The highlight for many of the very controversial Star Wars prequels was Ewan McGregor’s performance as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. From all the cast, he seemed to best capture the spirit of the original trilogy. According to DarkHorizons, McGregor shared his thoughts while speaking with French magazine Premiere (via website Den Of Geek):
I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’ first one. It would be fun to film that story now [that] I’m older. I’d be the right age. I’m forty-five, Alec Guinness was what, sixty? I could do two of them (laughs)! I hope that they’re going to explore different genres under the Star Wars banner. And one of those could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film. Or two! The Obi-Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and Part 2.
Rumors and fan speculation on an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film have been surging for years, with some even making their own fan films and trailers on the idea.
Meanwhile, fans can look forward to Star Wars: Episode VIII.Star Wars: Episode VIII, is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
Star Wars Episode VIII is scheduled to open in December of 2017. In the meantime, we can all look forward to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December,