For years there have been rumors whispered in the darkest corners of the galaxy. Mention of a stand alone anthology film starring everyone’s favorite character from the Star Wars prequels.
The one who has appeared in almost every carnation of Star Wars to date: the originals, the prequels, The Clone Wars, Rebels, and yes, even The Force Awakens. I am talking of none other than Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
It was confirmed today (8/17) that Stephen Daldry (director of Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader, and more recently Netflix’s The Crown) is in talks with Lucasfilm to direct the newest installment of the stand alone anthology films following behind Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo movie.
This Obi-Wan film is the first confirmed of several other rumored films potentially starring Yoda and the bounty hunter, Boba Fett. And with the way Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to market Star Wars recently, it looks like these stand alone films won’t be stopping any time soon.
Of course, the question on everyone’s mind is: Will Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Jedi knight? In the past, McGregor has shown an interest in picking up his lightsaber again so I’d put my money on seeing him back on the big screen as Kenobi. And, honestly, if he isn’t… why bother?
Since it’s still so early in the production process, there’s no word on cast or release date just yet. But be sure to keep it locked here at The Geekiverse for all the updates in the future. Ewan McGregor might be one of our favorite actors around here so you can be darn sure we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one as it develops.
How do you feel about this breaking news? Is this the next anthology film you wanted to see? Or would you rather see Yoda? Boba Fett? Or Darth Maul? Let us know in the comments!
Amanda Woomer-Limpert is one of the Geekiverse’s newest writers, a Star Wars freak, and a former Disney Cast Member. She refuses to see this Obi-Wan film unless Ewan McGregor is in it with all his sassy glory (and that fabulous hair).
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