“Star Wars” fans can expect a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film to be released in the near future, it’s been reported.
TMZ claimed the next movie in the “Star Wars Story” sub-franchise will be called “Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story”, and centre on the fictional character. It’s been given the working title of “Joshua Tree”.
The site also reported that Stephen Daldry had been taken on board to direct the upcoming flick, with Ewan McGregor rumoured to be reprising his role as Obi-Wan.
TMZ claims the synopsis reads, “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 kicka** mode.”
Production will allegedly begin next spring, with the movie being shot at a “well-known ‘Star Wars’ studio in London.”
The latest rumours come after McGregor spoke about possibly playing the role of Obi-Wan again as he chatted to reporters at this year’s Golden Globes.
“There’s a lot of talk and I’d love to play it again but I don’t know any more about it than you do. There’s no plan at the moment.”
“Star Wars” fans aren’t 100% sure what Obi-Wan got up to between Episodes III and IV; McGregor previously told French magazine Premiere: “I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’s first one.
“It would be fun to film that story now I’m older. I’d be the right age. I’m 45, Alec Guinness was what, 60? I could do two of them!”