Early talks are ongoing for a stand alone ‘Star Wars’ feature film focused on Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi….
As the ‘Star Wars’ universe continued to expand outside of the featured trilogy of films — with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opening in December — it appears Lucasfilm has targeted its next solo project.
A film focused on Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages of development with Academy Award nominated director Stephen Daldry in discussions to head up the production.
Obi-Wan Kenobi first appeared in the original ‘Star Wars’ film in 1977 played by Alec Guinness, who later received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal as the former warrior returning from exile to guide Luke Skywalker on his journey towards becoming a Jedi.
Obi-Wan was a central figure in all three of the original ‘Star Wars’ films despite the character being killed by Darth Vader towards the end of the first movie. The character then returned for the ‘Star Wars’ prequels while being played by Ewan McGregor for three more movies that followed the transformation of Anakin Skywalker from Jedi to Darth Vader.
McGregor has mentioned that he would be willing to re-visit the character but at this stage there’s no script for the movie so it’s impossible to know at this point what story will be told for the movie.
Daldry has made his name with several acclaimed features including ‘Billy Elliott’ and ‘The Hours’ and most recently he directed an episode of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’ that earned him an Emmy nomination.
The ever expanding ‘Star Wars’ universe will see a Han Solo feature film debut next year from director Ron Howard with rumors circulating that Lucasfilm is still exploring the possibility of doing solo movies around Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett as well.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter