Amongst the army of swirling rumours about the future shape of Disney’s Star Wars Universe, few have been more intriguing than the prospect of a spin-off trilogy focussing on the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series, it was said, would take place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It would chronicle the journey of the young Jedi Knight as he picks through the wreckage of a collapsing Republic, eventually choosing his hermetic existence Tatooine. Disney never commented on the truth of these claims, although our slim hopes were encouraged by Ewan Macgregor’s apparent willingness to reprise his role. Today we got another hint about when we might next see Obi Wan, and it could be sooner than we thought.