We just got a few new leaked information about the Star Wars standalone film featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this included details regarding who will direct this movie and the working title.
The official title is Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story, but the working title is “Joshua Tree”. This movie is shooting in London where The Last Jedi had been filmed. The solo movie is being directed by Stephen Daldry.
Daldry is a three-time Oscar-nominated director for Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Crown. If taking up a story about Obi-Wan Kenobi was not enough, Daldry is shooting the adaptation of Broadway’s, Wicked. With many reports that the Obi-Wan movie will be going into production by 2019, it now seems like this will make it Daldry’s next project.
The movie will be a prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope:
“The synopsis reads as follows … Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People — headed by a ruthless war chief — eventually brings Obi outta hiding … and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.”
This reads as a reflective drama which will be delving into many themes like honor and duty. We will be seeing a version of Obi-Wan who is sworn to keep the hope burning as the universe darkens under the Empire.
It will surely be interesting to see Kenobi’s dilemma as he is compelled to stop the Sand People, and protect innocent lives although doing this may risk his exposure to the Emperor and Vader.
Considering Daldry’s resume it will not be out of the question for the movie to jump to many other periods in Kenobi’s life, as the Jedi Master uses isolation to reflect on all things that may inspire him to act. This is fun because it leaves a lot of room for heroes like Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn to make cameos.
Star Wars will continue with Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25th, and Episode IX on December 20, 2019.