Stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie may be in works

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that an Oscar-nominated director is in talks to direct a new “Star Wars” film about , the mentor to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

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Director Stephen Daldry directed “Billy Elliott” and “The Hours,” among other works. There’s reportedly no script yet — it is very early — but if the project goes forward Daldry would work with Lucasfilm to write, develop, and cast the story.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie (or movies) would fall between the very first film in the “Star Wars” franchise and “Revenge of the Sith,” released in 2005.

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The film is one of several spinoffs that tell stories within the “Star Wars” universe without involving the primary plot, according to the Reporter. That includes a Han Solo spinoff currently in shooting and potential films centered on Yoda and Boba Fett.

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