It was predictable that with the opening of the streaming service from the Disney studio, the Star Wars cinematic universe would expand and fill with new stories about old heroes. And so it became known to journalists that in 2020 Disney plans to shoot a series about Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the most significant characters in the Star Wars franchise.
By the way, Ewan McGregor himself agreed to star in the role of Obi-Wan, who played the role of the Jedi and mentor of Skywalker (future Darth Vader) in parts 1, 2 and 3 of the franchise.
Who is this Obi-Wan Kenobi of yours?
In the first trilogy of the franchise, or rather, in parts 4, 5 and 6, Obi-Wan appears very rarely. Or rather, it is present only in 4 parts, in which it successfully passes “into the world of midi-chlorians”.
He helps Luke and his comrades escape from the Imperial ship, but in the fight with Darth Vader he loses and, it seems, dies. But at the same time, only clothes remain of him, which gives reason to assume that the Jedi "fell apart into midichlorians."
In fact, no one explained to the viewer where the flesh of the Jedi went. After all, midichlorians are just a microscopic form of life that is present in all living things. As such, they are not "protoplasm".
But in the next trilogy, Obi-Wan is one of the key figures. In the first part, he finishes training with Qui-Gon Jinn, after which young Skywalker was assigned to him by the Jedi Council.
How long will the Obi-Wan show be about?
A whole decade passes between the first and second parts (for some reason, the time in the "distant, distant" galaxy, for some reason, is calculated on a par with our earthly one), and it is not known for certain what happened over these ten years with the Jedi Obi-Wan and his student .
They have been here and there, but it is not necessary that in the films their adventures should be similar to those from the animated series. Here you can come up with everything that only the soul of the screenwriter desires.
But we don't think the series will be filmed for this period of time. Maybe we will talk about a two-year gap between the second and third parts.
Although, most likely, the series will be about the still young Obi-Wan, the one who was still a Padawan.
Although we were told that the same Ewan McGregor will play the role of Obi-Wan in the series, it is not entirely clear how he will play the young student. It is possible that he will be rejuvenated using computer graphics. But then a new question arises, will Liam Neeson be invited to play the role of his teacher again?
It is unlikely that a famous actor will condescend to appear in the series, but ...
If we are talking about a 10-year gap between 1 and 2 parts, it turns out that the performer of the role of Skywalker, Hayden Christensen, may appear in the series. And no matter how much fans hated him earlier, everyone will be happy to meet him again.
After all, this is the time when everyone's beloved Anakin Skywalker had not yet switched to the dark side and was, it seems, “for ours”!
In general, why guess on the coffee grounds. Let's wait for news from the sets, which will appear only next year. Deborah Chow was entrusted to work on the project, the one who directed "Mr. Robot" and "American Gods". And the future "Mandalorian", by the way, too, so she has already managed to feel the spirit of the "distant, distant galaxy".
We remind you that the "Mandalorian" will be waiting for us in the near future on the new streaming service from Disney (from November 12)
And in theaters at the end of the year, we will see the end of the 9-episode epic about Skywalkers "Star Wars: Skywalker. Sunrise "(December 19).
So, "Star Wars" will be enough for everyone in the near future. We promise that we will keep our readers informed about all the events about the filming of the series about Obi-Wan Kenobi, but for now, enjoy your mood and, more cool films and TV series!
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