The force was strong with Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Not only was it a hit with fans both new and old, it turned into a massive hit at the box office raking in over $1 billion worldwide and was the highest grossing film of 2016. This gave Disney a reason to celebrate not only because it showed executives that fans are hungry for Star Wars films not necessarily connected to the timeline episodes but also that they could be just a profitable.
The latest rumor making its way through the outer rim is Rogue One director and super fan Gareth Edwards has been approached to helm a future standalone. Seemingly, the fans outcry has been heard as this third installment could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi adventure with Ewan MacGregor set to return. While the next stand alone is already well known, a Han Solo film slated for May 2018, a Ewan MacGregor (who is reported to be already on board) led Obi-Wan story could be ready for 2020 quite easily. And Edwards already having experienced what it’s like to steer a huge franchise through production, could easily slide back into that role and hit the ground running.
Of course, like all things Star Wars, this information is subject to change and likely will. But I can’t imagine a better choice seeing as how Edwards absolutely hit the ball out of the park with Rogue One and I have to imagine Kathleen Kennedy and Co. would welcome him back with open arms.
So what do you folks think? Would you like to see Gareth Edwards return or should they explore the galaxy for a different director?
Till next time…MTFBWY.