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

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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