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‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’: Obi-Wan Kenobi Rumors, New Box Office Record Set, Episode VIII News

Star Wars the Force Awakens continues to be a runaway hit, smashing box office record after box office record. Many reports indicated that there were old characters left out of the final cut of the Force Awakens, such a Force ghost of Darth Vader, Yoda, but surprisingly not much about Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan did, both old and young Star Wars versions, have a vocal part that Ewan McGregor came on set just to record a small clip. According to Comicbook, there is a chance that Star Wars fans will get to see Ewan McGregor become one with the force at least one more time.

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Star Wars Episode VIII, though very little is known in the way of a plot, characters, or pretty much anything, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Force ghost may be returning to aid the fledgling Jedi in the second installment of the newest trilogy. The exact word on the on the digital streets suggested that Star Wars fans take it with a “grain of salt.”

“Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the new series in general, is hard to read as to how much of the old or prequel trilogy will find its way into it. As far the older trilogies, it is not uncommon to have Force ghosts around, though Obi-Wan Kenobi was the only common one that would directly interact with characters in the Star Wars saga. Conceivably, if any Star Wars character’s Force ghost was going to return, it would be Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since Alec Guinness has passed away, Ewan McGregor is the only Obi-Wan around.

The Inquisitr reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens had hit around $530 million domestically and 1.1 billion globally in just its first week of hitting up the box office. In less than 2 months later, the newest Star Wars entry has doubled its previous record, and has taken thirty box office titles.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hit nearly $ 1 trillion domestically, and $2 billion respectively. The Force Awakens has box office records in “preview night, opening day, single day, first second and third weekend, Friday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, opening week, fastest to 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 million dollars, fastest to $1 billion globally, and the highest grossing film of all time in the US and UK,” among others.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars story might be the very next film in the Star Wars universe, but Episode VIII is certainly the one on fan’s minds. In fact, Star Wars Episode VIII (which remains untitled) just started principal photography, while Rogue One hasn’t even finished yet. Disney CEO Bob Iger mentioned in a quarterly earning call that both Episode VIII and IX have both started filming.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products. Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

Star Wars Episode VIII has one surprise casting coming up for one of the most anticipated films of 2017, and it is an original trilogy character. According to Cinemablend, Nien Nunb will be returning for Episode VIII. Nunb became known in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, as Lando Calrissian co-pilot on the Millennium Falcon when they took on the second Deathstar. He also helped fight the Star Killer base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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