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UPDATE 2! Third Star Wars Standalone Movie About Obi-Wan Kenobi Is In Early Talks and More!

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Hollywood Reporter exclusively reports that an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie is definitely in the works. We've been hearing rumors about this movie for some months now. We even expected some announcements during Star Wars Celebration, but for reasons unknown, the announcement was never made. Now, it seems that the gears are finally starting to turn. Lucasfilm is in negotiations with Stephen Daldry to direct the movie. 





    You may know Daldry from films like The Reader or Billie ElliotStephen Daldry is not shy to explore difficult themes with deep character development. The good news is, we know that Ewan McGregor has already expressed his willingness to reprise the role.





    So, if this turns out to be true, I'm sure many fans will cry out in in such triumphant joy that even the Jedi will feel it halfway across the galaxy.



    Read the full article here.





    [​IMG] Stephen Daldry



    UPDATE!



    Also Variety had to add the following to THR's report:



    While these titles have also been rumored for some time now, it's also good to hear that they are still in a possible development. As they say, things are in motion now and impossible to see the future is. But at least it seems that Obi-Wan has a bright future and it makes the most sense. What do you think?







    UPDATE 2!



    And here's what Entertainment Weekly had to add to the news:





    Click HERE to check out and comment on this topic on our main site
     
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    Well, can't say I'm surprised, but it's still an exciting piece of news. ;)

    Not many details in that story, though. "Early negotiations", "no script", "McGregor not confiremd" (yeah, right, like that's not a given). The only solid thing here is that it comes from THR. I have to confess that I have no idea who Stephen Daldry is, never saw any of his films. From what I see on IMDB, he's into dramas. Seems out of the box, but maybe this type of director fits if we're looking at Obi-Wan between III and IV.
     
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    I hope the negotiations create a stand lone movie I wanna see.
     
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    YES! We did it. Disney listened to us.
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    Well, if we lean towards this story, it suddenly becomes kind of... old news? I mean, we know they've been exploring this idea for a spin-off, so if the Daldry rumour doesn't pan out, we're back to square one. The THR report made the whole thing tangible, but if this indeed is super early, maybe this is just one of many director negotiations that we just happened to find out about. We'll see... Doesn't look like it's something LFL was prepping to reveal yet, although quite often their official announcements followed soon after THR scoops.
     
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    Exciting! But who the hell is Stephen Daldry? Enough with the nobody directors... This isn't a teaching directors franchise... (emperor)
     
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    All of films directed by him were nomitated for the "Best Picture" Oscar, so I wouldn't call him a "nobody."
     
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    So does this confirm Rey Kenobi? :p

    I love it. I think Ewan's portrayal of ob1 was one of the best things of pt and i wanted to see him more in st. Doing a standalone on him...is the best of 3 imo and i wish they did it first :)
     
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    I always wanted to know what a force ghost did all day..????
     
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    Yeah but did they make Transformers money?!?!
     
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    So will this be the long awaited tale of how Obi-Wan met Dexter Jettster?
     
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    If they want to profit from the idea they should probably get onto it sooner than later.

    With the production credits getting slicker on amateur projects and Lucasfilms previous record of tolerance and encouragment of fan films, it's only a matter of time before a half-decent attempt at a short flick about Obi on Tatooine comes out.

    If that happens and gets favorable reviews and a wide audience it may be harder to pitch the canon stand alone.
     
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    The names of Disney and LucasFilm will bring the money. Branding is easy. Talent is scarce.
     
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    Lucasfilm have always used lesser-known and better-known directors. There really isn't any precedent for concern, they'll choose who they think is best.
     
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    It's on like Obi wan
     
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