Boba Fett, Yoda and Han Solo are all rumoured to be getting spin-off movies as part of Disney's milking of the Star Wars universe, so surely it was only a matter of time before we heard word of an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone flick too?
With work on the Boba Fett movie apparently faltering (it ain't easy trying to make the most bad-ass bounty hunter in movie history into a leading man without blunting the character's edge, it seems), Making Star Wars is reporting that fan-power is driving the case for an Obi-Wan movie. An art team is said to be beavering away at Disney HQ with an unnamed writer to try to come up with a working concept for the movie.
Of all the rumoured spin-offs, the Obi-Wan idea actually probably makes the most sense. For starters, you've got Ewan McGregor still knocking around, still up for it, and at an age where he could easily slip into the role where Obi-Wan's story is at its most interesting -- those wilderness desert years between Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV. Despite being dealt a shoddy hand with the worst Star Wars dialogue of all time in the prequels, McGregor is, in my opinion, still a great choice for the role. Given a decent script he could really make that character exciting -- I'd love to see a slightly-aged Ben Kenobi battling it out across the desert to defend a baby Luke, like some sort of interstellar Mad Max. [Making Star Wars]