Obi-Wan spinoff in early development

Ruben Ruiz
August 19, 2017

Oscar-nominated film-maker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a Star Wars spin-off about Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday. British actor Ewan McGregor, who portrayed the character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy had previously met with Lucasfilm, possibly about the role of which he is keen to reprise, but was unable (likely contractually prohibited, aka non-disclosure agreement) to elaborate on the topic of discussion at said meeting (see video below).

The Hollywood Reporter said Daldry will be part of the team overseeing the development and writing if the deal is to go ahead.

Beyond the Han Solo film, two other Star Wars spinoffs reportedly set to come out in the coming years are one following the mystical alien Yoda and another highlighting fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett.

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The Hollywood trade publications cited unnamed sources as saying that the project was in the early stages of development by Disney and Lucasfilm.

The above video confirms McGregor's involvement in the project (at least in principle), while Lucasfilm's meeting with Daldry, a director whom frequently works with children, suggests a sizeable role for a child actor. The spin-off will be one of the several projects in the makings by Lucasfilm, which will fall outside the of the main Skywalker plotline.

McGregor had expressed interest in wearing the robes again if the long-rumored project ever happened, but he's not yet attached to the project, which Variety is now reporting. Despite there not being an "official offer", the Fargo star says he would be "always happy to do it if they wanted to". "It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes". "Alec Guinness' portrayal of Kenobi garnered him an Oscar nomination". Kenobi is best known as the Jedi master who first trained Anakin Skywalker, who would later turn to the dark side and became Darth Vader.

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