A 'Star Wars' standalone about Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the works

Jenna Warner
August 18, 2017

The Hollywood trade publications cited unnamed sources as saying that the project was in the early stages of development by Disney and Lucasfilm.

If a deal between Daldry and the studio is reached, the director would also oversee the development and screenwriting process along with "Lucasfilm brass", though no writers are now attached to the film.

Next up from the Star Wars franchise is December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, followed by the as-yet-untitled Han Solo spinoff in 2018 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019.

More of this: There will be an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It has yet to be confirmed whether or not Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Kenobi's character was introduced in the original 1977 Star Wars film A New Hope, played by the late screen legend Sir Alec Guinness.

Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that an Obi-Wan film now has no script or stars attached to it, but Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is reportedly in early talks to helm the film.

A younger version of the character, played by Ewan McGregor, is re-introduced in the prequel trilogy, starting with 1999's The Phantom Menace.

THR also reports that there are still Yoda and Boba Fett movies under consideration, but I'd take this one over Boba Fett any day.

Disney debuted the first standalone "Star Wars" story with 2016's "Rogue One", which featured new characters and a storyline tied loosely to the ongoing saga. "I could do two of them (laughs)!"

HuffPost reached out to a representative for McGregor to see if the actor would comment yet again about whether he's coming back as Kenobi, but did not immediately hear back. Most recently, he directed episodes of the Netflix drama, "The Crown", which got him a golden ticket to this Emmy season.

So as it turns out, the whole Star Wars "spin-offs" thing was just a ruse to make prequels directly related to everyone and everything we're already familiar with.

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