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Is Mr Robot’s creator on board to write an Obi-Wan movie?

April 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

If there’s one Star Wars spin-off that gets loads of chatter despite having no official word it’s the Obi-Wan movie.

Heck, even Kathleen Kennedy wouldn’t deny it might happen (here) – but now a new rumour has emerged saying that not only is it moving ahead, but a writer is already attached.

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is reportedly in talks with Lucasfilm to bring Obi-Wan Kenobi back to the big screen (hopefully in the form of Ewan McGregor): “As far as we know, this might only be a writing gig for Sam Esmail but he’s directed fifteen episodes of Mr. Robot between seasons one and two, along with a couple of films like the indie Comet.

“Sam’s representation at CAA apparently includes power agent Bryan Lourd. The ex-boyfriend of Carrie Fisher and father to their actress daughter Billie Lourd (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi).”

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy said at Star Wars Celebration last week that we could have an announced third Anthology movie as early as this summer, so in fairness it could line up, time wise.

As of this time there’s no official word about what the next anthology will be after Han Solo or who will be involved but we reckon this is as likely as any other rumour…

What do you guys think?

Source: Omega Underground

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….