Back in September, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company would reign in the production of Lucasfilm's Star Wars spinoffs after the poor performance of the Han Solo standalone movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, it looks like the company might not be slowing down its Star Wars spinoff production after all because a new report claims the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is scheduled for filming in Ireland.
Boris Johnson just recently gave a speech at a conference at Dup this weekend (via Express), and in between bouts of criticizing the Brexit Deal, the former Foreign Secretary also let slip that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was planning to film the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spinoff movie somewhere in Northern Ireland.
"Which was the biggest grossing movie last year? Star Wars and where does George Lucas propose to make a follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland," the politician gave away in a moment of pride.
While this claim has yet to be verified, if Johnson's allegations are proven true, then fans can now expect the arrival of the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.
Ever since Disney made the announcement that it would "slow down" the production of Lucasfilm's Star Wars spinoffs, the general assumption was that the studio would cancel or delay the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff. However, it seems like Lucasfilm may be planning to continue the production of the project, hopefully, to follow the release of Star Wars: Episode IX in December next year. Let's just cross our fingers and wait and see.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits cinemas December 20, 2019.