That Star Wars audition tape is NOT the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie confirmation you're looking for
We don’t really need another Star Wars movie at the moment, but we sure as hell want one. Especially if it’s all about everyone’s favourite Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
(Mind you, a solo Leia movie starring Billie Lourd wouldn’t go amiss. You hear us, Disney?)
Well, rumours of an Obi-Wan film have been swirling for a while now – and fans were quick to jump on this new clip as confirmation that it was happening.
An online audition video for the role of a live-action Grand Admiral Thrawn sees British actor Adam Templar dressed up to the nines in blue make-up while delivering dialogue that explicitly mentions Darth Vader.
The Vader reference ruled it out as an audition for JJ Abrams’ Episode IX but the final line, “It is time to catch a Jedi”, really fired the imagination of Star Wars fans.
Well, one Twitter follower decided to get to the bottom of it all by asking Templar what the clip was for – and it turns out it’s for a “fan film”, not a big blockbuster production.
In more promising spin-off news, it was recently reported that George Lucas has been scouting for potential filming locations in Belfast.
It’s believed that the Star Wars creator, who knows Obi-Wan all too well, has now approved Disney’s plans to film something in Northern Ireland.
As for casting, Ewan McGregor is more than happy to reprise his role as the iconic Jedi Master, himself admitting that “there’s [been] a lot of talk” about an Obi-Wan spin-off.
“I’d be happy to play him again,” he said earlier this year, before adding a caveat: “I don’t know any more about it than you do.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story is out now. Book tickets here.
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