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Yes after months, even years, of rumours about whether the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi would reappear in the Star Wars universe and get his own spin-off film it seems that the legendary Jedi is indeed set for the “Star Wars Story” treatment as word from The Hollywood Reporter suggests that a new adventure is in the works.

The film is still in the very early stages of development and no release date or start date have been annlunced by what the trade is reporting is that Billy Elliot and The Hours director Stephen Daldry is in very early talks to direct the film and oversee its development. An interesting choice for sure given that the filmmaker hasn’t helmed a big blockbuster before but he certainly has the experience necessary to pull it off and handle the pressures of handling part of the series.

Next on fans minds will be whether star Ewan McGregor will return for the film. Taking over from Alec Guinness who played the character in the original trilogy, McGregor debuted in 1999’s The Phantom Menace before returning in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also lent his voice to The Force Awakens in Rey’s “force dream”.

McGregor has always stated that he would be very keen to return to the series, but all is dependent on whether the film focuses on Kenobi at an even younger age than he was in The Phantom Menace. Our bets would be placed firmly on McGregor returning however – indeed, his name has been linked to The Last Jedi, given that the Jedi Temple features heavily in the film. We wait excitedly.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Oscar Isaac, opens on December 15th.