'Star Wars' Spin-Off Focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi Is in the Works

'Star Wars' Spin-Off Focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi Is in the Works

A solo movie that will tells the story of the Jedi Master originally played by Alec Guinness is in early development at Lucasfilm.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is finally getting his own movie in the ever-expanding Star Wars cinematic universe. According to a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, a standalone movie that centers on the famous Jedi Master is currently in the works at Lucasfilm.

The project is still in the early stage of development and hasn't had any script. Rumor has it, Lucasfilm is focusing on finding the right director for the film. Stephen Daldry, an Oscar-nominated director behind "Billy Elliot" and "The Hours" is reportedly in early talks to serve behind the lens. If he is signed on, he is expected to oversee the development and writing.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the Jedi Master who introduced the ways of the Jedi to Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker. He was portrayed by Alec Guinness in the original trilogy while the younger version of the character was played by Ewan McGregor. Guinness got an Oscar nomination for playing the role.

After a decade, "Star Wars" movie series was resurrected in 2015 with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that introduced a new generation of heroes like Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) as well as villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Their story will continue in a new movie called "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" which is set to come out on December 15 in the United States. A threequel, "Star Wars Episode IX", is already planned for a May 24, 2019 release.

The franchise is also expanding into a series of spin-offs. The first one, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", that revolved around a group of rebel warriors led by Felicity Jones's Jyn Erso was released in 2016. The second anthology movie that will explore (Harrison Ford) Han Solo's origin stories is slated for May 25, 2018. Another standalone movie is expected to follow in 2020.

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