Star Wars rumors circulate that an Obi-Wan Kenobi film will begin shooting in early 2018.
We have the high ground people! In August of 2017, vast Star Wars rumors began circulating, that Obi-Wan Kenobi will have his own Star Wars spin-off film. If true, we will finally be able to fill some holes that exist in his life.
A director is even connected to these ”whispers” — Stephen Daldry — Oscar-nominated director of hit films Billy Elliot and The Hours.
According to Omega Underground, the filming will start in 2018, which is only days away, folks.
Likely, we will see the Obi-Wan film hit the big screens Christmas of 2020, shortly after the untitled Episode IX film. According to earlier reports, this Obi-Wan Star Wars film’s working title is the “Joshua Tree.”
Ewan McGregor: 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.” (He laughs)
That name is a direct reference to the real-life National Park where they filmed most of the Tatooine scenes for Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, as well as the scenes in Attack of the Clones, when Anakin returns, looking for his mother.
Ewan McGregor has even expressed interest in reprising his role of Obi-Wan, where this essential information could be the key to figuring out what Star Wars era of the film.
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With plenty of stories to tell between the prequel Obi-Wan and Alec Guinness’s version, this announcement is one Star Wars fans are dying to receive the official revelation.
This film will be the part of the ever-growing Star Wars universe, where standalone films have been in a familiar storytelling era, such as Rogue One and Solo.
So, an Obi-Wan film following the two would make sense, with Disney/Lucasfilm playing it safe with known characters, thus far.
With spinoffs becoming the craze, maybe now Disney will pull the trigger on the Yoda and Boba Fett ideas they have rumored about filming, too.
The prime canon storyline for Obi-Wan Kenobi would be a post-A New Hope Ewan McGregor version, where he is watching over Luke, learning to become one with the Force, like his Master Qui-Gon before him.
Hopefully, these Star Wars rumors turn into an official announcement by Lucasfilm/Disney. What in the Force are you waiting for?