Star Wars: The Obi Wan film may have entered production!

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Following early rumours that Lucasfilhad 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.

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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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