Obi-Wan Kenobi: 6 things we want to see as Ewan McGregor returns to Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi: 6 things we want to see as Ewan McGregor returns to Star Wars
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Obi-Wan Kenobi: 6 things we want to see as Ewan McGregor returns to Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi: 6 things we want to see as Ewan McGregor returns to Star Wars

Main spoilers observe. This text additionally assumes that you’re up-to-date with all things Star Wars (so eleven movies and three boxsets, however don’t fear concerning the books and pc video games). Else, what are you doing right here, precisely?

Although it was initially meant to be the third Star Wars standalone movie, following  on from the success of 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the field workplace bomb that was 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Obi-Wan Kenobi has now been re-imagined as a six-part TV mini-series for Disney Plus. 

The present comes within the wake of two seasons of The Mandalorian and one in all The E book Of Boba Fett. Set within the bit between Episode III: The Revenge of The Sith, and Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi options – you guessed it – everybody’s favorite bearded Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and everybody’s favorite dangerous man, Darth “dun dun d-dun” Vader. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their roles from the prequels. 

McGregor, who swore off Star Wars after the bruising expertise of the prequels, has been tempted again for this new run, which begins on Disney Plus on Might 27. 

Forward of the present’s debut, and to rejoice the truth that in the present day is Might 4, we thought we’d get pleasure and spherical up six things we want to see from Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus…

 1. One thing higher truly occur…


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Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place 10 years after the occasions of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Child Leia has been hidden on Alderaan, and child Luke on Tatooine with step-uncle Owen and step-aunt Beru Lars. Kenobi has retired on Tatooine to regulate toddler Luke. We all know from Episode IV: A New Hope that Luke grows up safely. Outdated man Kenobi doesn’t sound like he’s been up to a lot. So how do you plot a sequence set inside the a long time when Kenobi sits at dwelling on Tatooine, twiddling his Jedi thumbs? We will see…

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2.  Let’s maintain Darth Vader centered on the job…

Darth Vader reaches out to Luke in The Empire Strikes Back

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The Jedi previously identified as Anakin Skywalker’s profession is on the up. In Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (aka Darth Sidius aka The Emperor) promotes him to Darth Vader. Development of The Dying Star is properly beneath method. Vader’s private life, much less so. His spouse, Padmé dies in childbirth – simply as Anakin’s visions predicted – though he’s unaware she gave beginning to twins. Well being-wise, he’s not doing nice. He’s had his legs and arms chopped off by Kenobi, who leaves him half burnt to loss of life on Coruscant. Let’s simply hope Vader doesn’t let his private emotions get in the best way of his work – the very factor that led him to The Darkish Facet within the first place.

 3. Take the motion off-world from Tatooine…

Initially of the trailer, Kenobi says: “The combat is completed. We misplaced …” Presumably he’s talking concerning the slayings on the Jedi temple in Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith? Vader has constructed his citadel on Mustafar within the Outer Rim. Vader now has two targets: to find Kenobi, and to find Padme’s spirit within the afterlife and produce her again to life. We all know this doesn’t occur, as we are but to meet Mrs Vader. Presumably it’s Vader who has despatched the Sith Inquisitors to Tatooine, to nostril round Mos Eisley and Anchorhead searching for Kenobi. Kenobi’s job appears to primarily contain watching the younger Luke by way of a pair of binoculars, which you’d by no means get away with nowadays. What takes Kenobi off Tatooine stays to be seen…

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4. Let Darth Vader survive with out his helmet on

Darth Vader emerges from his Sith Bacta tank in Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus

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Vader was badly burnt on the finish of Episode III: The Revenge Of The Sith, rendering him little greater than a toasted torso. We now see he’s utilizing a Bacta Tank (as utilized by Boba Fett in The E book Of Boba Fett) to heal. Vader is human, so presumably he nonetheless has to take off helmet to eat (and sleep?). Except he simply pours Intergalactic Cup-A-Soup down his air vent? We study in The Empire Strikes Again that Vader can solely take away his helmet in his particular hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Some assume that Vader *can* breath with out his helmet, if he – you recognize – makes use of The Pressure. Hopefully because of this Vader will probably be in a position to stroll round with out his helmet on. It’ll be a bit bizarre if he’s helmeted up and talking as Christensen and never as the long-lasting James Earl Jones. 

5. Give Ewan McGregor a beard-trimmer 

Obi-Wan Kenobi stares at something off-screen in his Disney Plus TV show

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Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian is cool. He struts across the galaxy, barely eradicating his helmet or talking. A New Hope’s Kenobi is a greying previous man who doesn’t do way more than purchase Luke Skywalker an intergalactic bus ticket after which die in essentially the most garbage method attainable. (“Should you strike me down, I shall grow to be extra highly effective than you possibly can probably think about,” he famously says, however then doesn’t.) Some discovered Episodes I – III’s McGregor’s Guinness-inspired accent – and Richard Stilgoe-esque beard (ask your mother and father) – annoying. The excellent news is that McGregor appears to have no less than trimmed his beard this time round. 

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6. Don’t destroy things with visitor cameos…

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

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Visitor CGI cameos are all the trend in Star Wars of late. We had the younger Princess Leia on the finish of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the younger Luke Skywalker  in The Mandalorian and The E book Of Boba Fett. So, who may CGI cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi? Luke and Leia are 10, so no cube for younger CGI Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher. Han Solo is a bit older, however who’s going to recognise / care a few cameo from Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Alden Ehrenreich? Who else traditional Star Wars does that depart? Say somebody did Yoda? 

Obi-Wan Kenobi begins with a double episode on Disney Plus on Might 27. 

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