Something that could become a big rumor following the logically minded speculation of Nerdist News that Ewan McGregor could appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The actor is possibly reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for that character's own future standalone spin-off, but perhaps we'll first get a tease of that with a cameo appearance this summer.
The theory stems partly from McGregor sporting an Obi-Wan-like beard at awards shows last week and partly from the idea that such an appearance could help lure audiences into what's been publicly seen as a problem-ridden production. Yes, Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot acknowledges this is still razor-thin guesswork. But she says:
"Either Ewan is performing the most 'notice me Senpai' move in the history of films, or something's up. Solo is having another round of reshoots later this month. The timing of a recent very-Obi-Wan-looking McGregor attempting to get into shape while simultaneously trying to reinsert himself in the Star Wars news cycle could be a sign that we'll be seeing him make a surprise cameo in the film."
They offer a suggestion for how Obi-Wan could fit into the story considering he clearly had never met Han Solo before the Mos Eisley scene in the original Star Wars. There's no indication that Chewbacca hadn't previously meet the Jedi master -- the Wookie even fought alongside Yoda years prior as seen in Revenge of the Sith -- and was actually introducing Han to Obi-Wan.