Kenobi, a recluse played by the late British actor Alec Guinness, was the mentor to Luke Skywalker and introduced the young warrior to the Force in the first "Star Wars" movie in 1977. Providing Disney and Daldry are able to reach a deal, the director would reportedly lead the development and writing of the film alongside executives from Lucasfilm. Unfortunately, THR's article that broke the news does not follow an official announcement from Lucasfilm, but instead cites unnamed sources, of which also claim that no script has been written and that no cast is attached.More news: Doubts over alliance laid to rest in Japan-US talks
Star Wars fans will know that a Yoda movie has not yet been confirmed and that the Boba Fett movie is looking likely to become a movie about bounty hunters in general after Lucasfilm had to put the Boba Fett movie on indefinite hold following Josh Trank's dramatic split from the recent Fantastic Four movie which saw the director removed from the project. The spin-off will be one of the several projects in the makings by Lucasfilm, which will fall outside the of the main Skywalker plotline.
The project has no script yet, but Oscar-nominated British film-maker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct it, the publications said. Recently, he directed an episode of Netflix's period drama, The Crown, which has earned him an Emmy nomination.More news: No US strike on North Korea without South Korea's approval, Moon says
As the spinoff is in its early stage, it is not known when it will be released.More news: Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks skin the Wallabies 54-34 without really trying
"I think they've got films to make until the 2020s", McGregor says, "so I don't think it's going to happen soon if it happens at all".
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