A 'Star Wars' Movie About Obi-Wan Is In The Works
In Disney's push to
make insane amounts of money expand the Star Wars universe with standalone titles, we've been treated to the respectable Rogue One, as well as a Han Solo movie that's slated for 2018.
Now, an Obi-Wan Kenobi flick may be on the horizon. As reported at the Hollywood Reporter, director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a Star Wars one-off that will focus on the Jedi's exploits. Sources tell THR that the project is still in the "earliest of stages," and that the title has no script to speak of.
If green-lighted, the space opera would be a change of scenery for Daldry, who's been nominated for a directing Oscar for Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader. He's also won two Olivier Awards and a Tony Award for his works in live theater.
Outside of Daldry and Obi-Wan, there's little info about the project. We don't know, for instance, if Ewan McGregor is being considered to reprise his role. He told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year that he'd be open to it; "I’ve always said that I’d be happy to do it if they wanted to do it," said McGregor.
Before McGregor, the late English actor Alec Guinness had taken on the role of Kenobi—Guinness had apparently regarded the films as "fairytale rubbish."
As noted at CinemaBlend, Lucasfilm has a third anthology movie planned for 2020 (after Rogue One and the Han Solo movie), but it's unclear if the Obi Wan project would be that third film—Screen Rant says that films about Yoda and Boba Fett are also being considered. May I suggest a movie about Salacious B. Crumb? Or Lobot? I'd watch that in a heartbeat.
Obi-Wan is, of course, Darth Vader's former life coach and BFF. He has an annoying habit of saying, "I have a bad feeling about this" during moments of obvious and immediate danger.