Lucasfilm Developing Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Film

By Creative Media Times

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Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi might be getting his very own movie, this according to The Hollywood Reporter. English director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) is in “early talks” to helm the film.

A standalone Obi-Wan film would make it the third in the “Star Wars Anthology” series, which are films separate from the main episodic saga. The first in this series is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released last December, while an Untitled Han Solo film is in production and will be released on May 25, 2018.

The iconic Obi-Wan character has been played by Alec Guinness during the original trilogy, while Ewan McGregor played the younger version in the prequel trilogy. Alec Guinness was nominated for best supporting actor at the Oscars in 1978 for his portrayal of Obi-wan, making him the only actor in the Star Wars franchise to ever receive an acting nomination.

Needless to say, Obi-wan is one of the most important and popular figures in Star Wars lore. In 2003, the character placed 37th in the American Film Institute’s list of greatest movie hero of all time.

McGregor has stated repeatedly his interest in returning to the role should he be approached by Lucasfilm. “Listen, I have been asked about it a lot, to the point where it looks a bit like I’m sort of touting for work. I’ve been very open to say I’d be happy to do it, if they want to do it,” said McGregor.

It looks like that just might come true!