RUMOR - Plot Synopsis For Obi-Wan Spinoff Film

OG The role was originally portrayed by Alec Guinness. Seen here in the 1977 film

OG The role was originally portrayed by Alec Guinness. Seen here in the 1977 film

TMZ says it has obtained a newly-released production announcement from Disney, stating that the film will be titled Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story.

The events of the upcoming anthology film - which will follow non-trilogy movies "Rogue One" and the upcoming "Solo" project - will take place immediately before the events of the original 1977 "Star Wars" story. which launched the sci-fi series. There is some hope for those eyeing McGregor's return though, as the actor has previously said he is open to reprising the roleand has been vocal in his feeling that Obi-Wan's story deserves a bridge betweenRevenge of the SithandA New Hope. He is on Tatooine as a hermit and watches over the infant Luke Skywalker, who is living with his uncle Owen.

However, without official confirmation from Lucasfilm and the Star Wars powers to be, these Obi-Wan Kenobi talks may be just jibberish.

Listed in the bulletin is Stephen Daldry (The Hours), attached as director.

The one crucial piece of the puzzle that has yet to be confirmed is if Ewan McGregor will return to play Kenobi.

It's worth mentioning that this synopsis is incredibly similar to that of John Jackson Miller's 2013 novel, Kenobi.

Before we go any further, we need to know if we can trust these reports from TMZ.

More specifically, TMZ's shared what the plot could be about as well. "Scene." This is starting to look good folks but as always, take it with a grain of salt. The synopsis for the film mirrors the Marvel comic Star Wars #7 in many ways.

What makes this rumor a little hard to swallow, though, is that publicly, Lucasfilm has declared that it wants to continue focusing on Han, with the next "Star Wars Story" film likely following in "Solo"'s footsteps, and highlighting Han's relationship with Chewie.

Whatever the truth is, we don't expect Lucasfilm/Disney to tip their hand until they're absolutely ready. What in the world are you all waiting for, Lucasfilm? The plot would revolve around Kenobi's conflict with a local tribe of ruthless sand people.

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