UPDATE! Rumor: Three Potential Obi-Wan Spin-Offs are in Discussion. Is Ewan McGregor Meeting With Lucasfilm?
A while back, Echo-07 reported a rumor that posited that Obi-Wan Kenobi might be getting a spinoff movie. Now, we have another rumor that dwarfs the original one by comparison: the original Jedi Master has a chance of getting an entire trilogy of films to himself.
Our source has gone on to expand on last month’s rumor that the art department were drafting ideas for a Kenobi standalone:
“First up, they are not talking about an Obi-Wan spin-off movie but a trilogy of Obi-Wan movies. I need to stress that these movies are not connected. They aren’t part of a story arc but 3 separate Obi-Wan adventures set between Episodes III and IV.”
Huh….that’s interesting. This is coming based on a variety of art he’s seen being developed for the films based on ideas. If it were to happen, I like the idea of it not being an interconnected trilogy, but rather a set of films that can each stand on their own. What ideas could these three films center on:
“It seems like the 3 movie ideas are as follows: One set completely on Tatooine and two where Obi-Wan travels elsewhere in the Galaxy. Qui-Gon Jinn is very much present in these stories. So too is Owen Lars. Several characters from The Clone Wars T.V show would make an appearance. There would be flashbacks to Obi-Wan fighting in the Clone Wars.”
Nonetheless, the author of the above article has a few reservations about there being a whole trilogy of movies – he believes that some of these spin-offs could be reserved for other characters. In addition, he believes that at this point, three individual concepts for a single Obi-Wan movie are being discussed instead three concepts for three movies. While this does not confirm that Obi-Wan is getting an entire trilogy of movies, it does gather significant evidence that ideas are being discussed for at least one movie.
In any case, we imagine that Ewan McGregor surely has his fingers crossed to show up for either possibility.
Viral here. The latest movie rumors linked Ewan McGregor with Marvel’s Doctor Strange, but according to moviecricket the talks are for Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off.
Ewan McGregor has found his name put on a very select list of actors who are reportedly being considered for the role of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Whilst this may still be true, the report claims Ewan McGregor is being groomed for the role of Stephen Strange and that a meeting is to take place between Marvel and McGregor to determine if he’d be interested in playing the Sorcerer Supreme. We have been told this is not quite accurate. According to the source the meeting is in fact between Disney and Ewan McGregor where they will discuss the possibility of the actor reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the rumoured Star wars spin-off trilogy.
An Obi-Wan stand-alone movie, was always the most logical thing for me. Especially because it’s one of the most beloved SW characters, and the fact that Ewan McGregor is in his best years. But a trilogy of films sounds a bit too much. We have to remember that Lucasfilm have planned up until 2020 and beyond already, so the idea that they would suddenly decide to add in a trio of movies is pretty unlikely. And while this report mentions a meeting with Disney I think it’s more accurate to say Lucasfilm (mainly Kathleen Kennedy), because that’s who is making the decisions.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.