The coming years will see Disney controlled Star Wars movies hit us in what will seem like an unrelenting Tie Fighter barrage. Already in post production is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, set to release December 15, 2017. A Ron Howard directed Han Solo movie will be wrapping shortly so why not strike while the lightsaber is hot and begin talking an Obi-wan Kenobi film?
Apparently Disney and Lucasfilm had the same thought. While the long-rumored project has no script or actor tied to playing the iconic role portrayed by the late Sir Alec Guinness, and later by Ewan McGregor, they apparently have their sights set on a director. In talks with Disney regarding the project is Oscar-nominated Stephen Daldry to not only direct but write the stand-alone movie as well.
Rumors have swirled that a Boba Fett film could be next up in the line-up, but no confirmation has ever been given. It appears that we will now get to see what happened to one of the most beloved mentors in all of the galaxy following the Clone Wars and other gaps of time in the character’s chronology.
Does the idea of discovering more of Obi-wan’s backstory have you happier than a night filled with endless Corellian brandy? Do we finally get to find out how many games of Dejarik Obi-wan lost to himself while hopelessly alone on Tatooine?
Stay tuned and let us know your thoughts in the comments!