Finally, after what had to be years of fan speculation and former Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor expressing interest, it looks like it's happening. According to sites such as Variety, IGN and Hollywood Reporter, Stephan Daldry, director of both "Billy Elliot" and "The Crown" on Netflix is in very early talks to direct a Stand alone Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie. If things go to plan, fans just might have a canon way to learn more about this mysterious character.

Ever since this news broke earlier today, fans on twitter are losing their collective minds. The only question is when in the "Star Wars" history could this take place? The main two logical places would be before "Episode I: The Phantom Menace", exploring how he came to be found and brought into the Jedi Temple, and between the two sagas i.e.

Episodes III and IV when he is guarding Luke on Tatooine. While the latter seems more likely, the question then becomes, what would be the driving force behind it? While on Tatooine, Kenobi strove to keep as low a profile as possible, only stepping in when absolutely necessary. As such, there doesn't seem to be much of a story. Or is there?

Kenobi

In the legends novel simply titled "Kenobi" by John Jackson Miller, he explores this exact thing. Surprisingly more goes on in his life on Tatooine than one would think. While mostly keeping to himself and known only to locals as "Ben", former Jedi Master Kenobi also does everything he can protect young Luke Skywalker, as he is the "chosen one" and the galaxy's last hope. "Only when blood is unjustly spilled, innocent lives threatened and a ruthless opponent unmasked" does Ben have any choice to return to his Jedi ways in his never ending battle for justice.

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If directors chose this likely time period to explore in Kenobi's history, this novel would definitely be a great place to start. Even if the exact ideas cannot be used for reasons such as continuity or budget, it is without a doubt an excellent place from which to draw ideas.

Fan reaction

Ever since the news was announced, fans have lost their collective minds. Reactions ranged from

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to Mitch Gosling even going so far as to say, "OBI-WAN KENOBI is officially getting a movie? (-------) pass... Already had three movies for him, I don't need more." While this person seems to be in the minority, overall fans are ecstatic and can't seem to wait for it to come out even though the announcement has just happened. Even though "Rogue One", the first movie in the stand alone series was a complete success, the "Han Solo" movie hit a bit of a snag part way through filming. Only time will tell how the "Obi-Wan" stand alone movie will fair. Until then, here's hoping!