Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Movie Starts Shooting In 2019 – Report
With The Last Jedi about to hit theaters, there are currently only two more Star Wars movies scheduled for release--Solo: A Star Wars Story next May, and 2019's currently untitled Episode IX. A new spin-off focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi has been rumored for several months, and a new report suggests that it might start shooting in just over a year.
According to Omega Underground, the movie is scheduled to begin production at London's Pinewood Studios in January 2019. The site's sources also state that Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry will helm the film. To date, Lucasfilm has not confirmed that Obi-Wan will be the subject of next Star Wars spin-off.
The Obi-Wan movie was first rumored in August this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daldry was in talks at that stage, and that he would be involved with the development of the script if he signed on.
It's not known if Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels, has been in discussion with the studio to reprise the role. However, McGregor has previously expressed an interest in doing so. In 2016 he stated that he believes there should be at least one movie that bridges the gap between Obi-Wan's story in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. In addition, McGregor can be heard very briefly as Obi-Wan in 2015's The Force Awakens.
In addition to the potential Obi-Wan movie, we also know that a new Star Wars trilogy is on the way after Episode IX. It's set to be developed by Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Last week, Johnson said that while he would write and direct the first movie, he wouldn't definitely direct the following two parts. For more, you can read our The Last Jedi review.