Obi-Wan Kenobi Anakin Skywalker Connection Drives Obi-Wan Show

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has a giant revelation on his new present.
Screenshot, YouTube/Star Wars

We all know the tip of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, We all know the start of Star Wars: A New Hope, However in between there is a essential, never-before-seen second that is each so apparent and but so neglected, it was ripe to be on the middle of Disney+’s new Star Wars present, Obi-Wan Kenobi,

,[Obi-Wan] believes he killed [Anakin] on the finish of Revenge of the Sith,” present producer and director Deborah Chow confirmed to io9. “I feel that is one thing that is generally a bit of bit neglected, however it is fairly important. So for us, on the present, he would not know [Anakin is alive] but.”

Meaning there is a second the place Obi-Wan finds out that his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker, a person who turned to the Darkish Aspect, a person he thinks he is defeated and saved the galaxy from, a person whose youngsters he’s actively hiding, is just not solely nonetheless alive, he is extra highly effective than ever. Chow defined that that “essential” piece of knowledge is one instance of a metamorphosis she and author Joby Harold have been actually excited to dive into.

Deborah Chow smiling in sunglasses

Deborah Chow on the set of The Mandalorian, She directed all of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Picture, Lucasfilm

“One of many greatest questions Joby and I have been all the time asking is, ‘How did he go from the tip of Revenge of the Sith the place he is this warrior screaming on the banks of Mustafar to form of the calm and the peace of Alec Guinness?” Chow stated. “One thing clearly occurred in that 20 years and largely that is the story we’re attempting to inform.”

Nevertheless, there’s additionally the tip of the story to consider. The truth that, 45 years in the past, audiences noticed Darth Vader acknowledge not having felt Kenobi in a really very long time—as properly as their last twin, the place Vader says, “I have been ready for you, Obi-Wan. We meet once more ultimately. The circle is now full. After I left you I used to be however the learner, now I am the grasp.” We requested Chow how a lot consideration was positioned into ensuring these two iconic moments do not lose their energy or which means now that we all know Vader and Kenobi met someday in between.

“It is one thing we actually did have a look at and clearly, it isn’t one thing you do frivolously,” she stated. “We did not wish to deliver [Darth Vader] again only for the sake of bringing him again. However actually, it got here out of, we’re attempting to do a personality present. It is referred to as Obi-Wan Kenobi, So we actually have been him going, ‘What’s been necessary in his life? The place is he at this level?’ And we’re popping out of Revenge of the Sith, And clearly, every little thing that occurred with Order 66 and Anakin and a lot of that weight is coming into the collection with us that it simply felt pure Anakin/Vader could be a part of this. It is so linked to the place he’s in his life at this second.”

Obi wan sitting in the desert.

Gonna be plenty of contemplation in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Picture, Lucasfilm

In exploring Kenobi’s life at this second, Chow hopes the present provides followers a complete new perspective on certainly one of their favourite characters. “Our hope is admittedly that on the finish of the present, you will really feel such as you actually linked and that you recognize Obi-Wan on a a lot deeper degree and that you have actually gotten extra invested in his character consequently,” she stated. “That is one thing that was actually fascinating after we have been this character, is that we love this character and we really feel like we all know him so properly. However, you recognize, there’s truly not that a lot that we do find out about him.”

We’re about to be taught far more about him when Obi-Wan Kenobi begins on Disney+ subsequent week. We’ll have extra from Deborah Chow quickly too.

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