewsNet (opens in new tab) reports that EW writer Anthony Breznican, speaking on Star Wars podcast Rebel Force Radio, pours cold water over suggestions that a standalone Obi-Wan movie is coming in a rumoured 2020 slot but “they’re not done with [him] yet... in the Saga films.”

So, Obi-Wan could appear in either Star Wars 8 or Star Wars 9, possibly helping Rey out as a Force ghost, Yoda-style. How great would that be?

Ewan McGregor, as everyone and their Ewok knows by now, recorded new lines for Rey’s vision in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opens in new tab). If you factor in some repurposed Alec Guinness dialogue as well (the ‘Rey’ in ‘afraid’, taken from an old recording) then it seems there’s definitely some sort of link between Rey and Obi-Wan - possibly lending support to the theory that Rey is part of the Kenobi bloodline. Could this be explored in Star Wars 8?

And that might not be the end of it. Breznican wouldn’t be surprised to “see an Obi-Wan thing happen beyond Episode IX”. Any potential standalone Obi-Wan movie could take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope - once the new trilogy finishes in 2019. Lucasfilm are “still shaping the story” according to Breznican but the signs are looking good for Obi-Wan to return in a galaxy far, far away…

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