I said I wouldn’t post about fake news/rumors/speculation because that’s not what I’m in the business of doing and I almost got seriously burned last year with something inflammatory that got walked back (but not debunked).
Today there are “rumors” that an Obi-Wan standalone flick directed by Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards will be announced at Celebration with Ewan McGregor (whose birthday is today) present. Frankly I think these rumors took off like a jack rabbit after uncle Denis Lawson magically decided he wasn’t so bored with Star Wars after all. But the “source” of this story (we’ll call it SWNN) claims its informant saw some Celebration materials (like what, graphic slides?) that indicates this may be happening.
And now it’s revealed Hayden Christensen is coming to the con. At the very least he is there to sign autographs and do photo ops. You can even do one with Hayden and Ian McDiarmid! What they aren’t telling you is Rachel Bilson is there with a baseball bat studded with nails in case any fans get too fresh.
He will appear during the 40th anniversary panel, just to have a few reps from different films of the saga. Maybe he’ll drop in on the panel with Ray Park and McDiarmid just to make it a Sith trifecta. Or maybe it’s going to be announced he’s in TLJ and many heads will explode.
The intrigue continues…