Obi-Wan spinoff in early development

21 August, 2017, 04:39 | Author: Benny Bass
  • A Star Wars spinoff focusing on Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi is reportedly in the works at Lucasfilm

Daldry, who has yet to be confirmed by the studio as the film's director, is known for the dancing drama Billy Elliot, as well as The Hours and The Reader.

The report also claims that Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct the movie, and at the moment it seems that there is no script attached to the movie, which means that if true, it is in the very early stages of development.

It is unclear if the Obi-Wan story will be the next stand alone story to be released - Disney is now finishing up an untitled Han Solo stand alone film, set to be released in 2018.

It is unclear as to who will be playing the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but actor Ewan McGregor (who played the character in the Star Wars prequels) did state before that he is open to playing the character again.

Even the casual Star Wars fan knows that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi Knight and Master (and former General) whose student was Anakin Skywalker, not Darth Vader. He also had a decades-long career in British theatre and has directed four episodes of (and exec produces) Netflix's The Crown.

"In the original Star Wars trilogy, Kenobi is a desert-dwelling and war-weary hermit who later proves to be a wise and powerful warrior, brandishing a lightsaber".

Disney bought "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm in 2012 in a $4 billion deal and announced a new trilogy of films following the space saga as well as three standalone "Star Wars" projects that focus on stories outside of the central tale of the Skywalker family. From a creative standpoint, what can a Kenobi film meaningfully offer audiences that six other movies (let alone two animated TV series) haven't already?

An origins film is by far the easiest option, following Obi-Wan's backstory as he becomes Qui-Gon Jinn's apprentice and discovers his Jedi powers.

The actor is a fan favourite and has showed interest in returning to the saga.

As mentioned above, the Star Wars franchise has gained significant popularity.

"But I've always said that I'd be happy to do it if they wanted to do it".

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