New 'Star Wars' Spinoff Rumored to Start Filming in 2019

While director Stephen Daldry's involvement was revealed a year ago, there's no word that the project is actually moving forward, and even less indication that McGregor would return to reprise the role. They're shooting stuff for season 8 there right now, but soon enough, when the last scene is in the can, they'll move on, and Titanic Studios will have to welcome new clients.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, George Lucas himself has been scouting Belfast, Ireland to see the locations where they'll shoot the Kenobi movie; as a way to show his approval of the project.

Keep in mind Lucas has nothing to do with the production of the new Star Wars movies, except for his brief visit to the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"We've been told there will be work throughout 2019 because Star Wars is coming to Belfast", an insider told The Belfast Telegraph. "It was only when we were told about Star Wars coming here next year that it dawned on us that was why he was here before Christmas", he added.

Though it was announced that he would be a consultant to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and her team when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, Lucas has remained relatively hands-off when it comes to the four (if you count Solo) Star Wars films produced in the Disney era so far. With that level of success, the House of the Mouse is eager to delve deeper into the mythology of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

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Apparently, the word going around Belfast, Northern Ireland is that the city's Paint Hall film studio will be busy throughout this year and next, because after Game of Thrones finishes filming there, Star Wars is coming to town, and the rumor is the franchise is coming to film the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. It's not clear why the paper is so sure that Obi-Wan will be the source of the planned film.

We just can't stop, won't stop hoping that somewhere down the line, we'll be getting that long-awaited Obi-Wan spinoff film.

As of yet, very little is known about the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi spin-off movie, but it is likely that the events of the flick will fall in between that of the prequels and the original trilogy.

Again, this is an unconfirmed report that we could speculate about all day, but no matter which studio the project lands at, the most intriguing piece is this: George Lucas might actually be taking a more active role in making Star Wars movies again.

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