BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Reports are coming out suggesting actor Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7.
It is speculated that McGregor's character will return to the franchise as a Force Ghost given his character was killed in Episode 4 "A New Hope" and the new sequel takes place after Episode 6 "Return of the Jedi".
The news follows claims that actor Ian McDiarmid will also return to the franchise as Sith Ghost with his evil character Emperor Palpatine.
Last year, McGregor expressed interest in returning to the franchise as the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi though he knew nothing about the film's production plans.
It is also rumored that the actor's character may be getting an entire film dedicated to himself following the announcement from Disney's CEO that several classic characters would have stand-alone films in between the final features.