Screenrant reports that Lucasfilm may be talking to Ewan McGregor about a spin-off Star Wars film about the beloved character, Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor’s portrayal of Kenobi was the saving grace for Star Wars’ first three episodes. We do know that Episodes VII and VIII (and eventually IX) are coming out, and that Lucasfilm is also releasing stand-alone films to be released between them. The first stand-alone film is Star Wars: Rouge One, and will be out next year. Nothing is really known about the other films that are being developed or explored by Lucasfilm. Rumors persist that the second film may be about the mysterious and loved villain, Boba Fett.
An Obi-Wan Kenobi film would be great. It would be nice to see Ewan McGregor reprise his role and maybe explore some of the time that passes between Episode III and IV. It could be a nice piece that would help tie all of the episodes together better, and make new and old fans happy in the process.
McGregor is currently in vacation in Brazil and could not be reached for comment on the potential for an Obi Wan standalone film. Though it could be speculated that he would be very candid about his eagerness to do another Star Wars film considering how much he loved depicting the Jedi Master in the prequel trilogy.
Regardless of what happens with the stand-alone films, it will be great to see the Star Wars logo roll across the big screen again in December when Episode VII is released. It’s exciting for a fan to know that more Star Wars stories are being made, and will be here soon.