Sir Alec Guinness introduced us to the character, but it was Ewan McGregor who truly brought Obi-Wan Kenobi to life. Star Wars fans across generations have all come to embrace McGregor’s portrayal of the wise Jedi through the prequel series of films. That’s why many were elated to learn that he is officially reprising the role for a new Obi-Wan Kenobi series to air on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.
Sadly, there are no substantive details for the show yet, other than it will begin production next year. Here are some questions we’re hoping the new series will answer.
Questions we want the Obi-Wan Kenobi series to answer
How did Obi-Wan manage to survive without Darth Vader finding him?
The only other detail we know, from D23 Expo 2019, is that the series will take place in the same timeframe as Solo: A Star Wars Story. That puts it around 13-10 years BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin.) That also puts it about 6-9 years or so following Revenge of the Sith.
Remember, Anakin’s last words to his friend and mentor were “I hate you.” That hateful rage fueled the newly-anointed Darth Vader. Eradicating the Jedi, and Kenobi in particular, was his early, driving goal. We’re hoping for details on how the Jedi in exile survived undetected. Inquisitors will factor heavily in the new video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Will we see them in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Series as well?
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