Fans reflect on upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series

After years of animated Star Wars television shows, fans are finally seeing live-action series, like “The Mandalorian.” A new live-action series is currently in development with fan-favorite character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by returning actor, Ewan McGregor, in the lead role.

With the new Star Wars series beginning production in April, the plot is still a mystery to the public.
However, Star Wars fans are revealing their thoughts and predictions about the series before it is released in 2022.
“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” was officially announced by Disney in the summer of 2019 at the D23 Expo. The show will be directed by Canadian filmmaker Deborah Chow, who helmed multiple episodes of “The Mandalorian.”
The series will feature the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series will air on Disney+ some time in early to mid-2022.
The series will follow the story of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi after he is forced into exile on the desert planet of Tatooine. The Jedi is hiding out on this planet after saving Luke and Leia Skywalker from the grasp of the Galactic Empire.
Tik Tok influencer @iamdunny believes that this series will be the biggest Star Wars project since the sequel movies “Star Wars Episodes 7-9.”
“I think it will bring a lot of fans together, young and old,” @iamdunny said.
The series takes place 10 years after “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan suffered his greatest defeat, the corruption and downfall of his best friend and Jedi Apprentice, Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin experiences nightmares of his pregnant wife, Padme Amidala, dying and turns to the dark side for answers.
In “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”, Chancellor Palpatine gave the order to “Execute Order 66.” Order 66 was a military command after the Clone Wars to execute all remaining Jedi. Anakin, turned Sith lord, led the attack.
Most Jedi were killed, but the ones who lived were forced into hiding.
Obi-Wan survived and followed Padme to the lava planet of Mustafar to confront Anakin about his betrayal. The Jedi master and Sith lord have the longest and most emotional duel in Star Wars. Obi-Wan emerges victorious, yet with the feeling of failure, leaving Anakin injured and hopeless.
“Star Wars Stuff Podcast” co-host Brooke Seymour feels the emotion behind the duel and understands why Obi-Wan feels as though he failed.
“I think Obi-Wan will definitely blame himself for what happened to Anakin and I hope we see him self-reflect on the tragic events.” Seymour said.
Padme gives birth to Luke and Leia Skywalker, and later passes away, leaving the two children in the hands of Obi-Wan. Leia is taken in by Bail Organa and his wife Breha, and Obi-Wan takes Luke to his aunt, Uncle Owen and Beru Lars on Tatooine.
Anakin, now Darth Vader, is thought to be dead by Obi-Wan, but gets saved by Chancellor Palpatine and given bionic legs and arms; he then rises as the most powerful sith lord in the galaxy.
Before the Jedi part ways, Jedi Master Yoda tells Obi-Wan to continue his training. He has figured out a way to commune with deceased Jedi. Yoda will teach him this ancient secret once on Tatooine. Obi-Wan goes into hiding so he can protect and watch over Luke after he was given to Anakin’s half-brother, a local farmer on Tatooine..
“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi ” will display parts of the 19-year gap in Obi-Wan’s storyline everything in between “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: A New Hope”.
Disney confirmed that the series will begin production some time in April, but has not specified exactly when. Based on leaked set-footage, it looks like everything is almost done and close, if not ready, to ready to begin filming.
The series will have an ensemble cast, with Golden Globe winner Mcgregor, Christensen, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Owen and Beru Lars, respectively.
There are also unidentified and possibly new characters that will be introduced in the show played by Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessel and Benny Safdie.
Tik Tok influencer Brooke Aliberti believes that the series has an amazing cast, containing old and new characters.
“Obi-Wan has been a top character of mine since the beginning and I can’t wait for Ewan McGregor to reprise his role,” Aliberti said. “This series can’t come soon enough.”
Seymour said she would love to see old, or new footage in the form of flashbacks in the series.
Order 66 must have burned some horrific images into Obi-Wan’s head. Aliberti would not be surprised if he suffers from PTSD and maybe has flashbacks of the duel on Mustafar and Order 66 as a whole. This show has the potential to show how Order 66 affected Obi-Wan and how he handled losing everyone.
“Anakin was his best friend and his brother, having to watch that downfall must have been extremely traumatic, he has to have some form of PTSD from an event like that,” Seymour said.
With Yoda’s final message to Obi-Wan, about contacting force ghosts, there is a very high chance that we will see Liam Neeson, who played Qui-Gon Gin.
Qui-Gon is Obi-Wan’s Jedi master who was killed by Sith Apprentice Darth Maul in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
“Star Wars Stuff Podcast” founder David Lozano strongly believes that the audience will see the return of Qui-Gon as a force ghost.
“I think 1,000% yes, Liam Neeson will be there. We will see him as a force ghost or in flashbacks,” Lozano said. “This is the perfect opportunity to see how Obi-Wan Kenobi learned to become a force ghost as seen in the original trilogy.”
Obi-Wan spends his days watching and protecting Luke Skywalker as he grows into the Jedi that he will one day become. At the start of the show Luke should be somewhere around 10 years old. Owen and Beru Lars, who play Luke’s aunt and uncle, are confirmed characters for the series, so it is very likely that we will see a young Luke Skywalker played by an unknown or yet-to-be cast young actor.
“Star Wars Stuff Podcast” co-host Rae Kruithof, believes there is a very high chance that a young Luke Skywalker will appear at some point in the series.
“Owen and Beru are going to be on camera and you would think that Luke would be too, or at least he would make an appearance in the background,” Kruithof said.
After killing Qui-Gon in combat, Darth Maul was cut clean in half and knocked into a melting pit and declared dead by Kenobi.
Following major injuries and being dumped on the junk planet of Lotho Minor, Darth Maul was abandoned by the Sith, henceforth becoming Maul. He survived for more than a decade by focusing on his hatred for Kenobi and feeding on vermin.
Maul spends his life trying to find Obi-Wan, acting as an active arch-nemesis lurking in the shadows. When Maul finally finds him, he confronts him and they duel. Obi-Wan once again emerges victorious and honorably tells Maul the truth about why he is on Tatooine.
“I think there is a small possibility that we will see Maul in the series,” Lozano said.
In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” the audience can distinguish a very strong connection in the force between Rey and Kylo Ren. There is a high chance that Kenobi and Vader will have a similar connection.
“It would be really cool to pull the idea from the sequel trilogy back into the prequel era,” Kruithof said.
With the introduction of many new characters, it is not unlikely that this series will open up many new storylines that could potentially lead to another Star Wars TV show.
“I think there is going to be endless Star Wars TV shows with Disney+,” Lozano said. “I am not sure if they will stay in this time frame because there is so much of the timeline to explore, but there will definitely be more series.”