Obi-Wan Solo Movie is Official
Remember a couple of years ago when Disney announced they would be releasing a Star Wars film every year for the foreseeable future?
They appear to making good on that promise.
On August 17, 2017 The Hollywood Reporter reported that the next chapter in the ever expanding Star Wars universe would be a movie centered on Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is in development. Word around the internet says Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is in talks to helm the project. A solo Obi-Wan story is one of the many Star Wars ideas in development at the moment and currently sits in the earliest stages. There isn't even a script yet or casting rumors, which I'm sure will start up as a greenlight is officially given by the studio.
Played by Alec Guinness, we first met the General Kenobi during the 1977 first, or technically fourth chapter of the Star Wars saga, A New Hope. He was later killed by Darth Vader (his former pupil) in a light saber battle. He then rejoined the fight, in ghost form, as a mentor for Luke Skywalker. Through the prequel movies we were able to get to know Obi-Wan a little better as Ewan McGregor took the character through the Clone Wars and played a critical part in Vader's creation.
McGregor's performance could be considered a high during a very low point in the Star Wars franchise.
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