Star Wars geeks are waiting in anticipation to see what Disney is planning for the rumored spin-off and standalone films to be released. Our dedicated followers here at GeekShizzle will remember reports that suggested Han Solo, Boba Fett and X-Wing would get their own standalone movies. Adding to the list, a very big rumor surfaced this week that a standalone movie is being planned for the iconic Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The friendly folks over at Makingstarwars.net says the following:
“Obi-Wan Kenobi – I’ve heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in the works. For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters. But I’m hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan (fans recently voting for him on the official website etc) that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie.”
Will the voice of the fans be heard? Let’s keep our fingers crossed and use the force!
Ewan McGregor portrayed the legendary Jedi in the prequel movies with great success and fan admiration. Latino Review recently revealed that they have some inside information about the Jedi for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode 7”. Apparently, McGregor’s Obi-Wan will make an appearance in the seventh installment, this is what they had to say:
“I have confirmed this with three close sources that are on the project and they all confirmed to me that Ewan McGregor would be back as a Force Ghost in the upcoming sequel trilogy.”
None of this has been confirmed yet, but if it’s true, seeing Obi-Wan back will be awesome. The standalone seems like an easier route to follow because Obi-Wan will still be alive, but what about episode seven? Yes he will appear as a Ghost or as an ”entity of the force”, but will we see an old or young Obi-Wan? Alec Guinness portrayed the older Obi-Wan when he was killed in the original 1977 “Star Wars IV: A New Hope”. Perhaps we should just go with any inclusion of the character as long as we get to see him back in action, right?
Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank will direct the spin-offs still be announced by Disney.