As we all know, Star Wars movies are in a surplus right now. We are mere weeks away from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a story a lot of fans didn’t think was necessary to tell. A story that the public does want to see is that of Obi-Wan’s. The question still remains, what happened during his time on Tatooine? Well, you may just find out.
According to Fantha Tracks, an Obi-Wan spinoff movie is already in pre-production, with filming set to begin in spring of 2019. Their source was able to see documents that confirmed a lot of information involving the production:
The project is sufficiently along that an art department is now in full pre-production mode at Pinewood Studios, England with ancillary work being carried out at Industrial Light & Magic in London. A number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film, with the group growing in numbers every month.
Contracts have also been extended to a number of crew who have worked on various Star Wars films produced at Pinewood under the Disney era, to join the production when their work on Episode IX ends. This will see the Obi-Wan crew grow gradually over the remainder of the year but primarily from October on wards.
Pre-production will continue at Pinewood whilst Episode IX shoots from this summer through the end of the year, at which point production of the Obi-Wan movie has been scheduled to move onto stages in mid January 2019 with the main shoot to begin in April of 2019.
The project is being developed under the corporate name of PLT Productions (UK) Ltd.
The scheduled release date is December 2020.
The Obi-Wan spinoff movie has been rumored since it was announced that Lucasfilm would be doing standalone Star Wars spinoffs. A lot of experts have voiced that it’s more of a waiting game at this point of when the film will be announced. Is this the confirmation fans have been waiting for? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Would you be excited for an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Source: Fantha Tracks