Ewan McGregor is rumoured to return to Star Wars: Episode VII, as a Force Ghost.
Sources told the Los Angeles Times' Latino Review blog that the Scottish star, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the newer Star Wars films, would be making his comeback in a spectral form in the upcoming sequel trilogy, beginning with JJ Abrams' Episode VII.
Ewan's character was seen as a ghostly appearance in the original trilogy in his older incarnation, played by Sir Alec Guinness.
The insider revealed that Emperor Palpatine would also make a ghostly cameo, as he comes back to help motivate a new Sith apprentice.
The sources also claimed that Ewan would like his own stand-alone films, although this is still up in the air.
Ewan, who will next star in ensemble drama August: Osage County, has previously said he would be up for a return to the Star Wars world.
He told Digital Spy in 2012: "I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I'd be happy to."
Production on the seventh film in the series is scheduled to start in the UK in 2014.