New Report Claims That Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Feature In His Own STAR WARS Spin-Off

New Report Claims That Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Feature In His Own STAR WARS Spin-Off

We know that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Josh Trank (Chronicle) have already been hired for two of the upcoming Star Wars spin-offs, but now a new report claims that the lead character in another of the future standalone movies will be none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi...


Making Star Wars have, well, been making a name for themselves lately with some pretty interesting scoops and set photos. A new report over on the site might just be the most intiguing yet however as their source has been in touch to tell them the following. "I’ve heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in the works. For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters. But I’m hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan (fans recently voting for him on the official website etc) that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie." If this is indeed true, they're obviously at a very early stage as it's really little more than an idea as of right now (so don't expect him to be the star of either Gareth Edwards or Josh Trank's movies). The poll they're referring to is a recent tournament which saw Obi-Wan Kenobi voted one of the best Star Wars characters of all-time, something which perhaps isn't all that surprising given the fact that he was a huge part of the popular Clone Wars animated series which was targeted towards younger viewers.

As of right now, Lucasfilm's focus seems to be on stories set after the events of the prequels (which are mostly despised), so that could rule out a movie exploring his pre-Phantom Menace youth.

A far more likely option could be to show us what he was getting up to between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. We know he was on Tatooine, but you have to imagine that Obi-Wan didn't spend all those years just sitting in a hut as he kept a watchful eye on the young Luke Skywalker.

Either way, a movie starring this character has a lot of potential, and as Ewan McGregor has expressed interest in reprising the role of Obi-Wan a number of times in the past, this could very well happen! What do you think? Share your thoughts below.
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Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Star Wars" 9/14/2014 Source: Making Star Wars
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