Well, it finally happened. After months of speculation about the possibility, it was reported that Lucasfilm finally has a Star Wars solo movie centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi in development, with rumors suggesting that it could possibly see Ewan McGregor returning to play the character during the gap between the prequels and the original trilogy. This now means Han Solo is about to get some company, as far as Star Wars anthology films are concerned. Plenty of details about the project remain under wraps, but if you're a fan of the expert swordsman and Jedi master, then clearly you have a lot to be excited about.

Having said that, there is an argument to be made that we really do not need a movie solely focused on the life of Obi-Wan, particularly with the franchise already set to go in a new direction when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15. On that note, we have assembled a list of reasons why we think an Obi-Wan movie isn't the right direction for the Star Wars universe right now. Check out our arguments and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Star Wars Needs To Introduce New Characters

Sure, it may have ended with all of them getting blown to smithereens, but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story deserves all of the credit that it can get for bringing new characters into the fold. Even with Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin present, it still managed to level most of its focus on franchise newcomers like Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Not everything can be about characters with connections to the Skywalker or Solo families, and the folks behind the Star Wars saga need continue embracing the new over the old. If the same characters (like Obi-Wan) keep popping up, then Star Wars will inevitably become more of a soap opera and less of a space opera.

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