With Disney's untitled Han Solo "Star Wars" standalone film approaching the finish line, Disney is now looking to tell the story of another iconic character in a galaxy far, far away.
Daldry, who was Oscar-nominated for The Hours, Billy Elliott, and The Reader, has most recently been a director and executive producer of the Netflix series The Crown.
In that film, Daisy Ridley's Rey hears Obi-Wan's voice when she touches the Skywalker family lightsaber.
There have been rumblings in the Force for a while: Lucasfilm considering a possible return to Obi-Wan Kenobi during the period of time between Revenge of the Sith and 1977's original Star Wars. Can Star Wars ever not be about the Force? The franchise has a huge fan base and even to this day captivates the interest of the audience.
Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force as more information on all the standalone Star Wars films, including the Yoda story, develops. "It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes".
As I asked in my piece on what Ron Howard's hiring as Han Solo director says about the Star Wars spinoffs, "weren't Star Wars' Anthology films supposed to be a chance for filmmakers to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe and to tell new stories, to experiment, explore, and play in this giant sandbox George Lucas created?". Kenobi would then go on to train Skywalker's son Luke before falling to Vader in "Star Wars: A New Hope".
As mentioned above, the Star Wars franchise has gained significant popularity. British actor Ewan McGregor, who portrayed the character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy had previously met with Lucasfilm, possibly about the role of which he is keen to reprise, but was unable (likely contractually prohibited, aka non-disclosure agreement) to elaborate on the topic of discussion at said meeting (see video below).