Star Wars has made a huge resurgence in the last few years, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens leading into the standalone anthology film Rogue One, both massive hits. But aside from The Last Jedi and the troubled Han Solo origin story, we don’t know which stories Lucasfilm will explore.
There are a ton of potential stories that can be adapted for Star Wars anthology films — however, fans desperately want to see the adventures of one beloved Obi-Wan Kenobi. And a new piece of fan art makes us want to see it even more.
Fans Want An Obi-Wan Kenobi Stand-Alone Film
The Star Wars prequels are the most divisive films that Lucasfilm has ever produced, but fans agree that #EwanMcGregor’s portrayal of #ObiWan Kenobi is fantastic. At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan mangled his former padawan, left him for dead, and then absconded with baby Luke to Tatooine.
The ending of Revenge of the Sith did exactly what it was supposed to, and set the board for everything to come in Star Wars: A New Hope. However, fans wanted to follow the journey of Obi-Wan on Tatoonie, and see what he was up to for the years leading up to his confrontation with Darth Vader on the Death Star.
Once the anthology films were announced, fans immediately clamored for an Obi-Wan standalone film that would star Ewan McGregor. There has been no official announcement yet, but it seems likely that we will see an Obi-Wan film soon. One fan couldn’t wait for Lucasfilm to announce an Obi-Wan movie, and created an amazing poster that showcases everyone’s favorite dessert-dwelling Jedi.
Fan Creates Poster For An Obi-Wan Standalone Film
Tom Lathom-Sharp created the wonderful Obi-Wan standalone movie poster above, and it’s a thing of beauty. Lathom-Sharp chose to frame the poster in the style of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, which fits the tone of Obi-Wan's adventures on Tatooine perfectly. The film would simply be called Kenobi, and penned by Hell or Highwater scribe Taylor Sheridan.
The amount of detail Lathom-Sharp put into the piece is impressive, including a plethora of Stormtroopers, Obi-Wan’s ship, and a Cad Bane type bounty Hunter. Apart from the amazing artwork, Lathom-Sharp also added the intriguing tagline: “If you come to Tatooine… Don’t mess with… The most dangerous man on the planet!”.
The poster also compiled a cast, which we must admit, would be extremely impressive. The imaginary film would be directed by Mad Max: Fury Road’s George Miller, and would bring back McGregor as Obi-Wan, Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, and Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen. Besides the returning Star Wars alumni, Get Out’s Allison Williams and Lie to Me’s Tim Roth, have both been added to the faux cast.
Since the beginning of the franchise, Lucasfilm has always encouraged Star Wars fans to use the property and characters as a creative launchpad, which has created a ton of fan content. Tom Lathom-Sharp's poster is a prime example of Star Wars being utilized for creative expression, and continues a tradition that began 40 years ago.
Star Wars fans eagerly await any news regarding more Star Wars films, and with Disney’s D23 and Sand Diego Comic-Con around the corner, we could possibly receive official word regarding an Obi-Wan standalone. Hopefully, we will get a chance to see Tom Lathom-Sharp’s art come to life on the big screen in the next few years.
Star Wars fans rejoice! Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15. 2017.
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