The Star Wars universe has spawned some incredible characters that span across generations. From Han Solo to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Dark Vader - they remain iconic figures in the fantasy realm. Yet everybody knows who you are referencing when the two words "Jedi Master" are uttered. None other than Mr. Obi-Wan Kenobi.
For all his infamy and influence in the series though, it does not look like the character will earn his own spinoff anytime soon. As Disney and Lucasfilm branch out to movies that veer away from the traditional episodes arch. With Alec Guinness starting OBK off on the big screen to Ewan McGregor's effort at the turn of the century, it appears that the studio has other priorities.
No Upcoming Spinoff But Part of a Future Ensemble
Sometimes it is not straight from the horse's mouth that we learn information, with insiders giving hints as to what a studio has in mind. One such insider is Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly, a man who is said to be close to the Lucasfilm organization.
Sitting down with Rebel Force Radio podcast during the week, Breznican outlined what he thought Kenobi was in for down the track. “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," said the journalist. "So I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Obi-Wan (solo film) happen beyond ‘Episode IX.’”
Ewan Open To A Reprisal If He Gets The Call
Making one comeback this year in Trainspotting 2, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has left the door ajar to a return should Disney and co seek him out.
If EW's information is solid then it will be a moot point, but the 45-year old is keeping his options open all the same.
"I’d very much like to do one too," explained Mcgregor. "I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years."