Obi-Wan Kenobi

Synopsis

More and more standalone films for the Star Wars franchise are in the works, including a potential movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi. The character is best known as the mentor of both Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

Anakin described him as a great mentor who is as wise as Master Yoda and as powerful as Master Windu. Born on the planet Stewjon, Obi-Wan, also known as Ben Kenobi, became the Padawan of Qui-Gon Jinn. Among his many remarkable victories is his battle against the Sith Lord, Darth Maul, during the Battle of Naboo.

He earned the Master title during the Clone Wars and fought alongside Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker before the later turned to the Dark Side. Anakin eventually became Darth Vader, who served Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Obi-Wan and Anakin duelled, with the Jedi Master winning, leaving Anakin for dead.

The death of his Padawan by his own hands caused the Master to live a secluded life while watching over the young Luke. Circumstances led him to hesitantly train Luke, who Obi-Wan believed to be strong in the ways of the Force. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi was first portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars trilogy, and was later played by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy. No announcement has been made about the actor playing the character in the standalone film but McGregor has expressed interest in reprising the role.

As of this writing, the film is in the early stages of planning and no script has been made yet. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is reportedly in talks to helm the project.