Star Wars: The Obi Wan film may have entered production!
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Following early rumours that Lucasfilm had given the green light to an Obi Wan Kenobi Star Wars film, we now have more indications that it's being quietly pushed into production without an official announcement from the studio or Disney.
The film, which as we previously reported may have Stephen Daldry at the helm, is apparently scheduled to start filming in January 2019 once filming on Star Wars: Episode IX wraps. Reportedly, a team has been at work on the film since last year.
According to Fantha Tracks, the art department is now in full pre-production at Pinewood and ILM's London studio. Documents their source has seen show that "a number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film, with the group growing in numbers every month."
The production is expected to ramp up as people working on Episode IX are re-contracted to move to the Obi Wan project as their work on the trilogy film comes to an end.
Prequel trilogy Obi Wan, Ewan McGregor, has frequently talked about his desire to return to the role and if this project continues we're hoping he comes on board to play the titular role.
While we're aware of a number of post-Episode IX projects, none have been confirmed as being related to this Obi Wan film. Rian Johnson's new trilogy will feature and focus on entirely new characters so we doubt he's involved in any way, while the Game of Thrones duo of D.B.Weiss and David Benioff are also set to produce a series of future films in the Franchise; the subject of which has yet to be discussed.
In addition to these projects, Jon Favreau is also working on a live action Star Wars TV series and Pablo Hildago is beavering away on his next animated series in the canon - the pre-Force Awakens Star Wars: Resistance.