Will the proposed Obi-Wan Kenobi series be reduced to a two-hour motion picture? – Annlyel explores the possibilities
When it was finally confirmed last year that Ewan McGregor would reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series the Star Wars fandom collectively lost it. Yes, Obi-Wan was coming back into our lives. Now, however, rumors have begun to mill about that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has met some bumps in the road, rumors that McGregor himself has assured are just that, rumors, and there’s nothing to worry about.
Apparently, the series, which was supposed to feature six episodes, had to be revised so that it wouldn’t come off as The Mandalorian 2.0, Obi-Wan edition, as it was originally going to feature Kenobi watching over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. The rumors seemed to hint at the idea that the series would be whittled down to four episodes which could very well evolve into a single movie.
Yeah, that’s right. A movie!
No, we won’t be able to go see it in theaters but the Obi-Wan Kenobi series could become an original film set to debut exclusively on Disney+. So that means no waiting for four weeks to see how the story will transpire. We could get your classic two-hour film that could feature a fascinating array of new characters, good, bad, or neutral that Obi-Wan will have to confront as he faces the aftermath of Order 66.
I am actually loving the idea of the series becoming a single movie for us to enjoy and I hope that’s the direction Lucasfilm takes this story. All in all, I just can’t wait to learn more about the series, such as who will be joining McGregor in the cast. That’s a truly exciting thought.
And, if they do make a movie and it does very well, the possibilities for more Star Wars movies set for Disney+ is endless. Speaking of, think about the Lando/Jannah film The Rise of Skywalker heavily hinted toward at the end conclusion of the movie. That’s a story that can shine on the streaming platform. Or maybe another story that features Finn and his journey after the events of The Rise of Skywalker as he learns more about the Force and eventually becomes a Jedi. Like I said, the possibilities are endless, and it all begins with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
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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!