Chew on this "Star Wars" rumor of the week: Sam Esmail, creator of the mind-bending USA series "Mr. Robot," is reportedly working on a solo Obi-Wan movie.

According to Omega Underground, two different sources say that Esmail has met with Lucasfilm about a "Star Wars" project and that it's likely an Obi-Wan movie.

That's a galaxy away from being a sure thing, but it's an intriguing thought.

Esmail is clearly a big "Star Wars" fan. He talked to THR last year about how how the sci-fi franchise has influenced "Mr. Robot."

"I'm going to keep going with this 'Star Wars' thing. Maybe it's subconscious; I don't know. I've looked back on the second season and I've seen a lot of similarities with 'The Empire Strikes Back,' in terms of Luke/Elliot going away and isolating themselves, while their sister is out there and battling the evil empire. I think this is the return of Elliot."

He is already connected to the "Star Wars" family through his agent, the site points out: His CAA rep is Bryan Lourd, ex-boyfriend of Carrie Fisher and father to Billie Lourd, who reprises her role opposite her mother in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan in the prequels, has often said he'd be up for returning to the role. Since this rumor is so preliminary, it's possible that a solo spinoff might be looking to cast a younger actor, however.

Just a few days ago, McGregor told EW that nothing official has been mentioned to him: "There's no official offer, and I haven't met them about it or anything. But I've always said that I'd be happy to do it if they wanted to do it. It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes."

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