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Here’s Why Mos Eisley Cantina Refused To Serve Droids In The Original Star Wars Trilogy

9 October 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“We don’t serve their kind here.”

Chalmun’s Cantina, also known as the Mos Eisley Cantina, is a cornerstone of Star Wars history, having first appeared in George LucasA New Hope all those years ago. Fast forward 40 years and change and Lucasfilm’s sci-fi fable has spawned a bona fide media juggernaut spanning all media – books, comics, animated TV shows…you name it – and that legacy will continue through the release of The Last Jedi in two months’ time.

But before Lucasfilm rolls out the next chapter in the storied Skywalker saga, the Powers That Be recently offered up a blast from the past in the form of From a Certain Point of View, an anthology series comprised of 40 short stories, each documenting a sizeable event in Star Wars history from an alternate perspective. And so, after spotlighting Darth Vader and his silent subordinate, Boba Fett, ComicBook.com »

- Michael Briers

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This Fan-Made Trailer For The Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff Is A Must-Watch

4 October 2017 7:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Star Wars universe is on a seemingly unstoppable roll at the moment, and that looks set to continue well into the future. After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and with a Han Solo prequel now in development, Lucasfilm has already begun making plans for their next spinoff, one which will revolve around none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct and from what we understand, the project is still without a script and in the very, very early stages of development. As such, it’s unclear if Ewan McGregor will pick up the lightsaber for this Star Wars offshoot, though given how keen the Scot has been in the past, we’re inclined to believe he’ll sign on without a second’s hesitation.

Because after six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has »

- Matt Joseph

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Star Wars Tidbits Shed New Light On Boba Fett’s Arrogance And Darth Vader’s “No Disintegrations” Order

4 October 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View continues to yield illuminating intel about Lucasfilm’s famed galaxy far, far away.

Just yesterday, for instance, never-before-seen story details relating to Obi-Wan Kenobi and, more specifically, how his close relationship Qui-Gon Jinn continued beyond death led many to assume that Liam Nesson’s Jedi Master will crop up for an appearance in Lucasfilm’s planned Star Wars anthology film – not unlike how Alec Guinness’ Force ghost guided Luke through the closing stages of both Empire and Jedi all those years ago.

Another chapter included in From a Certain Point of View, “Added Muscle,” is all about Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most famous bounty hunter. Penned by Paul Dini, this particular vignette sheds new light on Jabba’s high-ranking mercenary, all the while providing some context to Darth Vader’s “no disintegrations” order from Empire Strikes Back. Just bear in »

- Michael Briers

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Eddie Redmayne to pocket role as Fagin

26 September 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

If you thought that becoming an Oscar-winning actor meant that all of Eddie Redmayne’s dreams had been realised, then you’d be wrong – until now that is. The Theory of Everything star has been in talks to play Fagin in a reboot of Oliver!, a role he has wanted to play from a very young age.

He may also be lining-up alongside superstar-songstress Adele, who herself has been linked with the part of Nancy.

And Redmayne can hold a note with the best of them, as he proved in 2012’s Les Miserables, so prepare for a memorable version of You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, Fagin’s main contribution to the piece. When he was a mere ten years old, he appeared in a Sam Mendes (no less) stage production of the Dickens-inspired musical, as workhouse boy No43, and ever since then has harboured the ambition »

- Dan Green

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Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi Resurrect This Classic Villain?

21 September 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“You can’t win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

That’s Obi-Wan Kenobi there, delivering a stark warning to Darth Vader as they cross lightsabers on board Death Star I. Remembering the wise words of Qui-Gon Jinn, Alec Guinness’ Jedi Master gracefully accepts defeat at the corrupt hands of Vader so that he can live on as a Force Ghost, schooling the young Luke Skywalker on the nuances of the Force.

It’s the closest thing to immortality one can achieve in the Star Wars universe, and the latest bout of rumors swirling around The Last Jedi point to the return of a series mainstay: Emperor Palpatine. Yes, the Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious, one responsible for the destruction of the Jedi Order, has been long rumored to make an appearance in Disney’s rebooted trilogy – not unlike »

- Michael Briers

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Daniel Craig Reveals How He Got His Cameo In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

11 September 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars has always been able to attract the great and the good. Even before the saga was a surefire hit, the first film managed to nab respected thespian Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi (despite the actor’s infamous indifference towards the material).

This has only continued over the decades, as more of Hollywood’s finest have become fans of the franchise and are now clambering to appear in it. Of course, this came to a head in The Force Awakens, which contains more celebrity cameos than you can shake a lightsaber at. One of which, was Daniel Craig. He appears as the guard watching over Rey, once she has been captured and taken to Starkiller Base. In a great scene, Rey uses her burgeoning Jedi powers to influence Craig’s Stormtrooper to free her and let her escape.

Given how unexpected it was to see the James Bond »

- Matt Joseph

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More Proof That Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1 September 2017 8:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has become a bona fide fan-favorite among the Star Wars community. Originally portrayed by the late, great Alec Guinness across episodes IV, V, and VI, Ewan McGregor donned those iconic Jedi robes all throughout the prequel saga, and was arguably one of the few highlights to be gleaned from The Phantom MenaceAttack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Now, after much demand from the franchise’s dedicated and massive fanbase, the studio will finally be bringing us a spinoff film revolving around the character.

That’s still a ways away, mind you, but could we possibly see old Obi-Wan show up on the big screen before then? Perhaps. For some time now, there’ve been rumors floating around that Kenobi might have a role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, coming back as »

- Matt Joseph

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Proof Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns in The Last Jedi?

1 September 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a little more than three months away and a whole bunch of new toys from the movie just hit shelves. This year's Force Friday event brought us a lot of reveals from the movie and, despite director Rian Johnson's assurance that no spoilers would come from these toys, that may have been a somewhat empty promise. While we can't say for sure, it looks like one of the newly revealed action figures strongly hints at Obi-Wan Kenobi making an appearance in Star Wars 8 as a Force Ghost.

As pointed out by Business Insider, one of the new Black Series Star Wars figures released today as a Walgreens exclusive is of famed Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, the figure is partially translucent and is most definitely a Force Ghost version of the character. Since this character is being released with the new line of toys »

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Movie News: Obi-Wan Spin-off Movie's Working Title Teased; 'Moonlight' Actor to Star in 'The Equalizer 2'

25 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Obi-Wan Spin-off Movie: Last week we heard that Stephen Daldry was in early talks to direct a Star Wars spin-off movie revolving around Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character previously played by Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness. Now a new report claims that the working title is Joshua Tree, a desert plant that may reference the desert planet Tatooine, where the character was first seen in Star Wars: A New Hope (above). It may also suggest that Tatooine will again serve as an important location for the action. [Omega Underground]   The Equalizer 2: Ashton Sanders (Moonlight, above) will star in The Equalizer 2. It's described as a lead role; Denzel Washington will reprise his character, Robert McCall, who will serve as a father figure to Sanders' character. Melissa Leo...

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Movie News: Where Obi-Wan Spin-off Movie May Be Set

25 August 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Obi-Wan Spin-off Movie: Last week we heard that Stephen Daldry was in early talks to direct a Star Wars spin-off movie revolving around Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character previously played by Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness. Now a new report claims that the working title is Joshua Tree, a desert plant that may reference the desert planet Tatooine, where the character was first seen in Star Wars: A New Hope (above). It may also suggest that Tatooine will again serve as an important location for the...

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Star Wars: what could an Obi-Wan movie entail?

20 August 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Aug 21, 2017

An Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars Story’ is apparently in the works. What might that look like?

When Alec Guinness first portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cinematic landscape was enjoying a more civilised age. A film was a film, and if it went well, you might make another one. But now, it’s all about plotting out sequels and spinoffs years ahead of the fact. And so, it’s come to light that Old Ben might be getting his own ‘Star Wars story’ within Lucasfilm’s sprawling cinematic universe.

Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot and The Hours, is said to be in the early development stages of an Obi-Wan movie. And that’s literally all we know. It’s not clear yet if Ewan McGregor will reprise the role (he has to, right?), or when the movie will be released. Step forward, then, into our wretched hive of speculation and guesswork. »

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Five actors who should play Obi-Wan Kenobi (who aren’t Ewan McGregor)

20 August 2017 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with a satirical take on five actors who could replace Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi…

Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor

Johnny Depp

This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Celebrity Cameos Revealed

18 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars has always been able to attract the great and the good. Even before the saga was a surefire hit, the first film managed to nab respected thespian Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi (despite the actor’s infamous indifference towards the material).

That’s only continued over the decades as well, as more of Hollywood’s finest have become fans of the franchise and are now clambering to appear in it. This came to a head in The Force Awakens, which contained more celebrity cameos than you can shake a lightsaber at, and it’s a trend which looks set to continue into Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, too.

While rumors have continued to circulate in regards to which familiar faces stopped by the set of Episode VIII for a quick cameo, star John Boyega has now come out and confirmed who exactly will be appearing in the film. »

- Matt Joseph

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'Logan Lucky': The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film

18 August 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Head to the movies this weekend to see Logan Lucky, and you'll see more than Steven Soderbergh ending his moviemaking retirement phase and returning to the big screen. (You've been greatly missed, sir.) You'll see more than just Channing Tatum and Adam Driver playing down-on-their-luck Southern brothers who hatch a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You'll even see more than Daniel Craig sporting a bottle-blond crop-cut hairdo and Seth MacFarlane sporting something on his head that looks like a cross between a mullet, a Jheri curl and roadkill. »

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An Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Looks Like It Is Coming Our Way

18 August 2017 12:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lucasfilm are reportedly looking at brining an Obi Wan movie our way in the not too distant future, and they have already reportedly hired a director. Well, we say hired – they are in early talks at the moment, and the man with the task of bringing an origin story revolving around Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has been played by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor, is none other than Billy Elliott, The Hours and The Crown helmer Stephen Daldry.

Image // Lucasfilm Stephen Daldry in talks to direct Obi Wan movie

Daldry is set to be involved at script level on the planned film, which will follow the previous stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the forthcoming Han Solo film, which is in-production for a 2018 release.

The original story for the news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who also state that the studio are also looking »

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And the Focus of the Next Star Wars Spinoff Movie Is . . . Obi-Wan Kenobi!

17 August 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Star Wars is adding another film to the franchise! On Thursday, it was announced that Lucasfilm's next spinoff will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who directed the 2000 drama Billy Elliot, is reportedly in "early talks" to take the reins on the standalone film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. So far, sources say the project has no script and a general story for the film remains under wraps. Maybe it will acknowledge whether or not the character really does have a connection to Rey? In previous films, the character - a legendary Jedi master and mentor to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker - was portrayed by Ewan McGregor (in Star Wars: Episode I, II, III) and by Alec Guinness in the original trilogy. Details are still scarce about casting as well, but it's worth noting that McGregor has made his desire to reprise the character known (he's »

- Quinn Keaney

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Lucasfilm Still Mulling Over Star Wars Spinoffs For Yoda And Boba Fett

17 August 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Buried in The Hollywood Reporter’s scoop concerning Obi-Wan Kenobi (spoilers: the wise old Jedi Master is finally about to get his own spinoff!) was an all-too-brief update regarding those fabled Star Wars anthology movies for Yoda and Boba Fett.

They’re still on the table, essentially, with THR noting that Lucasfilm is still “considering movies centering on Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett, among other characters.” Exactly who (or what) those other characters are, though, is a total mystery at this early stage and frankly, given the embryonic Obi-Wan pic is currently without a script – word is Stephen Daldry has entered negotiations to direct – don’t expect any firm answers to arise anytime soon.

And that’s really been the case for Disney and Lucasfilm’s current Star Wars slate. Perhaps in fear of undermining the likes of The Last Jedi, Episode IX, and Ron Howard’s Han Solo spinoff, »

- Michael Briers

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A Star Wars Spin-Off Centered Around Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Happening

17 August 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Force is strong with this Star Wars spin-off.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, a standalone film focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the works. Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to bring to the project to life, and as of now, THR reports there is no script. If it moves forward, Daldry will reportedly oversee development and writing with Lucasfilm. Both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness have portrayed the beloved Jedi-Master, though details remain scarce as to who would reprise the role and in what time period the space epic would take place. Guinness, who died in 2000 at the age of 86, received an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor »

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Obi-Wan Kenobi film set to join Star Wars universe

17 August 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct

A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film is set to join the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project is at a very early stage but has already attracted the Oscar-nominated film-maker Stephen Daldry, who is in negotiations to direct. If he joins the film, he will develop from script level with Lucasfilm.

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- Guardian staff

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‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In Works With Stephen Daldry In Early Talks To Direct

17 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deadline has confirmed that Disney is in early talks with three-time Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry on a Star Wars standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. No word on casting and at this time there is no deal and no script. In the early millennium prequels from George Lucas, Ewan McGregor played the younger notable Jedi mentor to Luke Skywalker made famous by Alec Guinness’ turn in the original Star Wars trilogy of the 1970s and 1980s. A Ben Kenobi movie has been in the… »

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