RUMOR: Plot and Director Set for OBI-WAN Solo Film?

'Star Wars' Stand-Alone Obi-Wan Movie Near-Immediate 'New Hope' Prequel

The site says it recently got its hands on a "production bulletin", which says that the film will be called "Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story", with the working title "Joshua Tree" (much like "Solo: A Star Wars Story" used the working title "Red Cup"). The report claims the Obi-Wan film is not an origin story like "Solo" but a direct prequel to the original "Star Wars".

It does appear as if the timeline would allow Ewan McGregor to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and at least for me, that is a huge plus.

According to TMZ, the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film is getting closer to becoming a reality.

According to the website, the synopsis reads: "Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen".

Daldry, who is best known for films like Billy Elliot and The Hours, first came up as the director past year when news arose of the film's existence. Nothing's been confirmed by Lucasfilm at this time, however. Played by Alec Guinness in the original trilogy and then Ewan McGregor in the prequels, the character is a wise and thoughtful Jedi master. We already know "Solo" is created to start a new franchise and that Alden Ehrenreich signed a three-picture deal with Lucasfilm. Are they reliable? Even though TMZ is known at times for being sleazy and they operate much like the paparazzi, their sources are nearly always spot on. During The Force Awakens, TMZ released accurate photo leaks from the set of the film.

What should we make of these rumblings? Take it with a grain of salt for now and hopefully we'll have the official details soon. The synopsis for the film mirrors the Marvel comic Star Wars #7 in many ways.

Whatever the truth is, we don't expect Lucasfilm/Disney to tip their hand until they're absolutely ready.

Want your voice heard? The plot would revolve around Kenobi's conflict with a local tribe of ruthless sand people.

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