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Rian Johnson Wouldn’t Be Up For An Obi-Wan Star Wars Spin-Off Movie

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Rian Johnson Wouldn’t Be Up For An Obi-Wan Star Wars Spin-Off Movie

Solo: A Star Wars Story is all set to hit theatres in May this year. Notably, the spinoff film is Han Solo’s origin story. Fans are quite excited about the idea of one character getting a standalone movie. In fact, some fans are wondering if they will get to see an entire movie on the Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi. To recall, the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi was portrayed by Alec Guinness within the original trilogy, while a younger version of the character is portrayed by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy.

During a recent interview, when Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson was asked if he would be interested in directing an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film, he replied that despite his interest in watching a film like that, he has no interest in making the movie.

In seeing it? Sure, I’ll watch that movie in a heartbeat,” Johnson recently shared at a Q&A session. “Right now, I’m just focused on the new trilogy. Isn’t that enough? God, man, I’d love to see that movie.”

Before the release of The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm had earlier announced that Rian Johnson would help develop a new trilogy of films unrelated to the Skywalker Saga. So, it makes complete sense that at this point in time the director would want to explore brand-new adventures and not get himself busy filming an entire movie on the Obi-Wan Kenobi character.

However, Johnson did share the idea of incorporating Obi-Wan’s Force ghost in his movie rather than making an entire film on the character. But the death of Sir Alec Guinness, who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi within the original trilogy, made that impossible.

There wasn’t because the one opportunity for a Force presence to come in and talk to Luke is in that scene and it just made all the sense in the world to me, for so many reasons, for it to be Yoda,” Johnson revealed of bringing in Obi-Wan or Anakin. “If Alec Guinness were still around, it would’ve made sense for it to be Kenobi. I love Ewan’s [McGregor] Kenobi so much but the Luke that we know here never knew that version of Ben so it would feel weird to have that version talking to him.”

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Source: Collider




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