I’ve got a great feeling about this.
In a surprise development, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the next spinoff film in the expanded Star Wars franchise. It is none other than ol’ Ben himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
So far, there’s very little confirmed about the project besides that it’s focused on Obi-Wan. We don’t know if Ewan McGregor is returning or not, we don’t know if it’s taking place before or after the prequel trilogy, and we don’t know how exactly Obi-Wan will fit into the expanded Star Wars universe. All we know at this point is that the film will feature the esteemed jedi and that Billy Elliot filmmaker Stephen Daldry is expected to direct.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for anything Star Wars-related, especially when it comes to Obi-Wan. But out of all of the spinoff stories Disney could have adapted, why did they pick him? Yoda and Boba Fett have been fan favorites for just as long and are spinoffs viewers have supported and actively campaigned for. And unlike Obi-Wan, there is much to Yoda and Boba Fett’s stories that we still don’t know about. How did Yoda become a jedi? How did Boba Fett become a bounty hunter? What were they doing in the years since Order 66 was carried out?
Unlike Obi-Wan, there is still much left unknown about these characters, and Disney is actually considering spinoffs featuring them as well. It just seems strange to me that it’s taken so long to get there whereas characters like Han Solo and Obi-Wan have just immediately taken off. We’ll have to wait and see where exactly their stories will take them though.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for an Obi-Wan movie, or would you have preferred another Star Wars spinoff? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, ComingSoon.net