Hard as it is to believe, there were times when we went decades without any new Star Wars movies or shows to keep us company, and fans had to rely on rewatching the same movies. Now, as Disney grips tighter on its control on franchise media, it is bringing back scores of loved series onto its Disney+ platform.
One of these is said to be a prequel series based on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the master of Anakin Skywalker. We saw much of Obi-Wan’s past in the Prequel Trilogy, but this series gives the character a chance to truly stand out and also answer any lingering questions fans may have. With that in mind, here are 10 things we want to see in Obi-Wan’s Disney+ show.
10 Ewan McGregor As Obi-Wan
All signs are pointing toward Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan, and there can be no one better either. After all, we saw him portray the character in three films, as Obi-Wan grew more experienced as a Jedi.
Having another actor take up the role may cause fans to feel somewhat separated from the character, and we’ll have to accustom ourselves to the new actor’s take on Obi-Wan; Ewan really is the only man for the job.
9 Flashbacks To The Mustafar Fight
Out of the entire Prequel Trilogy, it was the final fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin that worked truly well. Even though this was a CGI-fest like the other two movies; the music, setting, and performances made it one to remember.
As the hope is that the series will be set after the prequels, Obi-Wan must be shown suffering from feelings of grief at having chopped off Anakin’s limbs and left him to burn to death. To this end, we have to see the Mustafar fight in flashbacks, giving us further context for Obi-Wan’s character.
8 Transition To Older Obi-Wan
Of course, the original actor won’t be coming back to play Obi-Wan into his old age, but that doesn’t mean Ewan himself can’t play the part. The guy isn’t exactly a spring chicken, and being around his 50s means that Ewan can easily look like an older Obi-Wan with a little make-up. The funny thing is, Obi-Wan is meant to be 58 during Episode IV, so technically Ewan is around the correct age already.
As to why we want to see an older Obi-Wan, that mainly comes down to a desire to see the series take the character all the way from Episode III to the beginning of Episode IV. This gives us around two decades of stories to explore.
7 Obi-Wan Keeping Tabs On Young Luke
This would be difficult to pull off, considering Mark Hamill is in his '60s now and looks nothing like what he did back in the 1970s, but computerized trickery could enable Luke Skywalker to appear in this series.
It’s not like he can be directly involved either, as we saw Luke meet Obi-Wan in full during Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which means all Luke can have in the show is a few minor appearances. Since every Star Wars fan will lose it regardless of how small of a role Luke has, showing Obi-Wan protect Skywalker from afar would be a worthy addition.
6 Obi-Wan's Youth
Where Star Wars is concerned, there’s no character whose entire backstory hasn’t been discussed in some sort of material, and you can find Obi-Wan’s childhood stories in novels based on Star Wars.
However, since most of us haven’t read these books or studied extensive Star Wars trivia, we want to see Obi-Wan in his childhood days onscreen. He was a young-adult in Episode I, but we’d like to see him even younger as a child and see how he coped during this time. Ideally, there should be some sort of connection from his childhood that comes back to cause the TV series story to progress further.
5 A New Lightsaber
Lightsaber colors are either generic or unique to a character. Samuel L. Jackson got a very distinct color for himself just because he was Samuel L. Jackson, rather than it being a character thing; we’d like something similar for Obi-Wan’s show.
The series could introduce a new group of characters with different colored lightsabers, which may help reinvigorate interest in the weapons, as lightsabers have become rather predictable. Perhaps we could even see Obi-Wan try out some new lightsabers for himself.
4 An Epic Force Fight
Wielding lightsabers is one thing, but Star Wars’ most pivotal creation has always been the Force. It is the thing that is most spoken about by fans or even those who aren’t very familiar with the series, and the Force has so many capabilities that not many really understand it.
As a Jedi, there has to be at least a couple of awesome episodes where Obi-Wan shows off some rad Force powers. Dedicated as much time as possible to explore its potential, as these scenes should bring additional insight into how the Force works.
3 References To Future Movies
During Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, you can actually hear Obi-Wan’s voice when Rey touches Luke’s lightsaber. Here, Ewan McGregor’s voice was used from the prequels, a great reminder of his performance as the character.
It would nice to see the scenario flipped and for the past Obi-Wan to have some sort of connection with the future. We’re not saying we want him to time travel, but a vision of some sort of the struggles of future generations would be a nice easter egg.
2 No Cheesy Lines
Quite a lot of the comedy from the prequels was derived from cheesy scenes that made Obi-Wan look like a guy making lame dad jokes; the scenes that were really funny, though, were those that weren’t intended to be cheesy.
Stuff like Anakin not liking sand, or Obi-Wan corpsing while revealing he saw younglings be killed took most of the impact out of the movies’ hard-hitting moments, and there should not be any of this in the TV show. If the series wants to be funny in places, then these should be intended as funny spots and not be at the expense of the dialogue.
1 Darth Vader
While Obi-Wan was in exile, Darth Vader was busy becoming a “Master of Evil.” Evidently, the two hadn’t met since that dreaded day on Mustafar, and Darth Vader commented that Obi-Wan’s powers were weak compared to him almost twenty years later.
Although Darth Vader has committed a lot of terrible acts and was not in constant contact with Obi-Wan, we cannot pass the opportunity to see the legendary character at his tyrannical peak. His appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story serves as the perfect example of utilizing Darth Vader for an extended cameo.