Kenobi: A Star Wars Story Rumored to Have Begun Pre-Production

Kenobi: A Star Wars Story Rumored to Have Begun Pre-Production

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Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out in two weeks, but a lot of fans are still curious on when Lucasfilm will announce the Obi-Wan-lead anthology film. Sure there we might not have any official updates yet. However, rumor has it that Kenobi has already begun pre-production and is aiming for a release on December 2020.

As per Fanthatracks:

  The project is sufficiently along that an art department is now in full pre-production mode at Pinewood Studios, England with ancillary work being carried out at Industrial Light & Magic in London.  A number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film, with the group growing in numbers every month.

    Contracts have also been extended to a number of crew who have worked on various Star Wars films produced at Pinewood under the Disney era, to join the production when their work on Episode IX ends.  This will see the Obi-Wan crew grow gradually over the remainder of the year but primarily from October on wards.

    Pre-production will continue at Pinewood whilst Episode IX shoots from this summer through the end of the year, at which point production of the Obi-Wan movie has been scheduled to move onto stages in mid January 2019 with the main shoot to begin in April of 2019.

    The project is being developed under the corporate name of PLT Productions (UK) Ltd.

    The scheduled release date is December 2020.

Since there hasn’t been an official announcement, it’s best to take this news with a grain of salt for now. The timeline is realistic, however. Lucasfilm’s slate is still pretty much open after the release of Star Wars Episode IX.

That’s not all. Besides this Obi-Wan movie, Lucasfilm has more projects in line. The studio also announced Rian Johnson’s (The Last Jedi) own trilogy separate from the Skywalker saga. Not to mention, there’s also a series of films coming from Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. With all those films in mind, I wonder how much space Lucasfilm has left for spin-offs.

How about a Rogue Squadron movie with Wedge Antilles?

Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres May 25.


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