‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Also Wants A ‘Kenboi’ Movie; Would He Direct It?

Dec 5, 2016

Director Gareth Edwards seemingly has attempted to make a new Star Wars movie, yet still having that feeling it could fit right along with the three films set after the events of Rogue One.

During an interview with Fandango, Edwards was asked about the potential of other Star Wars films he’d like to see made or direct, and a Obi-Wan Kenboi standalone film is his answer. Fans have been campaigning for since Rogue One was originally announced, so he wouldn’t be alone in that feeling.

timthumbWhen Fandango sat down for a chat with Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, we asked him what other Star Wars movie he’d most like to see or direct, and in what time period. Not surprisingly, it’s that time period in and around the original trilogy that will forever intrigue him.

“To be honest, Rogue One is the period I love. It’s connecting to the original New Hope. If someone made other films in that era – and I don’t necessarily think this is happening, I have no inside knowledge – but that desire to see Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tattooine, basically, I love. As a kid I remember wanting to grow up there; anything in that “Original Trilogy” era I am just besotted with, and it’s just like going back home to your childhood.”

If you’ve missed things recently, someone over at Entertainment Weekly finally reiterated that Lucasfilm indeed has zero current plans for an Obi-Wan Kenboi standalone film. While actor Ewan McGregor spent most of 2016 fielding questions about a standalone and has voiced repeatedly an excitement/willingness to return to the role.

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As for if Edwards would direct, he doesn’t clarify in that answer, but we know he was recently pulled off Legendary’s Godzilla 2. This gives him an opening in his schedule to possibly make another film set in the Star Wars universe, if he’s up for more. Of course, this all depending on what the January brain-trust meeting comes up with for their game plan of what to make next.

It should be noted that Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has pretty much stated that we likely won’t be seeing the characters from Rogue One again, squashing hopes of a sequel or character spin-offs.

Once upon a time, Zack Snyder pitched his Star Wars movie to Lucasfilm it involved a jedi film inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai inspired jedi film. This could easily fit into that era of Star Wars as surviving jedi are scattered across the galaxy and in hiding, teaming-up for one mission could be worthwhile.

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A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village’s request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

SOURCE: FANDANGO 

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