Who knows where we will be six years from now, yet we feel compeled to discus the rumor of a possible Obi-Wan Star Wars movie spinoff in 2020. Disney has confirmed already that they do plan to create a few spinof movies, but no dates or general concepts have been detailed so far. However, the main speculation on the Net is that we will see three spinoff movies about Han Solo, Obi-Wan and Boba Fett. Let’s have a look at the idea behind the Obi-Wan movie in 2020.
In Fabruary of 2013, Bob Iger did an extensive interview with CNBC in which he dropped a little gem that Star Wars fans have clinged to for very long:
“When we were exploring very seriously with George the acquisition of Lucasfilm, the idea of producing a few so-called standalone films that were not part of the overall saga came up. And we discussed not in great detail, a few of the possibilities. What I confirm today is that those possibilities are becoming more real and they are now creative entities that are working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”
Following the time when the spinoff affirmation the fans have been turning their wheels regarding who the characters could be. Early bits of gossip and theory spun around Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda, and Jabba the Hutt. While some of these recommendations are more tasteful than others – for example a Boba Fett film is an easy decision while it appears to be toning it down would be ideal with Yoda so as to protect his persona – there has been no absence of proposals and suppositions on the matter. Then again, while we know there will be spinoffs, one admonition is that these movies will be about supporting characters.
So, here’s the expected schedule:
- 2014: The animated TV series “Rebels” on DisneyXD
- 2015: Episode VII, on December 18. 2015
- 2016: Boba Fett spinoff
- 2017: Episode VIII
- 2018: Solo spinoff
- 2019: Episode IX
- 2020: Boba Fett spinoff
Now, obviously Obi-Wan Kenobi alum Ewan Mcgregor has expressed on several events that he would completely love to repeat his part as he said to Access Hollywood back in December of 2012, months after the inital news of a new Star Wars trilogy got out. He also talked to MTV News, where he said the following:
“I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, ‘Episode III,’ before Alec Guinness [played Obi-Wan in the original films], there’s that period where he’s in the desert.
That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. Could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.”
It appears that while Ewan Mcgregor is ready and equipped to do it, this opportunity ought to be seized if for no other explanation than he’s the ideal age for the time period in the years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. But there’s at least one more good reason – people want more of Obi-Wan Kenobi!
The character is well-respected by the older fans of the original trilogy and Ewan Mcgregor did a great job in the prequels. But what also carried Obi’s character to status of major fandom is the animated character in the The Clone Wars animated series.
Finally, Disney is grasping Marvel’s system for building an unfathomable and entwined universe. We will soon see this incarnate as the new vivified arrangement Rebels is ready to debut in ahead of schedule October and has effectively indicated that we could get sights of the Master Obi-Wan Kenobi occasionally all through the arrangement. Kenobi would fill the same need as the Big 3 do in Episode VII, giving that “connective tissue” that I like to expound on so every now and again consequently legitimizing the new characters.