A 2020 Obi-Wan Standalone is Sounding More Unlikely


Heading into Star Wars Celebration earlier this month now-false rumors were proclaiming that Lucasfilm would wow fans with an announcement of an Obi-Wan movie during the 40th Anniversary panel. Obviously that didn’t happen, and now more official comments have come out to throw some cold water on the idea of an imminent Obi-Wan movie announcement.

EW spoke to Ewan McGregor and he says he hasn’t met with Lucasfilm about such a movie, and if they were about to announce something like that you’d think they would’ve talked to him officially about it:

“There’s no official offer, and I haven’t met them about it or anything,” McGregor tells EW. “But I’ve always said that I’d be happy to do it if they wanted to do it. It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes. I think they’ve got films to make until the 2020s, so I don’t think it’s going to happen soon if it happens at all.”

Prior to Josh Trank leaving the project the 2020 movie was originally going to be a Boba Fett one that Simon Kinberg was involved with. That one was apparently far along enough in early development that an announcement teaser would’ve been shown at Celebration Anaheim in 2015 and a fake production name for the movie was already set up.

Since it doesn’t sound like the 2020 movie would be Obi-Wan, it’s still possible that it’ll be the Boba Fett movie.