We could finally be getting that Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that makes so much sense if The Hollywood Reporter is correct. Read more below...
THR is reporting that Billy Elliot and The Hours director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct the movie, which has no script and no star attached at this stage.
Initially, the mention of Stephen Daldry seemed strange to me when you consider the tone of his previous movies, but I think a deliberate thoughtful tone might fit with what an Obi-Wan movie might include. We will need to follow Kenobi as he explores the Force and attempts to connect with Qui-Gon and commune with Yoda, who is also in hiding on Dagobah, whilst he undertakes what may be the Barash Vow. How does it feel for a Jedi to hide whilst his friends and former colleagues are being murdered by the Sith? That is assuming the movie will be set between the prequels and the original trilogy films, narratively.
There is a chance this film could be set at an earlier stage of Obi-Wan's life, a topic we discuss on an upcoming episode of the Talk Star Wars podcast.
I have made no secret of the fact that I really want to see an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie with Ewan reprising the role and focusing on the time he spent in that desert. And with what Lucasfilm and the Story Group have been layering into canon recently, I expect the story to be deeper and richer than anything that we could have imagined prior to this point.
On today's episode of /Film Daily, Peter plays host to Kyle Newman, one of the foremost minds in Star Wars fandom, in my opinion, and they discuss the potential for an Obi-Wan movie. Check that out.
I really want to see Obi-Wan between the trilogies, in the desert, studying the Force, communing with Qui-Gon and Yoda, potentially clashing with Owen and maybe even connecting with Ahsoka. How about you? What do you think of this projects potential? Does Stephen Daldry work for you? Can this work without Ewan McGregor? Leave your thoughts in the comments below...
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