Ewan McGregor, aka the only actor worth a shit in the Star Wars prequels, still carries a torch for Obi-Wan Kenobi, the true unifying character of the first six chapters in the space opera.
In an interview with French-language Premiere, McGregor offered that he's still available should Disney and Lucasfilm need someone to portray the crazy old man.
"I hope that they're going to explore different genres under the Star Wars banner," McGregor said. "And one of those could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film. Or two! The Obi-Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and Part 2!"
Lucasdisney so far has plans for another two main-series films, Episodes Eight and Nine, and three "a Star Wars story" spinoffs beginning with Rogue One this winter. Han Solo's backstory is on the schedule, but not Kenobi's. Sad!
A couple months ago, fan-filmmaker Rich Williamson delivered "Kenobi: A Star Wars Story" as a what-if teaser, pieced together from McGregor's role in Last Days in the Desert, in which he portrays Jesus of Nazareth.
Of course it has potential. So does a film about the life of an AT-AT driver. For the moment, Disney seems interested in eye candy, which is why Boba Fett — the clone of a deadbeat dad who got strangled by the galaxy's largest hemorrhoid 33 years ago — gets a film and Old Ben does not.
So far the only dedicated Obi-Wan production is Star Wars: Obi-Wan, a 2002 Xbox exclusive that I desperately wanted to like but ... yeah, was kinda crappy.