We recently heard a rumor that another Star Wars character is getting his own solo movie, but it’s not another Han Solo flick.
According to a report from TMZ, the Star Wars franchise will be giving Obi-Wan Kenobi his own movie, but it’s not going to be an origin story like the forthcoming Han Solo flick. Per a synopsis of the film, it looks as though it will be a prequel to A New Hope.
Read the Synopsis below:
“Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People – headed by a ruthless war chief – eventually brings Obi outta hiding … and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.”
The spinoff is reportedly going to be titled Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story, but will have the working titled of “Joshua Tree,” until it’s done shooting in London. Per the report, the film will officially begin production next spring at the same location the Last Jedi was shot at.
We also know that the upcoming film will supposedly be directed by Stephen Daldry. Given Daldry’s prior works, including the Hours and the Crown, an Obi-Wan movie doesn’t seem completely out of the realm of possibilities.
Of course, we have to keep in mind that the film hasn’t officially been confirmed by the Star Wars franchise or Disney. While nothing is in the works officially, we can still keep our fingers crossed that Obi-Wan will get his own film.
Be sure to catch the next Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story when it hits theaters May 25, and Episode IX on Dec. 20, 2019.
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