Before we get into it, Star Wars Anthology is the banner title for a series of upcoming stand-alone Star Wars films, beginning with Rogue One in December 2016. Also announced is a Han Solo Anthology film scheduled for release on 27th May 2018 and a untitled Star Wars Anthology film.
Ewan McGregor's comments
"I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one" said McGregor. "The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a – I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years."
And when asked if he'd talked to Disney about it.
"I’m not sure I’m at liberty to say, really, but I’m very interested in doing that," he told Collider. "That would be great. Maybe there’s even a trilogy!" There's not much chance of him popping up as a Force ghost in Episode VIII, though.
"I’m really not in the picture with the Star Wars trilogy. As far as I know, I would be Alec Guinness by now, so I don’t know how that would work... "To play Obi-Wan Kenobi again would be something I would love to do in one of the spinoff movies. If that were to happen in one of their trilogies, I would be up for that, but I don’t know how that would happen. I’m sure some of the Star Wars fans would come up with an idea of how that could happen."
Steven Spielberg will direct Harrison Ford in the untitled fifth installment in the classic action-adventure franchise, which will open July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday.
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Disney chairman Alan Horn. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.” Franchise veterans Kathleen Marshall — who now is president of Lucasfilms — and Frank Marshall will produce. Disney, which owns Lucasfilms, home of the Indiana Jones franchise, is taking over duties from Paramount, which released the previous four films.
GEORGE A. ROMERO WRITING STORY FOR ANTHOLOGY NOVEL
Author Jonathan Maberry is set to co-edit an anthology novel for publisher Griffin that will be set in the 48 hours surrounding the events of George A. Romero's immortal horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The working title of the book is 'Horror of the Living Dead'. The book is currently expected to consist of seventeen stories, and in addition to Romero, Russo, and Maberry the announced contributors are Brad Thor, Brian Keene, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe Lansdale, Joe McKinney, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal Shusterman & Brandon Shusterman, and Sandra Brown & Ryan Brown.
Griffin has not yet scheduled a release date for the novel, but Maberry says it will most likely be out in early 2017.