Lucasfilm: Continue production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film

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Hello there! In light of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s performance at the box office, several recent reports indicated that Lucasfilm has decided to halt production on all Star Wars standalone films. Lucasfilm’s alleged response denying these allegations without further guarantees has left fans frustrated and anxious as to the future of the anthology films. Regardless of the veracity of any of these reports, we the fans respectfully demand Lucasfilm continue production of the Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film, which has arguably been the most anticipated standalone film since news about the development of this movie first began to circulate.

We live in an era of Star Wars saturation. In truth, there is no better time to be a fan than the present. However, despite the abundance of Star Wars source material, there is a general sentiment that Disney, and the executives at Lucasfilm, are largely out of touch with the Star Wars fan base. Neither studios are entirely to blame for this given the splintered demands and generally negative reputation that Star Wars fans have acquired in recent years. However, the polarity of the fan base is not a justifiable reason to cancel production on a standalone film that has the potential to be both a critical and commercial success. It is apparent that Disney and Lucasfilm have struggled to balance fan service with what will be commercially profitable. The Last Jedi, although a box office hit, continues to be one of the most critically contested movies. Consequently, in attempting to strike a balance between competing interests, Disney and Lucasfilm are failing at both.

Kenobi promises to be a rare opportunity where the studio executives can give fans what they want and reap a huge profit at the same time. Why? Because Kenobi is not only one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time, but his role in between Episodes III and IV has left more than enough of a gap to fill with an innumerable amount of new creative storylines. It would be foolish to throw such an opportunity away merely because Solo, one movie in an entire series of standalone films, did not meet box office expectations. So don't be so uncivilized and pull the plug on Kenobi. Take the high ground—give the fans what they want and you'll make a pretty penny along the way. You’ll more than make your money back on all the future Kenobi merchandise, anyway.

Oh yeah, and one last thing: please re-cast Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan. That man IS General Kenobi.

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