Star Wars fans have been waiting a long time to see prequel favourite Ewan McGregor return as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. And it seems that in the next year or two their wish will be granted. The Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi series is a go, though it does seem to have been delayed. Here’s what we’d like to see happen.
While we don’t know too much about the series at this point – the expected release date is sometime in 2022 – we do know a couple of things.
What Do We Know About the Obi-Wan Series?
First, we know that the series will be set eight years after Revenge of the Sith, which means it’ll involve Obi-Wan in exile on Tatooine.
However, rumour has it it will involve flashbacks. Rumour also has it Hayden Christensen will be involved. This seems to fit (of course, he could also be playing a fully-suited Darth Vader as he did in Revenge of the Sith).
Flashbacks in one way or another would make sense – Obi-Wan might not have that much to do just hanging out in a house in the Jutland Wastes of Tatooine!
It also seems that the series will be limited, running only a single season. We have no problem with this if it tells a good story. Honestly, the chances of it telling a good, focused story are increased if the story is shorter. Better this than it dragging on, stuffed with fan service and Obi-Wan adventuring around the galaxy when he should be hiding from the Empire!
What We Want for the Series
Below, we’ll take a look at 9 things we want to be included in the show. While it probably won’t include everything on our wishlist, or yours, it’ll probably include some of them.
1. Luke Skywalker
Alright, this one pretty much goes without saying. Everyone will want to see an 8-year-old Luke Skywalker. It’s probably safe to say we’ll see him at least once given that Obi-Wan lives (according to Wookiepedia) 134 kilometers from the Lars Homestead.
It would be cool to simply see Obi-Wan watching over him from a distance as we saw in Star Wars Rebels. Maybe we’ll see a silhouette of a child playing with his aunt and uncle, twin suns setting in the background, or something along those lines.
This could be the safer choice – fans might not like the way Luke is portrayed if he does show up in the story, as we’ve learned from the reception to the Last Jedi. That being said, it’d be harder to “mess things up” when showing the legendary character as a child rather than a grizzled old hermit.
Knowing Disney, though, we’ll probably see some kind of direct interaction. This could work out fine if done right. When we see 19-year old Luke in A New Hope, he was aware of the “old hermit” Ben Kenobi living somewhere out there. So them interacting in some way would not necessarily break established canon.
Maybe Luke simply sees this robed man standing on a cliff and runs away in fear. Or even talks to him briefly before Uncle Owen (who, as we saw in a New Hope is not a fan of “Old Ben”) pulls him away. We can imaging Own yelling at Obi-Wan, telling him to leave them alone and let Luke grow up in peace.
One thing we hope NOT to see involving Luke is him using the Force in some way. It would just be too silly and too predictable.
2. Character Exploration
The series’ main focus should be on Obi-Wan as a character.
While we don’t want it to be just an in-depth character exploration. We do expect a bit of action here and there – we think it would make sense for Obi-Wan to be reflecting on all the things that have happened to him.
It’s no secret that the poor man’s been through a lot. His Master being killed by the first Sith to appear in 1,000 years. His best friend betraying him. The organisation he dedicated his life to being destroyed by that friend, etc.
Maybe he deserves some romance in his isolation, maybe he could meet someone, father a girl, then the partner goes into hiding to avoid Vader and protect the child, she could be called Rey…No wait that’s been done and they went a different route with it.
The Jedi life is all about meditation and introspection. This is the perfect opportunity to explore that and see how Obi-Wan is feeling in regards to what has happened. Has he lost faith in the Jedi Order? Does he blame himself for what happened?
In our opinion, without getting some insight into how Obi-Wan views the catastrophic events of eight years past, this series would be a waste. We want more internal exploration than external exploration, which brings us to our next point.
3. Don’t Go Off Tatooine Too Much, if At All
We would honestly be fine with Obi-Wan not leaving Tatooine at all. It would make a lot of sense since he’s in hiding from the Empire. We think it’d be a little bit ridiculous if he goes galavanting around the Galaxy wearing some kind of cheap disguise.
However, knowing that the plot needs to be moved along, he may leave the barren world at one point or another. Maybe he’ll fly to Dagobah to consult with Yoda, and discuss their post – Order 66 plan – specifically, it would involve updates on how Luke is doing. This could be interesting to see.
Perhaps he’ll meet up with old love interest Satine, oops no, wait, going down the Rey route again there. Or even get involved in some way against Darth Maul’s criminal syndicate.
Things need to be balanced out, and he should only be able to leave the planet if all ensuing plotholes are satisfyingly explained away.
4. A near miss with Darth Vader
Ok, we know that they cant meet. But most of us would be intrigued to see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader play cat and mouse with each other. Similar to how the latter’s erstwhile apprentice Ahsoka Tano did in the Clone Wars.
An encounter of some kind, whether just through force visions or not, is certainly possible. We know Vader is hunting him so let’s see that play out a bit more than shown in the Rebels series.
Perhaps Vader eventually works out where he is, but his desire not to return to Tatooine to awaken memories of Anakin is the reason they don’t meet until A New Hope.
5. Exploring his “Ben” Identity
In a New Hope, Uncle Owen tells Luke that Obi-Wan Kenobi died around the same time as his father. Therefore, Luke thinks Obi-Wan and Ben are two different people. Obi-Wan’s not a name he’s ever heard before hearing it in Princess Leia’s famous message.
It would be interesting to see if “Ben” has a cover story – does he say he’s a retired moisture farmer or something like that? It would make for some good comic relief moments.
Maybe we’ll learn a bit about how he has hidden so well from the Empire over the past eight-years.
Additionally, how does he survive? Does he go into local towns for supplies, or hunt? All of these things would be cool to explore and add a layer of depth to the show.
6. Why Uncle Owen Doesn’t Like Him
Uncle Owen famously dismisses Obi-Wan as a “crazy old hermit” – in A New Hope. He seems to want to have nothing to do with him.
In this show, we will hopefully learn why this in the case. Did Obi-Wan do something specific to anger Mr. Lars?
There was a clash in the 2005 Star Wars Visionaries comic books. Where Maul and Obi-Wan faced off in front of a young Luke causing Uncle Owen to dismiss Kenobi. But this is no longer canon.
It’s possible Owen was just protecting Luke and/or was angry at the Jedi Order for being a seemingly self-destructive organisation. It wouldn’t be unlikely that he’d view the Jedi Order as this strange, destructive cult. And want to keep Luke as far away from any ex-Jedi as possible.
Either that, or he doesn’t want to lose his extra farmhand.
While there’s no evidence of Liam Neeson reprising his role in the series as of yet. It seems likely we’ll see him (or at least hear his voice, as we did in the Rise of Skywalker).
Qui-Gon’s ability to interact with the land of the living as a Force Ghost was a major plot point at the end of Episode III and not greatly explained. It continued throughout the Clone Wars series, and it is he who taught Obi-Wan how to acquire this ability.
Therefore, we may see Obi-Wan being taught how to become a Force Ghost by an incorporeal Qui-Gon. This could also explain how his body “disappears” when Vader finally kills him in Episode IV.
There’s a lot of room for character exploration here though, too. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan discuss Anakin. Given that Qui-Gon was the one who felt the latter was the “Chosen One” and pushed so hard to train him as a Jedi? We’d imagine there would be some tension after Qui-Gon’s insistence on this point lead to the destruction of the Jedi Order!
It would be interesting to see Qui-Gon attempt to defend his position even after the disastrous events of Revenge of the Sith.
8. Darth Maul
Darth Maul returned to the silver screen for the first time since his 1999 appearance in the Phantom Menace in the 2018’s Solo. People who had only seen the live-action movies must have been pretty confused since he was cut in half by Obi-Wan at the end of Episode I.
However, those who had watched the Clone Wars and Rebels knew he had survived this ill-fated encounter. It would be interesting to see Obi-Wan made aware of Darth Maul prior to their Star Wars Rebels encounter, where he seemed aware of his presence. Obi-Wan would be pretty intrigued that he was able to survive. Perhaps Maul using the Dark Side to survive could be contrasted with Qui-Gon’s Force Ghost ability?
The issue is that Obi-Wan could not interact directly with Darth Maul in this show. Darth Maul doesn’t know of his location until Rebels which is set farther along in the timeline.
Obi-Wan was known for his quirky sense of humour in the prequel movies, less so from the Alec Guinness appearances. From “the negotiations were short” to “Hello there!” It would be nice to get a few quippy lines like this, showing that some part of pre-Order 66 Obi-Wan has survived the tragedy he’s been through. As long as the humour is better than the answerphone gag that ruined The Last Jedi before it had got going.
Additionally, we’d get a few more memes, and that would be nice, wouldn’t it?
This show has a lot of potentials. But there’s also a lot of room for things to go wrong.
We hope the writers balance out common sense with ambition and, most of all, we hope that it gives us a satisfying look into Obi-Wan’s character.
Before we call it a day, there’s one final question we need to be answered in this show: What happened to Jar Jar Binks he’d be a great cameo right?
Just kidding! Though for those interested, the question was answered Chuck Wendig’s 2017 novel Star Wars: Aftermath – Empire’s End. In a sort of meta-commentary on the character’s reception, our favourite Gungan senator became a street performer. Loved by children and hated by adults
Here’s to hoping the Obi-Wan series is as well as the Mandalorian and does justice to the storied character that’s been with us since 1977!
And that’s our list of 9 things we want to see in the Disney Plus Obi-Wan series. What do you think? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.
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10 Years Of Game Of Thrones
Since it first aired on 17 April 2011, Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of many fans from start to finish. But, after the lacklustre and rushed ending of this epic fantasy series in 2019, we find ourselves wondering: has its legacy been completely ruined? After 10 years is it worth looking again at the legacy of Game of Thrones? After all, like the fallen Ned Stark once said: “some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word”.
Have Game of Thrones fan’s been hit too hard by the hurried and unjust ending? Are there storylines and characters within the eight seasons that make up for the less than favourable ending?
After looking back through the seasons, below are what we think are some of the best and most redeeming moments and characters within the series. These could be the reason why fans stay loyal to Game of Thrones and even get excited about future prequels or sequels. We already have next year’s Game of Thrones – House of Dragons series to expect.
WARNING: Only read on if you have watched the entire series as there are spoilers.
Sansa Stark becomes Queen of the North
We ended the series with Winterfell once again being led by a member of the House of Stark. Queen Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who regained The North as an independent Kingdom. This decision from the writers is easily the most satisfying conclusion to come out of the finale. And easily one of the best beginning to end character arcs in all Game of Thrones.
Starting out as quite an unfavourable character and the least liked Stark of the pack, mainly due to her spoiled and brattish behaviour. Sansa ended up being the character we were all rooting for. Especially when it came to regaining the north and standing her ground with Daenerys Targaryen – “What about the North”.
But it wasn’t an easy road for her to get to that point. She had to endure a lot of horrific scenes, storylines, and marriages which shaped her character from a little bird to a Queen. But as Sansa said herself, whilst talking to The Hound/Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann), “Without Little Finger and Ramsey and the rest I would have stayed a little bird all my life”. We’re glad she didn’t stay a little bird and became the Queen the North.
Arya Stark kills the Night King
When it came to the death of the Night King there were only a handful of characters who could do the deed. But, if you were anything like us, we had our money firmly on Jon Snow (Kit Harington). But, it was his kick-ass little sister, Arya Stark (Masie Williams), that ended the long night. With a fatal blow to the Night King’s heart with her Valyrian Steel Dagger.
In this episode, there was hardly any dialogue, especially in the last 30 minutes, which made the whole cinematography of the final scenes so much more poignant. From the camera angles to the incredible score which was accompanied only by sound effects and the odd fighting shout of pain. It left us in suspense and just as we thought all hope was lost, as the Night King approached Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and fans started to believe that Game of Thrones was going to take another huge twist, winter was here to stay. Out came our hero from the dark, the epic shot where Arya was flying through the air will always be one of our all-time favourites.
The night before winter came
Another part of the final series that I think deserves some props, was episode two (mainly the last 30ish minutes). This episode was the calm before the storm. But it was also very well done, from this point, as a viewer we didn’t really know who was going to survive and who was going to die. Something that we were never sure with when watching Game of Thrones.
We managed to get some nice send-off scenes for most of the characters which kept the suspense alive. We saw Sansa and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) meet again, Arya and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) finally ‘get together’ but most notably there was a comical and heart-warming meeting by the fire with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendolin Christie), Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) and Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman).
There were jokes, Brienne got knighted and we even got a song from Podrick. Which was made into a satisfying montage for other characters around Winterfell as well.
Arya Stark and the house of Frey
The demise of the House of Frey was indeed a good and a well-justified one. Positioned over the last episode of season six and the first episode of season seven. Arya Stark used her new newly found face-swapping abilities to first bamboozle Walder Frey (David Bradley) into eating a pie. Food made from his sons and then again to become Frey to poison the rest of the house.
This was the revenge we wanted for the fallen Starks of The Red Wedding and Arya was just the person to serve it! Because the revenge plot was separated between the two seasons it almost confused us fans. When we started to watch season seven and saw that Walder Fray was still alive the quick-minded ones of us straight away realised what was happening. Yet, there was a handful of us who looked just as confused at Frey’s wife/daughter who was standing next to him. That was until Arya took Walder Frey’s face off.
Cersei Lannister blows up the Sept of Baelor
Another example where the series utilises an amazing music score is in the last episode of season 10. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) finally goes all out with her vindictive evilness and blows up the Sept of Baelor. With her daughter in law Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and a host of other people she didn’t like, locked inside.
The whole scene lasts about eight minutes and also includes Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon), having his tendons slit by one of Lord Varys’s (Conleth Hill) little birds, so he couldn’t stop the destruction which was about to happen. There was also the violent demise of Pycelle (Julian Glover), once again by Lord Varys’s little birds. Which was orchestrated by the crafty Qyburn (Anton Lesser).
Whilst this is happening a very smug Cersei watches over the chaos, with a glass of red. But, one thing Cersei didn’t account for was after the acknowledgement of his new bride’s murder, her son, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) walked himself out of the window to his death.
Battle of the B**tards
Most of the battle scenes in Game of Thrones are pretty epic, but The Battle of the B**tards was by far one of the best. Accompanied by a killer soundtrack and great sound effects this battle was both jaw-dropping and breathtaking.
From the moment Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson) was killed by Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon) to the moment Sansa sets Bolton’s dogs on him, there was action scene after action scene that captivated all of us and also gave us the Winterfell redemption story we needed. The death of Ramsey Bolton was also the most satisfying death since that of King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson).
In this section of high intercity scenes, we get to see Little Finger/ Lord Peter Baelish (Aidan Gillen) do something useful for once by bringing the Vale Knights of House Arryn to save Jon Snow from dying… for a second time.
Daenerys Targaryen and the unsullied
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was a fan favourite from her first scene. But the admiration for her character grew and grew throughout the seasons. One of the most defining moments was when she visits Astapor on the search for an army to aid her in reclaiming the throne.
After meeting the hostile and pig-headed Kraznys mo Nakloz (Dan Hildebrand), Master of Astapor, Slaver and Unsullied overseer, who taunts Daenerys, believing she didn’t know how to speak Valyrian, he agrees to sell her all 8,000 Unsullied members for one of her dragons.
As most of their communications were through his servant Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) he believed Daenerys didn’t hear all the things he was saying. Which made the end scene so much more satisfying. Once the exchange is done, she has the Unsullied whip in hand and Krazny is trying to hold on to the dragon on a chain. She speaks to the Unsullied in clear Valyrian and finally tells Krazny who she is – Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen the blood of old Valyrian.
The moment she tells the Unsullied to slay the masters and uttered the word Dracarys, will forever be the day when we truly started to see how badass she really is!
The red wedding
As horrendous as it is to watch it’s clear that the Red Wedding is still a highlight of season three and indeed the series.
Yes, we already knew by now that anything could happen in Game of Thrones. And blood and gore was a regular occurrence. But this scene took things to a new level with a blood bath no one saw coming… Not even King of the North Rob Stark.
This heart-stopping 10 minutes of cushion grabbing TV, not only saw the death of two of the most loved Starks Rob and Catelyn Stark but also the death of Rob’s wife and unborn child. As well as the betrayal of Roose Bolton a supposed friend of the Starks (Michael McElhatton) and the house of Frey.
This scene cemented for us that no one can predict what is going to happen when you play the Game of Thrones. You win or You Die, there is no middle ground.
The two most sassy characters
When it comes to Game of Thrones, I think we can all agree that the one thing they got right, time and time again was the casting. And this never rang truer than with Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) and Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg). They didn’t have the biggest parts within the series, but boy, did they make their presence known. It got to the point where we were just waiting for their scenes to see what would come out of their mouths next.
Who’s the most impressive pre-teen in the whole of Westeros? That’s right Lyanna Mormont. Even at 10 years old I wouldn’t mess with her. Through the whole three seasons she was in, she demanded and captivated the audience. She said it how it was, and she wasn’t scared of a single thing. She came in like a warrior, back chatting Jon Snow and Sansa and acting like a total boss. Finally, she went out like a warrior taking a giant walker down with her.
The original, potty-mouthed grandmother Olenna Tyrell had line after line of roasting stingers. No one was safe from her sharp-tongued antics. But the one person that was firmly on her radar was Cersei Lannister. Especially after Cersei killed her family in the sept. In true Olenna style, even after she had been fatally poisoned, she still had the last word, admitting to Jamie Lannister that it was her that killed his and Cersei’s son, King Joffrey Baratheon.
There you have it, some of our favourites and redeeming scenes from Game of Thrones after 10 years, what do you think? What are your favourite scenes or storylines? Let us know in the comments below.
Check out our seven lost plot threads from Game of Thrones HERE.
Read iMDB information on Game of Thrones HERE.
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