If reports are true, Disney is planning for a standalone Star Wars film that will centre around the iconic Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The production giants are in talks with Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry to call the shots. He is best known for his critically acclaimed works like Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and most recently his Netflix's period drama The Crown.
Sources close to the production unit revealed to Hollywood Reporter that talks are at the initial stage with a script yet to be developed. However, if positive, Daldry would oversee the development and script writing with Lucasfilm brass.
With Rogue One being one of the standalone projects, Disney is already making an untitled Han Solo movie that is now in its final stage of the production. The Star Wars standalone project is directed by Ron Howard. There are also reports that Lucasfilm is planning to make a slew of standalone projects to keep the fans hooked. Viewers can soon expect movies revolving around Jabba the Hutt story, Boba Fett, Yoda and much more.
Originally, Kenobi appeared in the first six instalments of Star Wars. It was first played by Alec Guinness that won him an Oscar nomination and then by Ewan McGregor. From the character of being a desert hermit, Kenobi has evolved to be a loyal and wise warrior over the sequels. The Jedi master even trained Anakin Skywalker to fight back against the dark world and become the great Darth Vader.
A report on Variety has added that it is still not clear whether this standalone project would be next in line for Disney's Star Wars journey or will there be any other movie in between. Whatever it might be, a full-fledged film dedicated for the Jedi Master is definitely a welcome move among fans.