Annlyel suggests three icons which could return in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series
Last year we were afforded our first live-action Star Wars series in The Mandalorian and it was fantastic, as expected. This fall we will get the highly-anticipated second season of The Mandalorian but next year hails the arrival of two more Star Wars series; the Cassian and K-2SO series and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Last time we saw Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi he was delivering a baby Luke Skywalker to the Lars family during a gorgeous sunset on Tatooine. Walking off to an unknown chunk of his story, it has always been a delightful mystery wondering what happened next in his journey.
Well, this series will finally give us an idea of what he was doing all those years. The show will, most likely, feature a heavy presence on Tatooine and that means we can be reintroduced to some fan-favorites introduced throughout the franchise. Here are those three things native to the arid sand planet that could get an exciting reintroduction in the series.
Everyone loves Watto, right? Remember? The Toydarian crook who once owned Anakin and Shmi but lost young Skywalker to Qui-Gon Jinn in a bet and was forced to sell Shmi to Lars when he was on hard times. Yeah, that grumpy Toydarian, known mostly for his role in The Phantom Menace, could make an exciting return in the series. Of course, he’d be older and probably much grumpier but hey, it’s Watto. I’d love to see this Toydarian back in the franchise.
2. The Boonta Eve Podrace
Whether you like The Phantom Menace or not, it’s hard to not love the pod racing sequence midway through the film. It is the only sequence like it in the entire franchise and a genius way to make something as simple as an Indy Car Race, Star Wars style, interesting. It would be fun to maybe have the pod race featured once more but maybe this time, from the eye of a spectator. Maybe Obi-Wan attends a pod race while searching for someone, giving us an extra level of drama during an already thrilling sporting event. Come on, Disney. Let’s see this epic race brought back to the forefront.
3. The Hutts
You can’t have a show with an extended time on Tatooine without showcasing one of the saga’s most recognized characters, Jabba the Hutt. The Mandalorian gave us plenty of original and some prequel trilogy nostalgia. I’d love to see Jabba and Kenobi meet. Talk about an awesome scene.
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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her own blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!