The website TMZ is reporting that the next standalone Star Wars film will indeed be based on the tales of Obi-Wan Kenobi and his time spent on Tatooine, according to a production bulletin released by the studio.
Their reporting suggests the title for the film will be Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story with a production title of "Joshua Tree", a clear reference to the desert planet Tatooine. The film will reportedly take place just before the events in Episode IV: A New Hope and the likely director is Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott, The Reader), although nothing has been confirmed by Disney as of yet.
As we know, Obi-Wan spent 19 years on the desert planet watching over Luke Skywalker and his family while trying to remain safely anonymous. While there isn't much written about his time on Tatooine, we do have a Marvel Comics series to look to for possible story threads, which were based around "The Journals of Ben Kenobi".
And while fans have been clamoring for Ewan McGregor to return to the role, and he himself has stated he would be willing to do so, there has been no word on who will play the lead as of yet.
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. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People -- headed by a ruthless war chief -- eventually brings Obi outta hiding ... and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene."
This is starting to look good folks but as always, take it with a grain of salt.
Till next time...MTFBWY.
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