Yesterday a “story” broke about an Obi-Wan Kenobi film to be taken forward by the Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours). I got excited. Then I actually read the Hollywood Reporter article upon which the frenzy was based. The one sentence of “substance” in that article was as follows:-
“Sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal is made, Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass.”
So effectively we are reading story about “talks at the earliest of stages”.
No Lucasfilm confirmation, no official sources. No definition of what “earliest of stages” means. A cup of coffee perhaps? A formal meeting at Lucasfilm? Kathleen Kennedy chatting to Stephen Daldry in the local Hollywood mini-market? Bob Iger and Daldry playing golf?
I want to see a Kenobi film more than most. I want to see Ewan McGregor in it. I suspect this will happen in due course. Good things will come to those who wait. Let’s wait for some actual news before we all get our hopes up prematurely. In the meantime we have some delightful Star Wars content to come in the next few months – lets enjoy it!
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