It was lightsabers at dawn for the Obi wan Kenobi finale, as Ewan McGregor was back in his robes and doing what he does best. Giving us another duel between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and his former master, it wasn’t a firefight on Mustafar, but still, it suggests George Lucas’ original trilogy.
Things were tied up nicely with a bow, which leaves us wondering if the grizzled Jedi Master is destined to say ‘hello’ again, or will history be left alone until Sir Alec Guinness’s version takes the stage in the 1977 film. .
Although Star Wars: A New Hope means we all know how things end between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan, that hasn’t stopped Deborah Chow’s six-episode miniseries from helping to bridge the gaps between Lucas’ original trilogy and the divisive prequels.
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Different the Mandalorian or the fact andor has already been confirmed for a two-season arc, Obi wan Kenobi was always released as a limited series. Highlight for was.
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Knowing that Vader’s quest for revenge would lead the Empire away from the fugitive Jedi, Obi-Wan left Leia in the care of Kumail Nanjiani’s Haja and set out to face his former apprentice once more (we know he won’t).
The duo settled on a rocky planet, and after Obi-Wan did his lightsaber stance, there was another battle for the ages. It only took 10 years, but Anakin finally got the high ground and apparently buried Obi-Wan alive.
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With Luke and Leia’s fates carrying him forward, Obi-Wan broke free and cut Vader down to size. mirroring the rebels In the final fight of season two between Darth Vader and Ahsoka, we saw the Chosen’s helmet open and what little remains of Anakin Skywalker showing up.
There was the grim realization that whatever fragment of Anakin remained had been consumed by the Dark Side. Elsewhere, Reva has been haunted by memories of the Order 66 massacre and what Anakin did to her, meaning she was unable to kill a young Luke Skywalker on Tattooine.
If Reva’s outstanding plots picking up “The Path” and joining the other outcasts weren’t enough to warrant a second season, what about Qui-Gon Jinn’s jaw-dropping (but expected) Force ghost appearance? With Liam Neeson’s wise words echoing throughout Obi-Wan Kenobi, many realized that Obi-Wan’s own master would appear before the end credits.
The show ended with a cryptic tease from Qui-Gon saying, “Come on, we’ve got a way to go.” If that doesn’t set up season 2… nothing will.
There will be a second season of Obi wan Kenobi?
Inside Revenge of the SithMaster Yoda told Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon had returned from the “underworld of the Force” and found a way to live beyond death.
This set a precedent for everyone from Yoda to Luke and Obi-Wan to appear as Force ghosts throughout the franchise’s history. Qui-Gon Jinn did not appear in the original trilogy, but jumps to Rise of Skywalkerand Jinn was one of the many Jedi voices who spoke to Rey in her final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine.
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For 44 years between the events of Obi wan Kenobi and Rise of Skywalker, and even for a ghost, it’s a long time for Qui-Gon to sit there and do nothing. The final scene suggests there’s more for Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon to do, but Disney needs to be careful not to start messing with the generally watertight canon of the galaxy far, far away.
Despite fears that it would break the canon, the kenobi finale did a solid job of establishing how Luke Skywalker met “Old Ben” before a New Hope – and even introduced his T-16 Skyhopper toy.
Looking at the cold facts, Obi wan Kenobi more than justifies a second run. The series debut broke Disney+ records as the most-watched of all time, and seeing dollar signs in Kathleen Kennedy’s eyes, it would be foolish to let the unfolding lie.
The franchise’s Emperor himself reiterated this, as Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s certainly something we talk about.” McGregor is also on board with the idea, telling the Radio Times, “I hope it’s not the last time I play him. Hope to do it again. I would like to do it again.
I mean, I had so much fun doing this, I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness. Do not you think?”
Still, Kennedy is a little more realistic and said what most fans are thinking: “We have to really spend our time asking the question: why would we do this? If we were to decide to do anything else with the Obi-Wan character, we would have to really answer the question why.”
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The next few weeks will be interesting, as Star Wars shows have a tendency to quickly lighten up for another season. Boba Fett’s Book is a rare exception, but with this series coming with its own Kessel Run of complaints, a second season seems increasingly unlikely.
Does Obi wan Kenobi need a second season?
Chronologically, the next time Obi-Wan says his iconic catchphrase to someone it will be about 10 years later to a thunderous R2-D2. Still, the final scene of Obi wan Kenobi joked that he won’t just ride out to the Sea of Dunes and live his best hermit life until Luke Skywalker seeks out Old Ben as Leia Organa’s ‘only hope’. if Obi wan Kenobi there’s going to be a second season, you have to get away from Luke and Leia to go somewhere new.
You could also argue that with most of Kenobi’s story told, there’s no need to revisit Tatooine’s twin suns.
Similar to how Din Djarin appeared in Boba Fett’s Book, Kenobi could return in someone else’s world. Despite the hatred hurled at Reva’s actor Moses Ingram, there have been rumors that she could also lead her own live-action series on Disney+.
Another tempting prospect is seeing Christensen back in the suit. The star was candid about the love he received from returning to the role after the prequels soiled him and how he would love to return to a standalone Vader. As far as fans are concerned, Obi-Wan could spend the next decade on the run from the Empire in the Sea of Dunes.
Obi-Wan walking around Tatooine hardly sounds like an exciting premise, but in a separate interview with the Radio Times, Chow said, “I think just seeing him walk the sand sometimes is interesting. So who knows?”
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While it might be fun to imagine him solving Tusken Raider crimes with Qui-Gon à la Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)you have to ask when it becomes overkill.
Things didn’t go well for Solo: A Star Wars Story trying to expand the story of a beloved character. As we cling to the hopes of Obi wan Kenobi season 2 and rumors continue to swirl, it’s not yet official.
Remember the important lesson that ‘only a Sith deals with absolutes’.
Obi wan Kenobi S1 is now streaming on Disney+.