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RUMOUR: Obi-Wan Kenobi movie has a filming date?

December 10th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve suspected for a while now that we will be seeing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the new Star Wars line-up and if the new rumour is true then we may now know when.

The folks over at OmegaUnderground are reporting that a source has informed them that ground is being broke in the movie’s pre-production.

“A production source has revealed the studio is expecting this Kenobi film to begin filming at Pinewood Studios UK (confirmed stage location) sometime in January 2019.”

With the movie going by the filming name ‘Joshua Tree’, it’s looking more and more likely we’ll be seeing it pop up ion May 2020 – the Han Solo anthology started filming last January and will be in cinemas next May, so this would make sense.

There’s no word on Ewan McGregor’s return., although we reckon it’s likely he will given that he has numerous times expressed interest in returning to the role after his performances in Episode II and III (here).

So, what say you? Are we close to an official announcement? You know we’ll keep you all posted.


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….