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New Star Wars film focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages

The next standalone spin-off series set in the Star Wars star could be focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who took Luke Skywalker under his wing in the strange series, and who also helped sight the child who would turn Darth Vader. Variety reports that Disney is in the early stages of growth on the project, with Stephen Daldry in talks to potentially direct.

Kenobi is, like Han Solo, one of the many unchanging characters to seem via the Star Wars saga. He was played by Alec Guinness in the strange trilogy, and then by Ewan McGregor in Episodes 1-3. McGregor has remarkable in prior interviews that he’d be happy to come back and reprise the role, should the event arise.

These growth plans are still very early, it should be noted: There’s no book or even a author attached, according to Variety, but it’s one of a few opposite standalones being worked on, including facilities looking at the star of Jabba the Hutt, and intergalactic annuity hunter Boba Fett.

Director Daldry has a story of formulating films that attract high vicious regard and even Oscar attention, including Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader. The Star Wars series is no foreigner to high-profile directors, of course; Ron Howard has taken over directing duties on the Han Solo standalone film after strange co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the plan due to “creative differences” with Lucasfilm.

Disney is also formulation its own streaming service, the company recently revealed, and it’s not nonetheless certain what it will do with its Star Wars and Marvel properties. With a flourishing line-up of facilities and shows, it’s probable its ideas around formulating dedicated subscription services for any artistic star could turn a some-more appealing option.

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