Obi-Wan Standalone Movie Officially In The Works At Lucasfilm

The Obi Wan Movie Is Definitely Happening, Here's Who Could Direct

No word yet on whether or not Ewan McGregor will reprise his role, but I'd be shocked if he didn't. After Episode IX, which is now slated for May 2019, the future of Star Wars films is up in the air. After seemingly endless speculation about the possibility of a stand-alone Star Wars film about the Jedi Master Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, it now looks like it is really going to happen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Crown) is in early talks to helm the project.

An Obi-Wan Kenobi movie has always been rumored, with actor Ewan McGregor willing to reprise his role from the Star Wars prequels.

Lucasfilm and parent company Disney did not immediately respond to a request for official comment on the news.

No script exists at the moment, but THR says Daldry "would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass".

In the prequels, McGregor first portrayed Obi-Wan as an eager youngster, learning the ropes himself, before he came to teach Anakin Skywalker: the father of Luke and Princess Leia who turned to the dark side and became Vader. Between Rogue One and Han Solo though, something tells me it'll fill in the gap between Revenge of the Sith and the original Star Wars in some way, like maybe he wasn't on Tattooine the whole time. THR also states that there are many projects being floated around Lucasfilm-including a bounty hunter film and a movie about a young Yoda. Because it's the only significant chunk of Obi-Wan Kenobi's life audiences haven't seen.

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