‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Wants To Make A Star Wars Film For This Beloved Character

Rogue: A Star Wars Story is less than two weeks away, but even with all the Star Wars excitement in the air, many fans are still looking to and curious about the future. Though, Episode VIII and IX are yet to come, some are wondering about the future Star Wars Anthology films, like the upcoming Han Solo…solo film.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director Gareth Edwards has another Star Wars character in mind that hasn’t been announced thus far, according to Comicbook.

“To be honest, Rogue One is the period I love. It’s connecting to the original New Hope. If someone made other films in that era – and I don’t necessarily think this is happening, I have no inside knowledge – but that desire to see Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tattooine, basically, I love. As a kid I remember wanting to grow up there; anything in that “Original Trilogy” era I am just besotted with, and it’s just like going back home to your childhood.”

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director says there are no plans, but for anyone who follows DCTV’s executive producers, they say “No” and “Never” all the time. Edwards’ passion is apparently there, which should help assuage Star Wars fans who might be skeptical about Rogue One.


If how Lucasfilm and the Star Wars family feel about him has any bearing on the future of an Obi-Wan Kenobi film, Comicbook writer Lucas Siegal stated that they seem to really enjoy working with this guy.

“Literally everyone I talked to this weekend, from the actors to Lucasfilm execs to the mocap team and ILM and even PR simply loved working with him. It’s very clear Lucasfilm would be interested in working with Edwards again, and with his unbridled passion for Star Warsthere’s little doubt that if they made that call he’d pick up the phone.”

Now, it is hard to attach judgment on whether Lucasfilm/Disney will want to just do whatever Star Wars passion project Gareth Edwards wants.

That being said, with a mega success for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a recent rumor suggesting Episode IX will be the last in the saga, there’s no reason it couldn’t happen.

[Image Via Lucasfilm/Disney]

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