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Lucasfilm will shoot the spin-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi in early 2019

Lucasfilm will shoot the spin-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi in early 2019
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At last there is news about the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. Recall that last summer, after years of rumors and requests from fans, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the production of a spin-off on the popular character played by Alec Guinness in the classic trilogy and by Ewan McGregor in the prequels.

Since that news we had not heard anything else about the project, not even if McGregor is involved, but before the approach of the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ it seems that the new spin-off of the saga begins to get under way. The Omega Underground website has discovered that in January 2019 it is expected to begin a shoot that fits completely with Obi-Wan’s film.

The few details available indicate that filming will take place in the United Kingdom, at Pinewood Studios, where the last installments of ‘Star Wars’ have been shot, produced by Kathleen Kennedy (head of Lucasfilm) and directed by Stephen Daldry, the filmmaker appointed in August as the main candidate to take care of the project. In addition, by that date and the filming of Episode IX will be completed and there are no more projects in the saga underway, so the matter seems clear.

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Thomas Horn, Stephen Daldry and Tom Hanks on the set of ‘So strong, so close’

Recall that Daldry performed ‘Billy Elliot’ (2000), ‘The Hours’ (‘ The Hours’, 2002), ‘The Reader’ (‘The Reader’, 2008), ‘So strong, so close'(‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close ‘, 2011) and ‘Trash’ (2014), which went very unnoticed; in 2018 he will shoot the adaptation of the musical ‘Wicked’ (premiere in 2019), before getting down to work with the spin-off of Obi-Wan. For now we still know nothing about the cast, although it would be a great surprise that Ewan McGregor did not bring the Jedi back to life, even if it was only part of the story.

Nor is there anything official about the premiere, although if they start shooting at the beginning of 2019 it is to be expected that we will be able to see the film in May or December of 2020. Right now, the last movie with an official date is Episode IX that will direct JJ Abrams and that should be in theaters on December 20, 2019.


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