Does Leaked Ewan McGregor Photo Confirm The Obi-Wan 'Star Wars' Spin-Off?
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Being one of the biggest franchises in cinematic history, any tiny little detail to do with Star Wars gets people's attention.
And now fitness trainer Tony Horton has provided another interesting nugget for us to all mull over - potentially alluding to something exciting involving Ewan McGregor, a.k.a. Jedi LAD Obi-Wan Kenobi.
He took to Instagram and Facebook with a photo of Ewan McGregor working out with Scott Fifer, with the Star Wars actor sporting a familiar-looking beard.
The caption read: "Kenpo X finished off the first week of the Scotty Fifer Fitness Fandango. Not too late for you to join us for some classic P90X with Fifer and friends. Bring It!"
Horton is the creator of extreme fitness programme P90X, a home workout regimen designed to take 90 days that incorporates cross-training and periodisation. It also involves a nutrition and supplement plan. Basically, it's something that sounds gruelling enough to get a Jedi knight back into shape.
And the link didn't go unnoticed by eagle-eyed fans of the internet.
One post appeared on Reddit, simply titled: 'Tony Horton just posted a picture to his Facebook of Ewan McGregor doing P90X with an Obi-Wan beard and haircut'.
Come back for the spin off movie.
- Obi-Wan (@highgroundben) January 7, 2018
@mcgregor_ewan you've probably see the photo of you exercising. Everybody is saying the obi wan spin off is definitely happening.........so is it?
- Chris Young (@ChrisDYoung86) January 7, 2018
Obi Wan spinoff with Ewan McGregor would be class
- D. (@inceptionary) January 2, 2018
The Obi-Wan spin-off has been a rumour for some time now, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that there's an ambition for a project of that nature, though no script or cast have been attached to it yet.
Fast forward a few months and Omega Underground also reported that there had been an update from Pinewood Studios - revealing that rumoured director Stephen Daldry (the man behind Billy Elliot), along with LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy and producer Tracey Seaward, had booked the London-based studio for January 2019.
Lucasfilm, who sold the Star Wars franchise to Walt Disney Pictures, is also apparently looking into Yoda and Boba Fett films, among other Star Wars entries.