RUMOUR: Obi Wan movie in pre-production
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In an exclusive article published by Fanthatracks they claim to have had information from one of their well places sources that indicates that the long rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone movie is now in development.
Their source states:
The project is sufficiently along that an art department is now in full pre-production mode at Pinewood Studios, England with ancillary work being carried out at Industrial Light & Magic in London. A number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film, with the group growing in numbers every month.
Contracts have also been extended to a number of crew who have worked on various Star Wars films produced at Pinewood under the Disney era, to join the production when their work on Episode IX ends. This will see the Obi-Wan crew grow gradually over the remainder of the year but primarily from October on wards.
Pre-production will continue at Pinewood whilst Episode IX shoots from this summer through the end of the year, at which point production of the Obi-Wan movie has been scheduled to move onto stages in mid January 2019 with the main shoot to begin in April of 2019.
The project is being developed under the corporate name of PLT Productions (UK) Ltd.
The scheduled release date is December 2020.
If this information is in fact valid then the Obi-Wan movie will likely be the film that follows Episode 9 set to release December 2019. It is also fair to assume that Lucasfilm will once again have Ewan McGregor reprise his role from the prequels.
There has been no official word from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding the next film set to release under the ‘Star Wars Story’ banner however if this rumour is true it is likely we will hear official word of this project in the coming months as production ramps up.
Until that time what are you hoping to see from a potential Obi-Wan movie?