Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Rumored To Debut on Disney's New Streaming Service
There's been a lot of discussions, speculation, rumors, and reports regarding how Lucasfilm would move forward with their Star Wars film projects. We heard that the A Star Wars Story films would be put on hold, then Lucasfilm denied those reports. There's also been talk of Kathleen Kennedy stepping down as president.
The fact of the matter is, there's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on as Lucasfilm prepares for the future of the franchise. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, I'm pretty sure they knew the risks they were taking and that there would be some bumps in the road along the way. After all, no one's perfect.
Anyway, a new report has surfaced regarding the Obi-Wan Kenobi film that we've been hearing about a lot lately. At one point Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail was rumored to be writing the script and Stephen Daldry was said to be directing. Ewan McGregor is also said to be reprising his role and the movie is said to start shooting in 2019. The only thing is, nothing we've heard about this movie has been confirmed.
Now a new report from The Playlist, which is a reputable site, offers a new update. According to them, six months ago Stephen Daldry was off the project and was no longer set to direct the Obi-Wan film.
The site goes on to say that they heard that the "Obi-Wan film was going to be saved for Disney’s upcoming unnamed subscription-based streaming service; the one they hope to compete against Netflix with."
That would certainly be a big move to get people to sign up for the streaming service. It's not hard to think that Disney would want to make Star Wars films exclusively for their streaming service like Netflix does. But, it's Star Wars and for me, those films are meant to be seen on the big screen in a movie theater!
This is just a rumor and like everything else regarding this movie, nothing has been confirmed. But it does offer us some insight into what Disney might be planning for their streaming service. Even if the Obi-Wan movie doesn't end up on there, I'm sure that we will see some Star Wars movie eventually pop up on it.
What do you think about the possibility of seeing Star Wars movies specifically being made for Disney's streaming service?