RUMOR ALERT: The following is based on RUMOR, so take everything with a grain of salt!
Disney is going all in on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise and after the record-breaking returns of ‘The Force Awakens’, who can blame them? Next month, ‘Rogue One’ will make the first ‘Star Wars’ big screen entry not connected to the main trilogy of trilogies, but that could lead to its own series of movies. And of course we know there is a Han Solo prequel movie in the works, which once again could lead to a series of movies.
Every ‘Star Wars’ movie until now has been an ensemble piece, but with Han getting a *ahem* solo movie, there are plenty of supporting characters that could potentially warrant their own movies, including the enigmatic Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan (or Ben for short) served as a Merlin-esque mentor in the original trilogy, as portrayed by the great Alec Guinness and as a less polished guide in the prequels, as portrayed by Ewan McGregor.
In fact, McGregor himself confessed:
“I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’ first one. It would be fun to film that story now I’m older. I’d be the right age. I’m forty-five, Alec Guinness was what, sixty? I could do two of them (laughs)!”
In each trilogy, Obi-Wan was a supporting character, but surely there is more to his story, which is rife for examining. Yet, there are no plans to spin him off into his own series of films. Why is that?
Well… it is quite possibly because the ongoing series of films isn’t through with this mystical guide just yet.
Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican may have the answer. He recently appeared on the Rebel Force Radio podcast and said:
“I have heard rumors that the one reason they haven’t moved sooner on Obi-Wan is that they’re not done with Obi-Wan quite yet in the Saga films. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Obi-Wan [solo film] happen beyond Episode IX.”
So there you have it. We MIGHT see an Obi-Wan appearance in the main “Saga” films before he’s free to appear in separate films.
What do you think? Do you want to see a solo Obi-Wan movie? Or would you rather he factor into the main trilogy (of trilogies) first?
Source: Geek Tyrant