A few days ago, news surfaced that maybe, possibly, a new Star Wars movie was in production. The news suggested that it was to be an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and that work had already started on it, despite there being no official announcement from Lucasfilm.
Then the news faded away a little, as Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy seemed to suggest a Lando movie was in the works instead. Only, this news turned out to be a misquote and there is no Lando movie – or at least, there isn’t one at present.
So, where does that leave us? Well, at present there’s still no official confirmation of what Star Wars movies we can expect after the as-yet-untitled Episode IX. Or is there?
TMZ is currently reporting that an Obi-Wan Kenobi IS in the works and it will be set just prior to the events of Episode IV. According to TMZ, the site has acquired a production bulletin which gives a few details about the movie, including this synopsis:
“Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People — headed by a ruthless war chief — eventually brings Obi outta hiding … and into Jedi kickass mode.”
As previously reported, the movie is set to film in London, with shooting getting underway in the spring. The site is suggesting that Stephen Daldry is directing.
Is this information correct?
As mentioned above, there has been no official confirmation from Lucasfilm, so continue to take this with a pinch of salt. That said, TMZ tend to be on the money with these sorts of things, so keep an open mind.
More news if or when it emerges…