It is an exciting day for all of the Star Wars fans in the world, as rumors are circulating about what Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry’s next movie will be. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Daldry is in early talks about directing a “Star Wars” standalone movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Thus far, the talks are in the earliest stages and no script has been written. If all goes as planned, Daldry will oversee the development and writing of the film.
This stand-alone film has been long awaited, as Lucasfilm and Disney have been developing it along with several other projects. A Han Solo movie is currently in the final stages of shooting and is set to be released in 2018. Other projects include films centered on Yoda, Boba Fett, and other characters.
Though no stars have been attached to the film yet, fans are looking at Ewan McGregor. The actor starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy of the “Star Wars” films. Last year, he expressed interest in filming a standalone centered around the character.
Stephen Daldry has a decorated history in directing. He comes from the theater world, and his first feature debut on the big screen, “Billy Elliot,” earned him an Oscar nomination. He also directed “The Hours,” “The Reader,” and most recently, the Netflix period drama “Crown.”
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