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Obi-Wan Kenobi – These Are Not The Shows We Are Looking For.

Unless you have been living inside a Sarlacc you probably have noticed a few breaking news articles about Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi. While this is exciting in the STAR WARS movie and Disney+ universe, is it really the show we need to keep fans happy? Don’t get me wrong I am always excited to get STAR WARS content. But with the backlash that Solo and The Last Jedi received is it time to move on and start new storylines?

Obi-Wan Kenobi; Ewan McGregor

The Obi-Wan Kenobi story

Obi-Wan Kenobi has always been a huge part of the STAR WARS storyline. We met this old Jedi Master in STAR WARS: A New Hope in 1977. At that time, we really didn’t know a lot about Kenobi and really didn’t start to learn about his back story until 1999 when STAR WARS: The Phantom Menace was release. Then from there we got more information than we could image about Kenobi. From his training under Qui-Gon, his growth as a Jedi, and his battles with Maul and Darth Vader. Much of his story has already been told throughout the Prequels, The Clone Wars, and even STAR WARS: Rebels. So, really other than his time on Tatooine watching over Luke what more is there to tell?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Its time for new stories

Look I am just as big as a STAR WARS fan as the next person but I really feel it is time for new storylines. Let’s get something groundbreaking like The Knights of the Old Republic which is rumored to be the next trilogy film. I myself would love to see more on the journeys of the characters from STAR WARS: Rebels. We all know the way that series ended they could take those stories in so many different directions. I just feel there is so much more they can give us than stories of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi who has already been developed through all the STAR WARS content that we already have.

Rebels Finale
Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

I would love to hear from you

Yeah, I already know I’m going to be the bad guy for writing this article. But I really do think it is time to open the doors for newer (and new) characters and content. And yes, I know they are starting to do that now with The Mandalorian and the Cassian Andor series on Disney+ and I can not wait for these. Lets just hope all these shows are successful so they can open the doors for more STAR WARS series to come!  

The Mandalorian Panel; disney+; Future of Star Wars
The Mandalorian and Cassian Andor are coming to Disney+

So, are you excited about the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series? Or, are you like me and want to see new content that STAR WARS hasn’t really touched yet? Well, we want to hear from you. You can do that by hitting us up on Twitter @thathashtagshow and myself @starwarsnerd574. Also make sure to stay up to date on all the Star Wars news by following us at ThatHashtagShow.com. I can’t wait to see you all next year at STAR WARS Celebration.

By Greg Evans

Retired and disabled Army veteran that uses pop culture and writing to help deal with PTSD & depression.

Never be afraid to ask for help. #22aday

4 replies on “Obi-Wan Kenobi – These Are Not The Shows We Are Looking For.”

I understand what you are saying, and part of me agrees. But as a fan of Episode 1, and the PT universe in general, I can’t pass on the chance to see Obi-Wan as portrayed played by Ewan McGregor. I’m also hoping his old Master Qui-Gon will make an appearance or 2 or 3!! So, yeah, this is the show some of us are looking for!

I’d like to see a pre-phantom menace tv show.
Clone Wars style. Actually, I’m writing a script for the series, so we’ll see how it goes. I called it Star Wars: Sith Plan, as it will basically follow the Jedi trying to solve the slowly unweilding mystery of Darth Plagueis’ plan to create the clone army and start the clone wars. I’d love to see such a tv show in Canon, but if Disney was to make it they would just make it all about Maul so I’d rather them not touch it at all.

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