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Holy Crap, an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Really Is in Development!

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We finally know what the next Star Wars anthology movie will be after Han Solo gets his turn, and it turns out that Disney has been listening to all of our/Ewan McGregor’s pleas; they’re making an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that the project is still early in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to head it up. At such an early stage, there’s not really a lot of solid information to go on, including whether or not McGregor will reprise the role that was one of the bright spots of the prequel trilogy. He’s certainly said he’s open to it enough in the past, though, so we can only hope Disney wouldn’t miss out on the opportunity.

The only way it’d make sense to pass that up would be if the movie focuses on a younger Obi-Wan, but count me among the fans who are more interested in seeing what life was like for the Jedi master in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. He’s already popped up in Star Wars Rebels during that time period, which is considered canon due to Disney’s approach to the franchise, so there’s at least a bit of groundwork there, as well as in the comics.

THR also reports that there are still Yoda and Boba Fett movies under consideration, but I’d take this one over Boba Fett any day.

(via THR, image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

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