With “Star Wars Episode VII” production on the way, rumors that Obi-Wan Kenobi is speculated to star in his own “Star Wars” spin-off. Read on for further details.
According to a report from Making Star Wars, a spin-off with the Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is being considered. Ewan Mcgregor, who played Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy, and Liam Neeson, who played his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn, has expressed their interest in returning for “Star Wars.” Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank are both attached to spin-off films to be produced and written by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.
“I’ve heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in the works… But I’m hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan (fans recently voting for him on the official website etc) that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie,” said the source to making Star Wars.
Moreover, the upcoming “Star Wars” film is directed, written and produced by J.J. Abrams and co-produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burk, co-written by Lawrence Kasdan from a story by George Lucas.
Set approximately 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” the plot revolves around a trio of new young leads, along with the characters from the previous installments. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprise their roles from the classic trilogy as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo respectively. The ensemble will also feature the new casts including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong and Lupita Nyong’o.
“Game of Thrones” star Miltos Yerolemou, who plays Syrio Forel, has recently been tapped to join the said sequel. For now, Abrams, the “Star Trek” film maker, has been shooting at Pinewood Studios in London and the deserts of Abu Dhabi in May 2014.
“Star Wars Episode VII” is on course for a December 2015 release date. For more updates about the seventh “Star Wars” franchise, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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