Star Wars spin-off

Earlier this summer, word came out that Disney and Lucasfilm were placing the Star Wars spin-off movies on hold in the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s disappointing performance at the box office. The studio quickly came out and refuted that claim, but follow-up news basically said the same thing that the initial report did: the spin-offs are still in development, just don’t expect to hear anything official about them for a little while as Lucasfilm licks their wounds.

At the time, we heard a rumor about how one of the spin-offs was actually building sets on the Pinewood sound stages in the UK. Now, that project’s production designer has confirmed that Tatooine was the setting of the movie. Was this the long-rumored standalone film about Obi-Wan Kenobi?
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Future Star Wars Spin-Off Movies

Last week Star Wars fans heard the worrisome but unsurprising news that any future installments in the Star Wars Story spin-off banner from Lucasfilm were on hold. The news came in the wake of the less than satisfying box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was meant to kick off an entire franchise of movies following young Han Solo. However, Lucasfilm released a statement saying that report was “premature” and “speculative,” and multiple Star Wars movies were still in development that hadn’t been officially announced. So what’s the deal here?

New details about future Star Wars spin-offs have emerged, and it sounds like the situation lies somewhere in between. A report indicates that Lucasfilm isn’t slowing down development of any future Star Wars movies, but “they are licking their wounds.” Let’s dive into what that means, including the status of previously reported future Star Wars spin-off movies focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. Read More »

obi-wan spin-off

Finally, we may receive the Obi-Wan spin-off movie we were looking for. The long-rumored Star Wars standalone movie centered around the Jedi Master first played by Alec Guinness in A New Hope and Ewan McGregor in the prequel films looked like it was finally getting off the ground last year when news broke that The Hours director Stephen Daldry was in talks with Lucasfilm to direct.

But then, as the Star Wars fandom attention turned to Star Wars: The Last Jedi then Solo: A Star Wars Story, not a peep was heard from Lucasfilm about the potential Obi-Wan spin-off. Until now.

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lando obi wan in the last jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been about “letting the past die,” but Rian Johnson’s entry in the Star Wars saga saw a fair few familiar faces peppered throughout the film. But while a few famous characters played pivotal parts in helping the new generation get up on their feet, fans were left wondering why Lando Calrissian and Obi-Wan Kenobi were left out of the party. Now we have an answer.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi lie ahead.

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Obi-Wan movie

A few days ago, word came out that Disney and Lucasfilm are officially developing a Star Wars spin-off movie centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Though it’s still in the early stages, it currently has The Hours and Billy Elliott filmmaker Stephen Daldry lined up to direct and contribute to the writing as well.

Now, the Obi-Wan movie’s working title has reportedly been revealed. Let’s take a look and see what we might be able to learn from it.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Getting a ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off

Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

After years of being rumored and discussed, we have word that another Star Wars spin-off is in the works that will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

This is the first time that the news has come from one of the major entertainment trades, and they even have word that Billy Elliot and The Hours director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct.

We recorded a podcast talking indepth about this breaking news with Fanboys director Kyle Newman, including the filmmaker involved, what the movie could be about, and our genral thoughts. You can listen to that podcast embedded below. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

Find out more about the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off below.

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star wars standalone movies

Star Wars Celebration continues to be the gift that keeps on giving…provided that you like Star Wars movie news.

It’s been two days since the Orlando, Florida, convention ended, and we’re still getting news about Star Wars anthology films — including a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff! — as well as clarification over Disney CEO Bob Iger really meant about how Han Solo “got his name,” thanks to a recent MTV interview with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

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Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Zero Hour

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post mistakenly referred to the season finale as “Twin Suns,” which was last week’s episode. The finale is titled “Zero Hour.”

The Star Wars canon will never be the same again after the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale, titled “Zero Hour,” airs this Saturday.

The highly anticipated two-part finale sees a final showdown between Grand Admiral Thrawn and the Ghost crew, along with one unexpected cameo (although it all has to find a way to live up to last week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi/Darth Maul rematch). Before it all comes to a head this weekend, get a sneak peek at some brand-new images and a preview clip from Disney XD’s animated show.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

Since the fall of 2014, there have been rumblings of Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own standalone spin-off. In fact, those rumors even expanded to mention that a trilogy focusing on one of the last remaining Jedi was in the works at Lucasfilm with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequel trilogy. We’ve yet to get any confirmation on this development, but now a fanmade trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story makes the strong case for how interesting this kind of spin-off could be.

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Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, for Third Eye Comics.

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit.
  • Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release?
  • See two more variant cover images for the Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series which will help fill in the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
  • One of the Force Friday releases is teased in a magazine ad: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly.
  • See Boba Fett on the cover of the X-Box Official Magazine to promote Star Wars Battlefront.
  • And find out if the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are still standing in Abu Dubai.

All that and more.

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