Last year there were reports that a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie could be happening, and now according to a report from TMZ (via IGN), it seems that those rumors are true and that the movie is indeed going to proceed with Stephen Daldry who is expected to helm the movie and with production reportedly taking place next spring.
However unlike the standalone Han Solo movie, the Obi-Wan movie is apparently not going to be an origins story. Instead it is expected to be a direct prequel to the 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It will be set on the planet of Tatooine and will follow Obi-Wan who is currently living in exile and only comes out of hiding when a tribe of Sand People and local Tatooine farmers begin feuding, in which presumably Obi-Wan will play a role in defusing the situation.
It is unclear who will be starring in the movie and if Ewan McGregor will return to play the role of the character, although the actor had previously expressed interest in doing so. Given that we’re starting to see Disney branch out into Star Wars-related movies that don’t just focus on the main storyline, we suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a solo Obi-Wan movie could be in the works. Take it with a grain of salt for now and hopefully we’ll have the official details soon.