The rumor mill is in overdrive that the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi movie will be shot in Belfast.

While no official announcements have been made, fans of the Star Wars franchise suspect that Lucasfilm will soon confirm the 2019 release.

Eagle-eyed Northern Irish fans were pleased to spot legendary director George Lucas himself location scouting in Belfast.

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The rumors stem from a Belfast publication, who cite a source who witnessed Lucas touring Paint Hall studios and other locations of interest.

The mastermind behind the franchise was also spotted dining in a plush restaurant in nearby Holywood before Christmas.

The Belfast Telegraph hinted that production could start as soon as filming wraps on the current Game of Thrones season. 

The unnamed insider also teased to the outlet that he was told there would be a "lot of work in 2019" for locals due to the rumored production.

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It is believed that Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is keen to reprise his role as the titular Jedi.

"There's a lot of talk, I'd be happy to play him again, but I don't know any more about it than you do," he recently told the press.

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