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Rogue One Director Would Love to Direct an Obi-Wan Movie


Rogue One Director Would Love to Direct an Obi-Wan Movie

Obi-Why Not?

In an interview with IGN, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards shed some light on other Star Wars spin-offs he might be interested in.

When asked if Edwards would be down to return to the Star Wars saga, he initially responded with mixed feelings.

“It’s nearly impossible for me to say ‘No, I would never ever do Star Wars ever again’, but I sort of feel like I’ve won the lottery in terms of cinema,” the director told IGN. “The most unfair thing you can do with the lottery winning is go buy more lottery tickets. You’ve got to let other people.”

However, one character in particular Edwards was interested in was Obi-Wan Kenobi, more specifically during his time on Tatooine watching over Luke Skywalker. He even went as far as sharing possible genres for an Obi-Wan solo movie, namely a samurai movie or some sort of western. Seeing Obi-Wan Kenobi’s skills with the lightsaber and the desert setting of Tatooine, a mix of those genres would be the perfect fit.

“The bit that fascinated me before I knew about anything, I probably gravitated toward Tatooine because that’s where I fantasized about as a kid, like, wanting to be like Luke Skywalker.”

Ewan McGregor, who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel series and recorded some lines of dialogue for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, has already shared he’s interested to return to the character.

So, maybe McGregor and Edwards would make the ideal combination? Time will tell, and the success of Rogue One will undoubtedly play a massive role when it comes to future Star Wars spin-offs.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lands in theaters December 16.

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