The Star Wars franchise returned to theaters with “The Force Awakens” two years ago, and now it looks like we’re going to be getting at least one Star Wars film every year for the foreseeable future.
“The Last Jedi” is set to hit theaters this week, the Han Solo standalone film will arrive next year with “Episode IX” coming in 2019, and it’s already been announced that Rian Johnson is working on a new trilogy which is unrelated to the core saga.
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm and made it clear that they intended to expand the universe, one thing fans kept calling for was an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film, and Ewan McGregor continuously said that he was interested, but it wasn’t up to him.
Luckily Disney and Lucasfilm are giving the fans exactly what they want, because the Obi-Wan film is happening.
Omega Underground is now reporting that production for the film is set to kick off in January of 2019 at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Ewan McGregor is expected to reprise his role, and although Stephen Daldry hasn’t been confirmed he’s expected to direct the film.
With production starting in January of 2019, and “Episode IX” set for release in December of 2019, it seems likely that the Kenobi spinoff will be hitting theaters at some point in 2020.
Star Wars films are typically released in either May or December, so fans should keep that in mind in regards to a potential 2020 release.
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