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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. Dukeleto69

    Dukeleto69 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I know I should reserve judgement until I see Solo but at present I am not keen on the idea of either Solo or Kenobi as anthology films. I was hoping for more about characters we have never seen like we got with Rogue One. Something that expands the universe and makes it seem bigger rather than focusing in on a smaller number of key characters.

    Having said that Solo might be awesome and if it makes money (it will) then Kenobi has got to be a safe bet right? If so then absolutely it must be Ewan. I suspect he knows he can drive a pretty hard deal on that salary and profit participation though (could be what is keeping it quiet...they are in talks).
     
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  2. DarthHutt

    DarthHutt Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They're waiting to see how Solo does at the box-office.
    So...the Obi-Wan film will never be made. :p
     
  3. BadAcrobat

    BadAcrobat Jedi Knight star 2

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    Thankfully, not everyone is as negative as you, or thinks like you, so we they will go and see Solo, and it wont be a box office disaster, and we will see many more movies. Anyway, does it really have to make billions? Its still a success if it only recoups what it cost to make. And box office takings have absolutely no bearing on quality. As you seem to think they do. I can think of many wonderful movies that have not done well at the box office.
     
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  4. MadBoomBoom

    MadBoomBoom Jedi Padawan star 1

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    It doesn't really matter as long as the films make profit. The Star Wars films will be made for the next 100 years. Do you really think they care if there are a few bad films?
     
  5. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm watching Absentia, and one of the actors piqued my interest. He has a bit of Kenobi / Alec Guinness look.... someone who could perhaps play a great grand uncle of Obi-Wan in a prequel film, or maybe even the brother of Obi-Wan in the Kenobi film. Kenobi could be plural for Kenobi, just as Jedi is plural for Jedi.
    The actor is Ralph Ineson, and, as it turns out, he played a Senior First Order Officer in The Last Jedi. By the way, Ralph is 48 and Ewan is 46. What better sidekick for Obi-Wan to have than his reunited brother? I know there's no known brother..... but there could be.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408591/?ref_=tt_cl_t8
     
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  6. obi_kenobi_24

    obi_kenobi_24 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm starting to get a little worried that the fate of a Kenobi movie and other anthologies might be tied to Solo's Success/Failure
     
  7. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Good point. The success of Rogue One gave Lucasfilm a lot of confidence in creating stories with totally new characters, which seems to be a key element of the new Rian Johnson trilogy and presumably the series by the Game of Thrones writers. The outlook on future films centered on established characters might hinge upon how Solo performs.
     
  8. obi_kenobi_24

    obi_kenobi_24 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I mean maybe I have no clue....but I never would have guessed two whole new series/trilogies of films would have been officialy announced before a Kenobi movie
     
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  9. Anakin's Daddy

    Anakin's Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I want an Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan film so bad. I really hope it will be the next film released after Episide 9. I'm very intrigued about these other announced films but this is the one I want the most.
     
  10. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    If the Solo movie is a reasonable success expect to see a couple more. There's still five years worth of adventures there and it has the advantage of not being tied to a desolate sand planet watching over a whiny kid.
     
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  11. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think the 2 trilogies are abit different to Obi Wan because no one really knows what these trilogies are gonna be aboue while once you announce Obi Wan then thats it we know what we are getting.

    I wouldn't be shocked to found out one of these so called trilogies may be on the streaming service.
     
  12. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    There is only one trilogy, the other is just "a movie series". And I very much doubt that any of these movies are meant fort the streaming service. You don't throw the money it takes to make a Star Wars movie at a project that is just used for the streaming service. Streaming those kind of movies doesn't get you anywhere near the money as a proper theater-release with streaming following afterwards does.

    They are already on their way to produce multiple tv-shows. Those are probably meant for the streaming service. No need to waste any movie on that.
     
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  13. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Whose to say how much the budget would be though?

    If they wanna boost their streaming service then what better then Star Wars?

    Calling it a "movie series" is abit odd though, it makes whatever it is sound long term and it's usually rare to plan anything ahead beyond 3 movies.
     
  14. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'm also getting the vibe that the pattern of announcing multi-film series to single creative teams is a sign that a Kenobi film is getting far less likely.

    Which is a shame, because with Ewan on board you'd have something that connects the saga in ways that neither R1 nor Solo could.

    Admittedly I'm showing some bias here. I like Obi-Wan as a character; I like Ewan; I liked Rogue One; I think Solo might be pretty good; I'm intrigued by Rian's trilogy; I really really really don't like Game of Thrones. So if I could swap one thing that's not officially announced for something that is, well...
     
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  15. Oissan

    Oissan Force Ghost star 7

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    It's Star Wars, it's a given that it will be expensive. After all, there are tons of special effects, and you can't afford for Star Wars to not look good.

    Yes, that is what the tv-shows are for. They have multiple of those already. It's simply not worth it to produce entire movies for streaming, when you make far more money if you release them in theaters. At this point, there is no reason to assume that these movies aren't meant for theatrical release.

    Nothing odd about calling it a movie series. Pablo Hidalgo specifically mentioned that they didn't announce a trilogy. There are franchises that have directly announced more than three movies in the recent past (Fast & Furious had 3 plus spin-offs, for Avatar they announced four sequels, Fantastic Beasts was announced as a 5-part story right away, not to mention Star Wars itself, with a sequel trilogy and spin-offs). Not that this means that it will be more than three movies, it could just as well be just two movies.
     
  16. Mungo Baobab

    Mungo Baobab Woefully whimsical Whill of New Films star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Let's keep this discussion focused on the potential Obi-Wan movie, please.
     
  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I messaged the Telegraph that, should this not come to pass, they can expect the abrupt cancellation of both my digital and physical subscriptions as a result of my heartbreak and spite.

    BELFAST LOCATION SCOUTING
     
  18. Wrenegade

    Wrenegade Jedi Knight star 3

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    I somewhat doubt that they’d have Lucas do location scouting, but idk.
     
  19. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah lucas likely has nothing to do with the Obi Wan movie

    Well when they do a tv show (At some point) they will probably want alot of effects also.

    Its budget management isn't it?
     
  20. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Speaking as an Irish person, it is not out of the realm of possibility that they are saying "George Lucas" as referencing a company with his name on it or representatives working on behalf of his intellectual properties. The Telegraph is well enough established that they would not be confused as to whether or not a film director rode about in an auto doing all his own location scouting.

    Similarly, headlines would not be dissimilar to "The BBC has taken residency in Antrim"... when the company clearly is not relocating its production studios, offices, administration and staff to a rural coastal town in Northern Ireland they happen to be temporarily using for location on one program.
     
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  22. Strongbow

    Strongbow Force Ghost star 5

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    What does it have to make for you to consider it a success? I'm thinking it makes $400 million domestically. Maybe a bit less. That would be a hit.
     
  23. G-FETT

    G-FETT Force Ghost star 7

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    Can you imagine if Lucas was to be a Producer/Executive Producer on a Dalrdry directed Obi-Wan movie starring Ewan McGregor?

    Even I'd be happy! [face_laugh]
     
  24. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWACky Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow, that's a great call. He's certainly got the Guinness about him. [face_hypnotized]

    I mean, this Ineson fella is new to me, so no idea about his chops, or anything. But if I didn't already love Ewan in the role of Obi as much as I do (and I really, really do)...
    Nah, just kidding. It's Ewan or bust! :obiwan::bluesaber:
     
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  25. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Witch is pretty good. It stars Ineson and Kate Dickie (also TLJ and GoT).
     
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