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Rumor: Is Lucasfilm eyeing early 2019 production start on Obi-Wan Kenobi film?

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From Omega Underground:

“[…] THR previously reported over the summer that Lucasfilm was eyeing three-time Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader, The Hours, The Crown) to tackle an Obi-Wan Kenobi film which everyone expects would see Ewan McGregor reprise the role.

We then learned the film’s working title would be Joshua Tree, a nod to the production locales of New Hope’s Tatooine scenes.

Omega Underground has an update of sorts as a production source has revealed the studio is expecting this Kenobi film to begin filming at Pinewood Studios UK (confirmed stage location) sometime in January 2019.

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We can’t confirm if Daldry has indeed signed on to direct.

Disney’s Bob Iger had previously suggested the next anthology film could be ready for release in 2020. It’s now looking like Kenobi: A Star Wars Story (assumed title) could be the next film to hit screens after J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX is released on December 20th, 2019. […]”

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