Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Obi-Wan Kenobi film shooting in 2019

2018-06-18 14:10
Stars and filmmakers of the new Star Wars movie came together for the film's premiere in LA.WITH just days to go until the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans are in a spin after fresh reports of a new Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy emerged.Lucasfilm is reportedly eyeing January 2019 for the start of production for its Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film.The new film, which would follow on from the success of Rogue One, has long been thought to be in the pipeline, with Ewan McGregor presumed to be reprising his role as Obi-Wan ‘Ben’ Kenobi.A report published by Omega Underground claims to have learned that Kenobi: A Star Wars Story will be heading into production.McGregor has previously said he’s open to discussions on the Kenobi film, telling Collider: “I’d very much like to do one too.I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there.MORE: How Star Wars lightsabers could become a reality “I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one.” The next anthology movie, Solo — which focuses on the life of Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo — is out next May.The news comes after the Force took over the Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles, as stars and filmmakers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi came together for the first screening of the eighth instalment of the Lucasfilm franchise.Giant AT-M6 walkers flanked the entrance to the red carpet, as stars such as Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong’o and others arrived and posed for pictures with fans on Saturday night.John Boyega had built suspense about whether he would make the premiere, tweeting earlier on Saturday that bad weather had kept him from flying out of Atlanta.The Last Jedi picks up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, with Rey reaching the planet on which Luke Skywalker had been holed up, away from the war waging between the First Order and The Resistance.Ridley, who plays Rey, teased on the red carpet that her character gets “enough” screen time.“I’m not going to lie, I’m proud of myself,” Ridley said.“It’s nice seeing something that you worked so hard on, that it’s tangible, that you can measure.Because I’m like, ‘I was stronger and that fight’s cool’.’” Carrie Fisher, who unexpectedly died late last year, was ever-present at the premiere, featured prominently in film posters lining the red carpet.The iconic actress, who first portrayed Princess Leia in 1977, was able to finish filming her part as General Leia Organa before her death.“I’d like to dedicate tonight to Carrie,” writer-director Rian Johnson said before the screening began.“Let’s have a blast for Carrie.”Initial reaction to the film was overwhelmingly positive, giving hardcore fans plenty to chew on after an action-packed film that struck many notes.“It’s very complex and very intimate and very emotional,” said producer Ram Bergman.“There’s a lot of movie .It’s one of those movies, you’re going to say, I need to digest it, and I want to go see it again because there’s

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