According to The Hollywood Reporter, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the next Star Wars character to get a standalone movie. Sources say that director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader, Billy Elliot) is in talks to helm the project, which does not yet have a script. But more importantly—does it have an Ewan McGregor??
“It is not known at this stage” if McGregor would reprise his role from the prequels, THR says. That would likely depend on which story they land on: either a coming-of-age tale à la the Han Solo standalone in the works, or a movie covering the ground between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. We’re hoping for the latter, as we have so many pressing questions related to Tatooine:
- When did he stop being Obi-Wan and start being old Ben Kenobi?
- Did he check up on baby Luke?
- Does he go visit Watto?
- How did he age so crazy-fast?
- What is the best bar in Mos Eisley?
In all seriousness, we’d love to see McGregor back in the Star Wars universe.
No comment yet from Lucasfilm or Disney.