Word around the Internet water cooler today has Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry in early talks for a Star Wars film centering on Obi Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master played by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor. Rumors, hopes, and dreams of an Obi Wan spinoff movie have run rampant on the Internet for years, but now there is a glimmer of actual hope on the horizon. Daldy (Billy Elliot, The Hours) would be a fantastic choice to take on this fan favorite. Check out the known details below.

THR is reporting that Daldy is in early talks to take on the directors role and help develop the as yet unwritten script. Ewan McGregor is certainly a good choice to reprise his role, but at this time it’s not known if he will be asked, but it is known that the actor would return if asked.

Things are happening on the Obi Wan front.

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