Ever since the conclusion of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, fans have been wondering what happened to Obi-Wan during the time gap between episodes III and IV. Revenge of the Sith concludes with Master Yoda going into exile, Bail Organa taking new-born Leia home with him, and Obi-Wan taking new-born Luke to Tatooine to be raised by his aunt and uncle. Episode IV – A New Hope picks up with both sets of twins as young adults, and Obi-Wan still living on Tatooine but under the alias of Ben Kenobi and a reputation as an old hermit.
10 DON’T: A BORING PLOT
At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan drops off young Luke to his aunt and uncle on Tatooine. Because we see Obi-Wan living on Tatooine in A New Hope, we know that he stays there and keeps a watchful eye over Luke just as he said he would. Or does he?
Tatooine is a planet full of nothingness. Over the course of six movies, we’ve seen very few things to do there. There are the Hutts, slaves, moisture farms, and pod races but not much else. With that being said, we want to avoid having a repetitive, borderline boring, plotline. Obi-Wan is a Jedi-in-hiding, this means he needs to stick to the shadows as much as possible and avoid any and all sorts of trouble that might come his way. How much of a story is there to tell when our lead character has to keep as much anonymity as possible?
9 DO: THE RETURN OF QUI-GON JINN
In Revenge of the Sith, Master Yoda stated that Obi-Wan has further training to do with the Force and that Obi-Wan’s old master could help him with that. Obi-Wan replies with a giddy question of his name, “Qui-Gon?”
While there is no confirmation or mention of Liam Neeson returning for his role as Qui-Gon Jinn, fans still hope to see the late master in the series in the form of a Force ghost.
8 DON’T: A HAPPY OBI-WAN
As terrible as it sounds, a happy Obi-Wan is not realistic for this storyline. This man lost the only life he has ever lived, the one he fully expected to continue until he died. He also lost the only Padawan he’s ever trained who also grew to become his friend and brother. Even though there is a time gap between Revenge of the Sith and when Obi-Wan’s series begins, he must carry some form of guilt or sadness in him.
Obi-Wan has seen war, death, and loss. He will do his best to release these negative emotions to the Force because that is the Jedi way, and we know that by A New Hope, he has made his peace with the events. However, the Disney+ show should focus on how he grew to be this way. The character development will have to be strong in this one.
7 DO: A LOVE INTEREST
Speaking of emotional character development, how about Obi-Wan finally getting the happily ever after he deserves? Well, almost happily ever after. There is no mention in the original series about Obi-Wan having a love interest and that could be for many reasons.
However, fans could be interested in seeing Obi-Wan at least have something good happen to him after all the turmoil.
6 DON’T: DISNEYFIED SCENES
It’s the fear everyone has, especially since Disney’s run with the license has proven to be hit or miss. Solo and Rogue One are prime examples of Star Wars‘ unpredictable track record. Solo absolutely tanked at the box office while Rogue One flourished.
Solo had the potential to be amazing but the corniness of L3 and all the Easter eggs from the series (like the Darth Maul connection) felt too forced.
5 DO: YOUNG LUKE SKYWALKER
Obi-Wan is in exile but he is not alone. The sole purpose for him remaining on Tatooine is to watch over Luke. Obi-wan may not be the shining star in little Luke’s life growing up, but the exiled Jedi can certainly keep a watchful eye on him from afar.
This means that the Disney+ series could be including a young Luke in its storylines.
4 DON’T: DIVERGING FROM CANON
It’s a dangerous game to play with the time in between the trilogies. The writers must ensure that things come full circle at the end of the story. For example, Rogue One had characters that could have rolled into the original series, but considering it was made after the originals, there was no choice but to kill them off.
In A New Hope, Obi-Wan tells young Luke that his father wanted him to have his lightsaber, while in Revenge of the Sith, we hear no such thing. In fact, Obi-Wan had no confirmation that Anakin was the father of Padmé’s child until after Anakin turned to the dark side.
3 DO: A DROID SIDEKICK
Star Wars has never failed to give us a trusty droid sidekick. C-3PO and R2-D2 are the fan-favorite droid duo in the original and prequel trilogies, while the sequel trilogy has cute little BB-8. Even the anthology films, Rogue One and Solo, have droids that can be lovable.
Even the latest popular game, Jedi: Fallen Order, has a droid tagging along with the main protagonist. It’s only fitting that the Obi-Wan series has a droid for us to fall in love with as well.
2 DON’T: REPETITIVE STORYLINE
Much like having a boring plot, the fear of having a repetitive storyline coincides here. How much is there to do on Tatooine for someone meant to remain hidden?
Fans don’t want a repeat of what we already have seen on the planet. There are only so many Hutt stand-offs and pod races we can take before things begin to blend into each other.
1 DO: OBI-WAN CONTINUING HIS TRAINING
We left off Revenge of the Sith with a statement from Master Yoda about Obi-Wan furthering his training in the Force. Putting aside the wish for Qui-Gon’s return, Master Yoda himself stated that Obi-Wan has more training to do.
Fans assume this translated to Obi-Wan ‘becoming one with the Force,’ which essentially means becoming immortal and projecting oneself as a Force ghost. Obi-Wan was seen doing this in the original trilogy, and Master Yoda accomplishes the same thing in the sequel trilogy. It’s only fitting that fans get to see how Obi-Wan continues and potentially completes his training.
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