Ewan McGregor Never Received an Offer for an Obi-Wan Spinoff Movie
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke with MTV earlier this week as to when we can expect the next Star Wars spinoff film announcement. After all, The Last Jedi is coming out this December, the stand-alone Han Solo film is coming out May 2018, and Episode IX will presumably be coming out in 2019. That leaves a wide open void to fill for 2020.
Many fans have been hoping the next film will be a standalone about Obi-Wan Kenobi, likely in his younger years since a force ghost movie would be limiting. Casting Obi-Wan would be all but a done deal - Ewan McGregor is generally regarded as being one of the brighter parts of the Prequel Trilogy, having played Kenobi from The Phantom Menace through Revenge of the Sith. And he's never had any trouble sharing his enthusiasm on the potential of an Obi-Wan film.
McGregor spoke to EW about the prospect, saying that so far, anything relating to an Obi-Wan movie is only speculation:
Being rather vague at the time, Kennedy did not comment on whether an Obi-Wan movie was being considered. But there are just as many rumors about a Boba Fett movie, and the likelihood of bringing in new characters like in Rogue One is also very possible. And an even bigger rumor floating around is that an Obi-Wan movie was rejected because The Last Jedi may involve the character in some way.
Kennedy also gave some insight into Rey's family roots and how will that play into future episodes. She said that fans are not grasping at straws when they share theories about Rey's familial ties.
So now we dive deeper into fan theories about Rey's lineage while we wait for an announcement this summer, most likely during Disney's D23 conference in July.