'Star Wars' spin-off to be centered on Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 07:04 hrs

[USA], Aug 18 (ANI): There's a new 'Star Wars' spinoff in the works, and reportedly this time its centered none on other than legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a standalone film focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the works and Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to bring to the project to life.

If it moves forward, Daldry will reportedly oversee development and writing with Lucasfilm.

Both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness have portrayed the beloved Jedi-Master, though details remain scarce as to who would reprise the role and in what time period the space epic would take place.

Guinness, who died in 2000 at the age of 86, received an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in 1977's 'Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope'.

McGregor-who starred as a younger Kenobi in the 'Star Wars' prequels-has long expressed interest in exploring his character's storyline.

The 'Star Wars universe is rapidly expanding, as production has officially begun on a Han Solo film and is set to hit theatres on May 25, 2018.

Ron Howard is directing, and the cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke.

Before its release, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm will release 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on December 15. (ANI)

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