Star Wars Obi-Wan Spin-Off Confirmed and It May Have a Director Too


Although we’ve only seen one Star Wars anthology film released so far with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there has been no shortage of possibilities for more spin-offs and standalone films set in the Star Wars universe. Ron Howard is currently putting the finishing touches on the Han Solo prequel and there are several other characters that have been rumoured to be getting similar treatment including Boba Fett, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now this week we have confirmation that an Obi-Wan movie is close to moving forward and a well-known filmmaker may be close to signing on to direct. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to THR, Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) is in early talks to direct a Star Wars standalone film focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Sources say that a script has not yet been written and that if a deal is made, Daldry would help oversee the script with Lucasfilm. It is still unclear if this will be the next Star Wars anthology movie, which is currently scheduled for release in 2020.

Daldry was nominated for Best Director three times over the course of his career, most recently for The Reader in 2008. His latest project was producing and directing several episodes of the Netflix series The Crown and he is currently attached to direct the Wizard of Oz-themed musical Wicked for Universal. Although Ewan McGregor has stated publicly that he would be interested in returning to the character of Obi-Wan, there are no actors currently attached to the project. Do you think Stephen Daldry would be a good choice to direct an Obi-Wan movie?

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  • LordAwesome

    Yeah, get one of the most cinematically dull directors out there to direct a STAR WARS movie. The fuck are you doing Disney?

  • Neil

    It’s the new trend, Ron Howard is already directing Han Solo. I would be down for Ewan McGregor coming back for this.

  • LordAwesome

    Stephen Daldry makes Ron Howard looks like Orson Welles.

  • Loren

    Who? Roger Daltrey?

  • Matt Gaffney

    Aren’t we at the point yet where it’s completely meaningless who’s chosen to direct these mega-blockbusters?

  • Matt Gaffney

    The machine directs it. All it is is something for fanboys to debate over.