I was excited to watch the “Golden Globes” on Sunday night until I figured out that The Last Jedi wasn’t GG-eligible because of it’s December 14-15 debut date. Sadly, the cutoff was Dec. 4.

So, I shut the Golden Globes off and went to bed after Vice Admiral Holdo, Laura Dern, gave her stirring speech following her “best-supporting-actress” win for Big Little Lies.

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But then, in her Twitter thread covering the event, Buzzfeed’s Susan Cheng posted:

Looking around early this AM, the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news about Stephen Daldry commencing early negotiations to direct an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff movie, quoted Ewan McGregor as adding (on Sunday, backstage), “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.”

With his NDA intact, McGregor, who won a Golden Globe for his work on Fargo, also told the gathered media that he loved The Last Jedi.

“I saw the new one over Christmas,” he said. “I thought it was really, really beautiful.”

Recent speculation, documented by Aceshowbiz.com, has McGregor first reprising his role as Luke Skywalker’s first Jedi master as a force ghost in J.J. Abrams Episode IX; speculation that was stoked by the following Facebook post:

Again, the above is all fun stuff, but not even in the real range of rumor yet. That said, we hope this bit of speculation has some truth in it…

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Hamill & Holdo?

As usual, Mark Hamill was active on Twitter last night, and agreed that his Star Wars co-star Gwendoline Christie is actually “a goddess”:

And, speaking of fellow co-star Laura Dern, he added…

CNET’s Gael Fashingbauer Cooper had a very fun post documenting Hamill’s hamming it up on twitter. Have a look at the collected tweets of incredulous fans, here.

Just a short collection this morning, but I’ll keep an eye out… JB