Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Lucasfilm sets next 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, Stephen Daldry tapped to direct

Lucasfilm sets next 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, Stephen Daldry tapped to direct

Originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in the classic trilogy, Obi-Wan was more recently played by Ewan McGregor in all three Star Wars prequel films from 1999-2005.

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When previously questioned about the possibility of an Obi-Wan movie, McGregor has usually said it wasn't happening, or he wasn't sure. There's no word on if McGregor has signed on to the project yet but we would have to assume that if this project does move forward, he'll jump on board fairly quickly given his enthusiasm.

In the prequels, McGregor first portrayed Obi-Wan as an eager youngster, learning the ropes himself, before he came to teach Anakin Skywalker: the father of Luke and Princess Leia who turned to the dark side and became Vader.

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The next Star Wars film - The Last Jed - will hit theaters on December 15.

Lucasfilm is reportedly developing a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film.

"Hello there!" At long last, the Mouse House has ordered a Star Wars standalone pic for the great Jedi Master himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi. While directing a Star Wars movie is a huge honor and great film to have on one's resume, Disney has had some considerable troubles trying to mesh its creative vision for the Star Wars franchise, while tapping the abilities of the directors that it hires to carry it out. "I think they've got films to make until the 2020s, so I don't think it's going to happen soon if it happens at all". Should Daldry take up the mantle, he will join Lucasfilm in overseeing both the script and development. Lucasfilm is also said to be considering standalone movies featuring Yoda and Boba Fett.

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