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New STAR WARS Rumor! Is This Why We’re Not Getting an Obi-Wan Spinoff?

Thanks to Disney, we’re gonna get at least one new Star Wars movie per year for the foreseeable future. But so far, we only know about 2018’s Han Solo stand-alone film and the remaining two installments of the current Star Wars trilogy. The natural choice to star in the next stand-alone seemed to be fan-favorite Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Prequel trilogy star Ewan McGregor has indicated his willingness to return, and he even briefly lent his voice to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! So why isn’t an Obi-Wan film happening any time soon? Today’s Nerdist News is on the case!

Beware of potential Star Wars spoilers ahead, especially for Star Wars: Episode VIII. You’ve been warned!

During an appearance on Rebel Force Radio, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican relayed a particularly juicy rumor. According to Breznican, the only reason an Obi-Wan solo flick hasn’t come together yet is that there are still plans to use him in the current trilogy. That means there’s a very strong possibility that McGregor will once again be called upon to reprise his role in either Episode VIII or Episode IX. But why?

Join senior editor and part-Wookiee, Dan Casey, as well as science editor and midichlorian truther, Kyle Hill, as they dive into the mystery of Obi-Wan’s new role in the Star Wars franchise, and if it ties into the identity of Rey’s parents. Keep in mind, Rey is much too young to be Obi-Wan’s daughter, but Rey as Kenobi’s granddaughter certainly isn’t out of the question. And we kind of love the idea of Luke Skywalker teaching the last Kenobi the ways of the Force. Of course, that would also mean that Obi-Wan must have had a kid during his exile on Tatooine. If so, he must have had a lover as well, although we think we can rule out the Jawas on that one!

What role do you think Master Obi-Wan will play in the future of the Star Wars films? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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