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This photo of Ewan McGregor has sparked rumours he might be returning to 'Star Wars' as Obi Wan

Spin-off confirmed?

This photo of Ewan McGregor has sparked rumours he might be returning to 'Star Wars' as Obi Wan

There’s definitely two, and most probably, three, Star Wars movies that aren’t that great - think we can all agree on this. They were all made in a row, and are the main reason why George Lucas gave up the rights to his franchise a few short years ago - the fans had turned their backs on him, but not the galaxy far, far away.

Still, one of the good things about that ostensibly bad trilogy, was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi - reliable old Maccy G, good in pretty much everything he’s in. So regardless of the sub-par nature of episodes I-III, there’s been a moderate call within the fandom to get McGregor back in the role.

This request has only intensified since the announcement of an Obi-Wan spin-off movie, tentatively titled Joshua Tree (presumably U2 will be sorting the soundtrack then) and due for release in 2020. Then, over the weekend, the hype went through the goddamn roof of the Starship Enterprise (or whatever Yoda’s rocket is called), because Ewan popped up looking straight jedi - beard and long hair back in their rightful place. All that was missing was a robe.

This sighting comes courtesy of personal trainer Tony Horton’s Facebook page, and shows McGregor putting up his dukes during a workout session with Supreme Leader Snoke behind him. Obviously, this sent Star Wars fans’ excitement through the roof, and the internet literally set on fire and now we can’t use it because it’s all burnt.

Here, look:

So obviously, when McGregor won a Golden Globe for Fargo on Sunday, instead of asking him how he felt about his important win, everyone just shouted: “YEAH BUT WHEN YOU GONNA DO THE LASER SWORD MOVIE AGAIN MR. TRAINSPOTTING??”

And to the disappointment of wookies everywhere, he said the following:

“There’s a lot of talk, I’d be happy to play him again, but I don’t know any more about it than you do.”

So that’s cool - what a scoop! Of course, he could be lying - people don’t just grow beards. The only possible reason I could think for growing a beard would be in Star Wars, so I’m 111% convinced that’s what’s happening here.

Good luck, Mr. Kenobi, may you wave your spicy blade in the air like a galactic semaphore practitioner.

(Image: Rex)