With Rogue One about to explode across screens worldwide and amazing reviews and notices coming out of the LA premier, it’s only natural – as is the way of the world today – to look immediately ahead to what’s coming next. That clearly entered the mind of director Gareth Edwards as he discussed the film (with his fan hat firmly on) and what he’d like to see somewhere down the road.
I love all the stuff from the original Star Wars films, and the trilogy, so anything that went in there I would be excited about. There’s loads of rumors online, and actually, weirdly, working in Lucasfilm, you don’t know. People ask you, “Is this happening? Are they going to do this? Are they going to do that?”…and I don’t know. You’re just kept in your own little bubble of your own little film, and then if you do something that’s going to affect another movie or something like the animated series or graphic novels, we’ll talk about it. But I, as a fan looking on the internet, nothing to do with Lucasfilm, I kinda go, “Whoo, Obi-Wan Kenobi film, that’d be cool.”
With Ewan McGregor expressing an interest in returning to the character and rumours of an Obi-Wan involvement in episodes 8 and 9 this thread won’t be going anywhere soon. Could Edwards be involved in the project? We will have to wait and see.