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Around the Galaxy: Obi-Wan Speaks

News from the Star Wars Universe - January 8, 2018

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.

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, 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…

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


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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