With “Rogue One” on the way and a Han Solo film in the works, “Star Wars” fans are eagerly speculating what other adventures in a galaxy far, far away they might see next. Filmmaker Rich Williamson has made his pitch for an Obi-Wan film with a fan trailer titled, “Kenobi: A Star Wars Story.”
Set between “Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” and “Episode IV – A New Hope”, Williamson’s hypothetical movie stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the Jedi master, in a “meditative Western” in the deserts of Tatooine. While in the desert, Obi-Wan struggles with his guilt over Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the dark side and the fall of the Republic.
The trailer primarily uses footage from “Last Days in the Desert,” in which McGregor plays Jesus Christ tempted by the Devil during his 40 days in the wilderness. While the actor has said he “would be happy to” star in an Obi-Wan movie, he also isn’t actively campaigning with Disney and Lucasfilm to get one made.
Rich Williamson, however, has some thoughts about the franchise’s future. “I’d love if ‘Star Wars’ started doing different genres, especially with the ‘Star Wars Story’ films,” Williamson wrote in the Vimeo comments on his trailer. “One film might be a heist movie, one a horror… Shake it up.”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, arrives in theaters on December 16, 2016. The untitled “Han Solo” film, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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