Breaking: Obi Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off being developed by Lucasfilm
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News is breaking right now that Lucasfilm and Disney are developing a Obi Wan Kenobi spin off Star Wars film - expected in 2020. Reports suggest that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is in talks to direct.
There has been much speculation over the focus of the third spin-off - previously Josh Trank was known to be working on a Boba Fett film but that was ditched when he was booted following the disastrous performance of Fantastic Four.
In recent years Ewan McGregor, who played Kenobi in the prequels, has made various statements suggesting that he was keen to return to the role and it's our hope that his casting goes hand in hand with this latest news. In the original Star Wars trilogy, Kenobi was played by Alec Guinness - a part that he received an Oscar nomination for despite his own misgivings of the role.
Brit director Stephen Daldry is probably best know for his excellent film debut, Billy Elliot. He also directed The Hours and The Reader and most recently, episodes of the acclaimed Netflix series, The Crown.
We're looking forward to confirmation and further details from Lucasfilm shortly.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter