Obi-Wan Solo Movie May Start Filming in 2019 in Northern Ireland
A Star Wars solo movie that is based exclusively on Obi-Wan Kenobi is something that many fans have been eager to see for a long time. It may actually become a reality, too.
According to rumors, the Obi-Wan anthology film may start filming in Northern Ireland as early as 2019. For Lucasfilm, this presents an opportunity, not just because they could explore what Obi-Wan was doing in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, but also because it’s easy to call Ewan McGregor to see if he can reprise his role.
It was only last year that news about making the spinoff broke out, with the revelation that director Stephen Daldry is reportedly the one who will be directing the film. Filming is supposed to start in January of 2019 at Pinewood Studios UK, meaning 2020 will be the expected date of release for the movie. Lucasfilm hasn’t said much on the matter publicly but there is a lot to suspect that work on the film is already being done in secret.
For example, according to Belfast Telegraph, George Lucas was seen in town to be scouting for any possible locations to start filming the movie. Then Lucas was also given his own guided tour of Paint Hall Studios. Despite this, there is no official confirmation from anyone that the movie is going to go as planned. For one thing, Lucas himself is no longer involved in making films ever since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, which leads to wondering why he specifically is out scouting for locations.
In addition to this, Lucasfilm has already recently announced that there would be two new Star Wars trilogies in the making, one being directed by Rian Johnson and the other by Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. However, a bit of good news is that Ewan McGregor has made it known that he is most definitely interested in reprising his role and Obi-Wan.