Whereas no Star Wars film has been formally introduced after Episode IX, the current rumor is movie specializing in Obi-Wan Kenobi would be the subsequent Star Wars Story on the agenda, and it seems to be like it might be additional alongside than we thought. Apparently, the phrase going round Belfast, Northern Eire is that the town’s Paint Corridor movie studio will likely be busy all through this yr and subsequent, as a result of after Game of Thrones finishes filming there, Star Wars is coming to city, and the rumor is the franchise is coming to movie the Obi-Wan Kenobi film.
The rumor mill apparently started to swirl on the finish of final yr as a result of George Lucas himself was on the town, and other people have been questioning what the Star Wars creator was as much as. In response to the Belfast Telegraph, he was there to take a look at the studio with the intention to give his seal of approval for the subsequent standalone Star Wars film. An unnamed supply confirmed to the paper that Star Wars was planning to shoot there both later this yr or early subsequent yr, although the supply doesn’t point out the Obi-Wan Kenobi film by identify, simply the franchise. It is not clear why the paper is so certain that Obi-Wan would be the supply of the deliberate movie.
With no Star Wars presently on the schedule for 2020 and past, although a number of tasks have been introduced, it is sensible that Lucasfilm is planning one thing to be filming by 2019, although if the studio is already deciding the place it needs to movie issues, then the challenge would appear to be additional alongside than we thought. If Lucasfilm is that this assured the place and when filming will begin then there should be sufficient of a script accomplished to know that Paint Corridor studios in Dublin will serve its wants. We all know there is a fairly good likelihood Lucasfilm has its lead actor locked down, as Ewan McGregor has been open to returning to the franchise for years.
Nonetheless, that is only a rumor at this level and it’s a considerably odd one. Whereas George Lucas has by no means been removed from the Star Wars universe since promoting Lucasfilm to Disney, his function to this point has been to visit sets throughout filming to inform the director he is doing a very good job and to give an opinion of the completed movie after it premieres. That is the primary we have heard of Lucas being on the vanguard of a manufacturing. Perhaps his go to wasn’t official however he occurred to know what Lucasfilm was planning and needed to take a look at the positioning? Or possibly he was simply on trip in Eire and needed a tour of the native studio.
Regardless of the particulars, the proof does seem like constructing that Lucasfilm has a plan for the post-trilogy franchise which is transferring ahead, even when the studio hasn’t formally introduced something to the remainder of us.