Star Wars” is everywhere right now, with a new movie being released each year since “The Force Awakens” brought the universe back on the big screen. After “Rogue One”, which came out last year, and the Han Solo stand alone movie in development, looks like the next character to get spotlighted will be the legendary Jedi master himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Dalry in talks to direct solo movie

The process is still in its first stages, so there is a long way to go before we have any concrete information about the project, but it is reported that Disney is in talks with Stephen Dalry to direct the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” solo film.

The English director made his feature length debut on “Billy Elliot” (2000), a dark dance drama centered around a boy trying to become a ballet dancer. It was a great movie and received positive reviews upon release. After that, he directed Meryl Streep's “The Hours” (2002), the fantastic “Trash” (2014) and is currently scheduled to direct the film adaptation of “Wicked”.

With the exception of the underwhelming “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011), Dalry has forged an impressive resume and it is not particularly difficult to see why he would be considered for bigger roles. The only slight worry is that none of his projects really offer anything that one would expect in a “Star Wars” film. Do not misunderstand, it is great that Disney is thinking outside the box for this one, enlisting indie directors instead of going for the same four mainstream ones, but the lack of a proper action film in his filmography is a point of worry.

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Just who is this legendary Jedi?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is arguably the most important Jedi in “Star Wars” lore, as he trained both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. He formed part of the Galactic Republic and proved crucial in the Battle of Naboo as he defeated Darth Maul, a powerful Sith Lord.

During the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan was promoted to the Jedi Council and declared a Jedi Master. Unfortunately, Anakin Skywalker ended up not being the greatest of pupils and would prove his downfall later on.

Although we do know the crucial bullet points of the Jedi's life, as he was never a central character in any of the movies, there is still a lot that can be expanded upon. It will be interesting to see what they decide to focus on, but it seems likely that it will be set prior to the events of “Star Wars Episode One”. Another option might be to expand on his period of exile.