Hey, remember when I posted how Ewan McGregor was totally interested in doing an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film, but that he cautioned the Star Wars producers might be too booked up with other projects through 2020?
Now the site Omega Underground credits two different sources with the information that Lucasfilm wants Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to write them a Star Wars spinoff…and that it quite possibly could be the Obi-Wan project.
The site presents the caveat that it could be that Esmail is wanted by Lucasfilm to direct a film as opposed to, or in addition to, writing it.
It’s a lot of speculation, to be sure. The idea that Esmail (who also might be doing a TV miniseries based on the classic movie Metropolis) would be tapped by Lucasfilm to work on a Star Wars thing doesn’t surprise me…he’s done a Star Wars/Mr. Robot comparison in the past. Is it for an Obi-Wan movie, tho?
Maybe all the recent exposure McGregor has received for T2 Trainspotting and Fargo Season 3 is kinda pushing things along faster???