Star Wars fans believe Ewan McGregor's facial hair at Golden Globes hints at Obi-Wan Kenobi return

'Ewan McGregor already growing that Obi-Wan beard'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 08 January 2018 12:55 GMT
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Ever since Disney bought LucasFilm and announced they would be making Star Wars anthology films, fans have been holding out hope for an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off.

Last year, hopes were raised as reports appeared suggesting Stephen Daldry could be directing, while word spread from Pinewood studios that production could begin early 2019.

Appearing at the Golden Globes to receive the best actor award for the third season of Fargo, eager Star Wars fans pointed out that the Ewan McGregor's haircut looked similar to the one he sported back when filming Revenge of the Sith.

Earlier in the week, a picture of the actor training at the gym was also posted online, some people believing he could be working out for the role.

McGregor also spoke about returning as Obi-Wan after the awards, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "There’s a lot of talk and I’d be happy to play him again but I don’t know anything more than you do.”

The Trainspotting actor also spoke about The Last Jedi, adding: "I saw the new one over Christmas and I thought it was really, really beautiful.”

Meanwhile, the Golden Globes were cause for much celebration as Oprah gave an incredible speech, Natalie Portman brought the shade, and Big Little Lies reigned victorious. Read the major talking points here.

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