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Kenobi Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) in Kenobi Film

Discussion in 'Beyond the Saga - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Chiznuk , Aug 17, 2017.

  1. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    After doing the survey about gift cards, I read the article, and to be honest I think all we know is that George Lucas was in Ireland, eating in a restaurant. And then lots of projection of what that means.

    It may mean he's having a nice holiday in Ireland.

    But... Filming in Ireland goes against the popular "Seven Samurai on Tatooine" theory. And it could be Episode 9 stuff, or some project that's not Star Wars at all. Or his wife is at a conference.

    Or it's just a holiday.
     
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  2. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Awesome journalism right there.
     
  3. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    And.. George Lucas.
    George isn't scouting locations.
     
  4. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    "Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong." Just about sums up that Report.
     
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  5. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Anyone seeing BP Thursday ?
     
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  6. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    After all my snark, there is the hint that they are filming something Star Wars in Belfast in studios used by GoT.

    Could be one of many things though.
    There's TV to be filmed too.
     
  7. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    George could be scouting locations for the sequel to THX-1138. After 48 years on the surface, THX decides to go back to the city. He says to himself: "It's time for me to get low."
     
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  8. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Padawan star 2

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    The Blade Runner sequel having demonstrated the eminent bankability of big budget followups to dystopian cult films from three or four decades back, this seems the best explanation by far.
     
  9. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Hopefully, we will hear more official news on the Kenobi spinoff soon
     
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  10. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Knight star 3

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    Obi-Wan in Northern Ireland must mean he is tempted by the Bogside
     
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  11. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They will show him at the first Jedi temple stealing all the interesting stuff just to fool Luke decades later[face_laugh]
     
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  12. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    How can you have more official news when there has been no official news?
     
  13. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Indeed. Sleep deprivation causes me to type wish fulfillment. :ben:[face_coffee]:D
     
  14. GunganSlayer

    GunganSlayer Jedi Master star 3

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    While Lucasfilm hasn't officially confirmed, or even announced, anything regarding this project, news of Stephen Daldry being attached to write and direct the film was reported by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the few reputable publications in the industry. While not always, many things reported in either Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, or Deadline usually turn out to be true, in one form or another.
     
  15. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    If it doesn't come to pass, I wouldn't say it's because the story was false, but rather that the film didn't move past a certain stage in development. I completely trust their sources, but it may turn out that while Lucasfilm did meet with Daldry regarding a Kenobi film, they simply decided not to pursue the project any further. It happens all the time, and we do know that the talks last year were extremely early.
     
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  16. Prison_Mike

    Prison_Mike Jedi Youngling

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    I say this project will not happen. What seems to be happening is that Lucasfilm wants to get away from the saga films. This is why we are getting announcements on original trlilogies, and not on anthology movies (ie: A Star Wars Story).
    I think episode 9 will be the last saga film, and the last link to the OT.
    This is just my thought, but they have become very quite on any standalone movies moving forward.
    I could be wrong, but it looks like they are more focused on doing more original content.

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  17. CloneWarsFan01

    CloneWarsFan01 Jedi Knight star 2

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    They're probably waiting until Solo is out so they can get that out of the way and Kenobi can proceed right away.
     
  18. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    IX starts filming in July. The GOT guys will probably want to start production in late 2019 and presumably RJ will not wait for ever so expect his Saga to start around early 2019. With up to three movies in production right up until mid/late 2020 do you actually think they will manage to squeeze the rumoured Kenobi movie in somewhere soon?
     
  19. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    There should be more than enough room. Epsode IX will be the only movie in production once Solo is done. Benioff & Weiss aren't going to start their series until after GoT is over, and with Johnson supposedly making another small movie before returning to Star Wars, none of these movies are going to move to actual production anytime soon. Certainly not in time for a 2020 release. The only way we could get a movie for 2020, would be if something was already in pre-production right now. This leaves three possibilities, 1) there is another unannounced project currently in development, 2) Johnson does work on his new trilogy right away and production will start soon, or 3) Indiana Jones will be the sole Lucasfilm movie for 2020 and there will be a break for Star Wars
     
  20. CloneWarsFan01

    CloneWarsFan01 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Well, since Disney said a Star Wars Story is being written for a 2020 release and when you take into account that Omega Underground is saying Obi-Wan starts production in early 2019 along with Stephen Daldry directing AND CO-WRITING the script, it makes sense. I still think Disney can allow two LFL theatrical releases as long as it's not back to back Star Wars. Remember, Indiana Jones IV and The Clone Wars movie were BOTH released in 2008.
     
  21. CloneWarsFan01

    CloneWarsFan01 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Well, since Disney said a Star Wars Story is being written for a 2020 release and when you take into account that Omega Underground is saying Obi-Wan starts production in early 2019 along with THR saying Stephen Daldry is directing AND CO-WRITING the script, it makes sense. I still think Disney can allow two LFL theatrical releases as long as it's not back to back Star Wars. Remember, Indiana Jones IV and The Clone Wars movie were BOTH released in 2008.
     
  22. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    Disney don't make that many official announcements regarding future projects so it's unusual that I was not aware of this. If you can help us out with a link that would be appreciated. As for 'Omega Underground', never heard of them, I'll take that as another unsubstantiated rumour.
     
  23. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I would love to discover that Kenobi has been an experiment in secrecy.
    That it's been in production for the past 2 years. Ewan's beard has already served it's purpose.

    And they're going to release it Cloverfield Paradox style in December.

    (It's not.)
     
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  24. CloneWarsFan01

    CloneWarsFan01 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Bob Iger said this at the Rogue One premiere that a Star Wars Story film was set for 2020.
     
  25. CloneWarsFan01

    CloneWarsFan01 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Bob Iger said this at the Rogue One premiere that a Star Wars Story film was set for 2020.