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Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own 'Star Wars' movie

18 Août 2017

This isn't a Jedi mind trick: Obi-Wan Kenobi might finally be getting his own movie.

Now, Variety's report on the latest spin-off news reveals that a Jabba the Hutt standalone film is one of the projects currently being developed.

Disney bought "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm in 2012 in a $4 billion deal and announced a new trilogy of films following the space saga as well as three standalone "Star Wars" projects that focus on stories outside of the central tale of the Skywalker family. Rogue One, which centered on a Rebel Alliance group stealing the secret Death Star plans, was set right before the events of 1977's Star Wars, while director Ron Howard is filming a Han Solo standalone for release next year, with Alden Ehrenreich as a younger version of Harrison Ford's iconic smuggler.

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The character was played by Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars films, and as a young man in the prequels by Ewan McGregor.

There are no actors in place but McGregor has long talked about going back to the role someday: In a 2016 interview with Collider, he said he'd "very much like to do" a Kenobi solo movie. Kenobi would then go on to train Skywalker's son Luke before falling to Vader in "Star Wars: A New Hope".

The next film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", is scheduled for release in December.

Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own 'Star Wars' movie