There's still no official announcement of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, although people connected with the project have talked about it. The idea is that it will take place on Tatooine in the time between the prequels and A New Hope. Despite no existing film project (yet), merchandising has begun. Sideshow debuted a new 1/6 scale Obi-Wan figurine at San Diego Comic Con this summer. The Star Wars website has a set of pictures, and an interview with Sideshow's Kevin Ellis. The new figure is based on a previous statue that imagined what Obi-Wan would look like during his exile while he waited for Luke to grow up. That statue was a limited edition, and sold out quickly. Ellis says,
I work with a great team of artists, who have an incredible eye for realism. I’m very proud of the team. With our Mythos line, we have the honor and privilege of telling our own small Star Wars stories in figure form, so we asked the same questions any storyteller would. How long has Obi-Wan been on Tatooine at this point? When was the last time he wore his Clone Wars armor? Where did he get that backpack? What would he carry with him to each new adventure? Answering these questions then informs our design. It’s storytelling on a micro scale, and we’re so proud that Lucasfilm once again gave us the opportunity to delve into their rich universe for inspiration.
For the face, sculptors used images of Alec Guinness in his younger days, and then added details from Ewan McGregor's face. The Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi figure will go on sale September 21. -via io9
(Image credit: Sideshow)