Production on the planned stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, possibly to be directed by Billy Elliot‘s Stephen Daldry is reportedly set to kick off in 2019, so reports Omega Underground.
The project is in the very early stages development, and it’s not yet clear as to whether Ewan McGregor would return to play the Jedi or not, but the timelines do feel about right. This week sees the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and then next year we’ll get the next stand alone movie in the saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, all based around the early adventures of Han Solo. Then, in late 2019, J.J. Abrams will round out the current sequel trilogy with Episode 9, leaving a 2020 prime cinema real-estate for a new stand-alone movie, a spot which this potential Obi-Wan story could occupy.
Lucasfilm also has a fifth Indiana Jones movie set for release in the summer of 2020, so it will definitely be a busy year for president Kathleen Kennedy and co.
Omega Underground seemingly got their info on a possible 2019 start for The Ob-Wan from a potential booking of the UK’s Pinewood Studios, a lot where most of the Star Wars movie have filmed.
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