Tonight after four years, Star Wars Rebels will end its run of dramatic small-screen storytelling. A culmination of work by a small band of creative professionals, who endured limited budgets and the confines of a cable channel not readily available to the masses. With money and viewer availability fighting against them, The team behind Star Wars Rebels contributed to the lexicon of Star Wars grandly. Many of the stories enriched the lore, taught our children valuable lessons and showcased the talent of the professional creators at Lucasfilm.
Where “The Clone Wars” was the executed dream of a blank check happy billionaire, Star Wars Rebels is confined to a corporate budgeted sandbox. Even so, this small band of Rebels made story castles that sparkled in the Sun.
The worst kept secret in Hollywood has been revealed today in an exclusive piece by The Hollywood Reporter. Borys Kit, one of the most trusted journalists in the business, delighted fans with an announcement that Lucasfilm is working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi film written and Directed by three times Oscar nominated Stephen Daldry. A Director who fits the picture perfect definition of an Oscar darling. This news isn’t official as of yet and according to reporting from EW’s Anthony Breznican, the talks are still very much in the early stages. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire and for a film about Obi-Wan Kenobi, the smoke has loomed large for years. This story by THR is big news, and it isn’t. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, almost immediately rumors circulated of pitched ideas and even treatments for an Obi-Wan Kenobi film. Why not right? He is one of the pillars of the Star Wars saga that nearly everyone gravitates too. He is our comfy warm blanket of morality. The serene calmness of reason and the dedication to something bigger than ourselves. While many characters had their faults in this war torn galaxy, Obi-Wan has had few. A character worthy of his own film where he plays center stage.
Leave it to Lucasfilm to drop one helluva bomb on us right before the mid-season break with what looks to be one incredible episode of Star Wars Rebels. In the new preview for “Vision and Voices” we see Ezra once again in the haunting presence of Maul. In what looks to be a peek at Maul’s collection of gathered artifacts and keepsakes on Dathomir, (who knew he hoarder right? we see a great mozaic Satine Kryze of and the incredible Darksaber of Mandalore. Enjoy the preview folks.