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Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone Star Wars film may be on the way

The "crazy old hermit" will reportedly be the centerpiece of his own film. In the past, Ewan McGregor has expressed interest in the role.

Get ready to learn a lot more about the crazy old hermit, Ben Kenobi.
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Did you feel a great disturbance in the Force on Thursday? It may be because an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Disney didn't immediately confirm or deny the report to CNET, but a Han Solo standalone movie is already set for 2018. It's been rumored for a while that Kenobi was the natural next topic for a one-character-focused Star Wars film.

Obi-Wan, or Ben Kenobi, was played by Alec Guinness in 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope," and by Ewan McGregor as a younger man in the prequels. According to the report, it's unknown if McGregor will reprise his role, though earlier this year he told Business Insider he wasn't against it.

"I've been very open to say I'd be happy to do it, if they want to do it," McGregor said back in March.

THR says that Stephen Daldry, Oscar-nominated director of "Billy Elliot" and "The Hours," is in talks to direct.

And here's one last note from THR's report for Star Wars fans to chew over: Lucasfilm is reportedly considering these origin-style films for Yoda and Boba Fett. Interesting rumor, that is.

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