The rumors regarding Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi movie keep rolling in. Even though the studio has yet to officially announce it, with all of the news surrounding it, it sounds like it’s actually going to happen.
According to a recent report from The Belfast Telegraph, the Star Wars spinoff film is said to start shooting in Belfast at Paint Hall studios in April 2019. With the rumors of Lucasfilm putting the standalone films on hold, it seems like this movie is still holding strong.
This news comes from the same source that reported the film would be using the city’s Paint Hall Studio following a visit by George Lucas to the location.
It has also been rumored that the film is currently in pre-production and that it would be the first Star Wars film to be released after Episode IX. But, there are also reports that the film will premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Crown) was initially on board to direct, but it has since been reported that he is no longer attached. There’s no word on who will be directing the film at this point if it does go into production.
If any of this is true, I’m sure Lucasfilm will make an announcement in the near future. I hope that they officially fill us in on what is going on soon because I’m really curious to know what is going on over there. Here’s the rumored plot summary for the film:
Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People — headed by a ruthless war chief — eventually brings Obi outta hiding … and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.
What are your thoughts on everything we’ve been hearing about this Ob-Wan movie? Are you excited about it happening, or is it one of those Star Wars films you’d rather not see get made?