It’s official, we’re getting an Obi Wan Kenobi spin-off

One of the few great things about the Star Wars prequels was Ewan McGregor as a young Obi Wan. Apparently since Disney has taken over the Star Wars Universe and plans to do a film a year, McGregor has often fended off journalists who ask about whether or not McGregor would reprise his role as the iconic character to do a stand-alone film.

Now that a planned Boba Fett stand-alone film has been shelved for the time being, there is a renewed interest to revisit this idea.

Apparently he has gone on record as saying he would love to and the biggest news this week is that there is a film in the works at the Mouse House.

THR reports the film is in the early stages of production, but will likely be overseen and directed by Stephen Daldry of such Oscar-nominated films as Billy Elliott, The Hours, The Reader and… I think I’m forgetting one.

Between Rogue One and Han Solo though, rumour has it that it’ll fill in the gap between Revenge of the Sith and the original Star Wars in some way, like maybe he wasn’t on Tattooine the whole time. Or maybe he was and that’s where the whole movie takes place.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Star Wars Story, which is what we’re calling it until we hear otherwise, doesn’t have a release date. You can probably expect it to come out in 2020.

Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.