Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In The Works

Obi-Wan Kenobi

by James White |
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It's been speeding through the rumour hyperspace for at least a couple of years, but it looks like the idea is now jumping into reality, lights blazing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Team Lucasfilm is now in the early planning stages for an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off movie.

But before Ewan McGregor starts shrugging on the robe and digs his lightsaber out of the cupboard, there is no script in place and no word on casting, as no one is yet saying where in the Jedi master's life the movie will take place. There's a chance it could flash back to his days before the prequel trilogy, or fill in some time between Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars.

So far, all that is even close to being known is that Stephen Daldry is in very early talks to make it. The man behind Billy Elliot and The Hours is certainly an unexpected choice, as he has little on his CV to suggest him wanting to jump into the Star Wars universe, but he's an experienced director and would bring some extra gravitas to the movie.

There has been no official announcement from Lucasfilm or Disney, so we'll still consider this one nebulous until confirmed. Still, this is the closest the project has come to being official.

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