The film reportedly won’t be an origin story.
An Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is rumored to indeed be happening, but it won’t be an origins story.
TMZ reports the film will instead be a direct prequel to A New Hope. It will be set on Tatooine and follow Obi-Wan Kenobi living in exile, who goes out of hiding when a tribe of Sand People and local Tatooine farmers start feuding. (Find out what Star Wars canon tells us Obi-Wan was up to between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope here.)
Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader) is reportedly set to helm the movie with production eyed for next spring. However, it’s not known when the film would be released. Reports of Daldry potentially taking on the project first surfaced last year.
There’s also no confirmation if Ewan McGregor will return to the role, but he has expressed interested in portraying the character again in standalone movies. McGregor had a small vocal cameo as the Jedi in The Force Awakens. Sir Alec Guinness first played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Check out what we think the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie should be about.
The next Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25. Be sure to read IGN’s thoughts on the movie, which our review says “delivers a fun time.”