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– by Nick Doll

We’ve heard speak of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Story for a long time now. But it appears there is a possible update, if the source is to be believe. And it is a BIG update.

Brian Cameron at FanthaTracks.com is reporting that pre-production has already begun on the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Story. Here is what he heard from his source, so take it with at least a grain of salt:

“The project is sufficiently along that an art department is now in full pre-production mode at Pinewood Studios, England with ancillary work being carried out at Industrial Light & Magic in London. A number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film, with the group growing in numbers every month.

Contracts have also been extended to a number of crew who have worked on various Star Wars films produced at Pinewood under the Disney era, to join the production when their work on Episode IX ends. This will see the Obi-Wan crew grow gradually over the remainder of the year but primarily from October on wards.

Pre-production will continue at Pinewood whilst Episode IX shoots from this summer through the end of the year, at which point production of the Obi-Wan movie has been scheduled to move onto stages in mid January 2019 with the main shoot to begin in April of 2019.”

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It is not outside of the realm of believably. The timing is right, including that an April shoot date would mean a summer or Christmas 2020 release. As of yet, we have not heard of what project follows Episode IX.

Yet, this is secretive even for Lucasfilm to be this far along without an announcement. Maybe they have learned from Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige; it’s better not to announce Avengers 4 than make it a mystery. Lucasfilm may wait until Solo: A Star Wars Story is released to make an announcement — if this is true — I’d wager. As to not steal attention from the film.

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SOURCE: FanthaTracks.com (via Making Star Wars)