Lucasfilm sets next 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, Stephen Daldry tapped to direct

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Daldry (The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot) is in early talks to direct the spin-off film-which means that, like Rogue One, this movie will nearly certainly differ tonally from the franchise's central, Skywalker-focused fare.

The Hollywood trade publications cited unnamed sources as saying that the project was in the early stages of development by Disney and Lucasfilm.

No actor is attached, so it's not known if McGregor will return to the role, but the Scot has expressed an interest before.

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A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film is set to join the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.

If the Obi-Wan film makes it to theatres it will be one of a series of spin-off films that Disney has interspersed with its main Star Wars movies.

The Kenobi film would join a slate of Star Wars properties that also includes this December's official sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and rumored films focused on both Yoda and Boba Fett. It is unclear at this time if Ewan McGregor, who played the role in the prequel trilogy, will reprise the role. The next standalone feature will be the untitled Han Solo movie, which has Ron Howard directing, after replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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McGregor has said he would be open to playing the character again, but without a script, no decisions have been made.

In an effort to continue to expand their ever-growing Star Wars franchise, it appears Lucasfilm has entered early development on a standalone movie centering on what is perhaps one of their most popular and beloved characters, the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Good news for a galaxy far, far away!

Paul Pogba aims for English Premier League title
Crucially, and as has been widely predicted, Matic's presence allowed Pogba more freedom to roam forward in central midfield. I hope this season I won't hit the post so much! I know the occasion will come and I will always create something.

It would be interesting to explore his story during the 20 years between delivering baby Luke to Tatooine and handing young Skywalker his father's light saber. Most recently, he directed episodes of the Netflix drama, "The Crown", which got him a golden ticket to this Emmy season.

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