For the longest time, fans of Star Wars have yearned to see an Obi-Wan movie. The character’s popularity has led to him featuring in many of the series expanded content. Now it’s being heavily reported that Disney and Lucasfilm are working on a movie specifically centered around that character.
The news comes via HR – which cites sources stating that Lucasfilm and Disney are at the earliest stages of putting together the movie. So early is the project reportedly that a script hasn’t been finalized.
That being said, reportedly Oscar nominated director Stephan Daldry will be helming the movie. He will be involved in helping to craft the direction and script of any movie. Given his strong work on Billy Elliot and The Hours, it would be an exciting project.
There isn’t any news on who will play Obi-Wan. Ewan McGregor has expressed an interest in reprizing the role in the past, He told The Independent earlier this year;
“It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes. I think they’ve got films to make until the 2020s, so I don’t think it’s going to happen soon if it happens at all.”
The Obi-Wan movie is one of several films currently in development over at Lucasfilm within the Star Wars universe. Alongside the Han Solo movie, which is currently in the closing stages of filming, the Obi-Wan movie will help to pad out the expanded universe that Disnery is seeking to build around its Star Wars franchise.
Fans have been calling for an Obi-Wan movie for the longest time now. Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of the character in the prequel trilogy proved to be one of the highlights of that series of moivies – with audiences wanting to see more of him. In the expanded universe, Obi-Wan has been a very busy character – popping up in Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels series (Where he defeated the former Sith Lord Darth Maul) as well as a very brief voiceover in The Force Awakens.
Would you go to see an Obi-Wan standalone movie?