Rumor: Mr. Robot Creator May Write Star Wars Anthology Film


Although there's still little solid evidence, rumors continue to swirl about a "Star Wars" anthology film centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The latest wrinkle, reported by Omegaunderground.com, is that two sources claim "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail has attended a number of pitch meetings with Lucasfilm over the past two years. The sources apparently believe Esmail wants to write the script for the fabled Obi-Wan spinoff.

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The site also acknowledges that a number of other writers have had similar meetings, and that Lucasfilm is apparently mulling a variety of potential anthology projects involving a range of "Star Wars" characters, including Boba Fett.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has so far declined comment on who or what might be the focus of any potential anthology following the 2018 Han Solo film, although she has hinted the studio might be ready to make an announcement this summer.

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Actor Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi Master in the three prequels, has also signalled his willingness to return to the role, although he did stress that he had no information that an Obi-Wan-focused movie is actually going to happen.

The next confirmed "Star Wars" anthology project is the as-yet-untitled “Han Solo” film, helmed by “The LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson, the film arrives in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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