Obi-Wan Kenobi film: LucasFilm developing new Star Wars standalone movie, Stephen Daldry in talks to direct

Is this the prequel you are looking for?

Christopher Hooton
Friday 18 August 2017 08:23

There has been a lot of speculation about what Disney and LucasFilm will do with the Star Wars series beyond the two announced saga films and Han Solo origin movie, especially after plans for a Boba Fett-centric one were halted.

Today, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to be the latest spin-off protagonist, the Jedi master who mentored both Anakin and Luke Skywalker and was played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor in the original trilogy and prequel trilogy respectively.

The project apparently does not yet have a script, but The Hours and Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is in talks to develop the movie with LucasFilm.

No actor is thought to be attached to the lead role as of yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is an interesting choice to centre an anthology film around; he has obviously been central to the Star Wars universe and uttered some of its most famous lines, but arguably isn't as beloved as Han Solo and doesn't have a thinness of character that yearns to be explored - as with Boba Fett or Jabba the Hutt - his early years having already been covered somewhat in the prequel films.

Star Was VIII: The Last Jedi will open in cinemas 15 December, with the Han Solo movie following on 25 May, 2018.

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