Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Apparently Getting His Own ‘Star Wars’ Movie
Well it is about time! The character of Obi-Wan Kenobi always had the potential with such a rich background to be brought to light and it looks like they are finally going to make it happen. Wow! There are going to be so many “Star Wars” movies going backward, forward and maybe some story line on the side of a character we have not seen yet. It’s starting to feel like there will be a new “Star Wars” movie every year. With 2015′s “The Force Awakens,” 2016′s “Rogue One,” and with planned releases for 2017, 2018 and 2019, it’s already hard to remember an era without the franchise annually dominating the box office.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter claims that Lucasfilm and Disney are looking to make a standalone movie centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi. Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct, although there is still no script or story line yet. “Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass,” per the Hollywood Reporter if there’s a deal. It’s not known at this stage if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role.” The project has been rumored for quite some time but McGregor has yet to answer whether he would reprise the role in countless interviews.
The actor played Kenobi in Episodes 1 through 3 of the series and did minor voice work as the character for the recent seventh episode, “The Force Awakens.” Kenobi also famously appeared in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, but he was then played by the older actor Alec Guinness. “I’ve been asked this question so many times, and I answer the questions when I’m asked them because I’ve been brought up like that, polite,” McGregor said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” And it’s gotten to the point where it looks like I’m touting for work at Disney’s front door. Like, ‘Give me the Obi-Wan spinoff,’ you know … Of course, I’d be happy to do it.” There have been additional rumors the character would also make an appearance in the upcoming eighth and ninth episodes of the main series, so this might not be the first return for the character. If this project comes about, it would follow the upcoming spinoff movie focused on the character Han Solo, which will debut in 2018.
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
I would say it is a pretty good bet the movie will be released on the life of Obi-Wan Kenobi and starring Ewan McGregor as he has already played the character and fans are familiar with him. I am sure the movie will be based on his younger years of Jedi skill and McGregor would be the right age. Maybe the next prequel will be a younger actor during his training years as a Jedi. Phew! If you are planning on owning the full set of Star Wars movies, you better have a big DVD case and guaranteed you won’t be able to pick all of them up at once. Lol!
Ten of Pentacles: Inverted (Upside Down)
Financial security and support for a project. Since pulled inverted, I believe the studios also wonder how many Star Wars movies they can make before the movie goers say enough!
The Hierophant: Inverted
Healer and teacher. The underlying message of all the Star Wars movies is good versus evil and love versus hate. It is just the kind of movie we need to have made where good wins out during these trying times in the world.
Three of Wands:
Good results in business and growth and expansion. This card tells me if the Hans Solo movie is a big hit, the studios will continue with Star Wars sequels and prequels regardless. There are just too many die hard Star Wars fans out there.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com