A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars film is reportedly in the works, and a possible director is supposedly in early talks for the project. No word on if Ewan McGregor will return in the role.
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that an Obi-Wan film project currently has no script or stars attached to it, but Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is reportedly in early talks to helm the film. If he signed on, according to THR, he would oversee the development and scripting of the film. THR’s report mentions that Lucasfilm is continuing to reportedly look into developing Yoda and Boba Fett films, among other spinoff Star Wars entries. The talks for Daldry’s involvement are at very early stages according to THR.
Last year, Ewan McGregor, who starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars films, expressed interest in filming standalone Obi-Wan movies. McGregor did return to the character with a small vocal cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has repeatedly discussed returning to the series if given the option. The character first appeared in the original Star Wars, portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness.