Ewan McGregor Calls for Second Season of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ewan McGregor returned as Obi-Wan Kenobi last year, and audiences welcomed him with open arms. The actor made a surprise appearance at Celebration 2023, a space dedicated to Star Wars, a convention that also serves as a party for the great legacy of George Lucas. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, the 52-year-old star believes that a second season of the series is ideal, and does not lose hope that it will reach Disney Plus in the future.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Character Overview
Obi-Wan is an iconic character in the Star Wars franchise. He was born on the planet Stewjon and trained as a Jedi from a very young age. He was the apprentice of Qui-Gon Jinn and, after the death of his teacher, he took on Anakin Skywalker as his own student. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (55%), Obi-Wan is a Padawan and helps Qui-Gon protect Queen Amidala of Naboo. During their mission, they discover Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy with a great capacity for the Force. After Qui-Gon’s death, Obi-Wan vows to train Anakin.
In Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (66%), Obi-Wan is now a Jedi Knight and has been training Anakin for several years. In the film, Obi-Wan investigates a plot to create a clone army and discovers that the leader of the Separatist movement, Count Dooku, has been plotting to overthrow the Republic. In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (79%), Obi-Wan has become a military leader and is sent to fight Count Dooku. During the battle, Anakin kills Dooku despite Obi-Wan’s insistence that he be captured alive. At the end of the film, Obi-Wan and Anakin have an epic battle on Mustafar, an event that forever marks the Jedi master and whose trauma drags him to his exile on Tatooine.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: A Synopsis
Now, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series (95%) is located ten years after the events observed in Revenge of the Sith. The mature Jedi is forced to start a rescue mission involving a little Princess Leia. From one day to the next, Kenobi must face old feelings and terrors, to face the one he had long considered his brother and admit that he had lost him forever. Some fans agree that a second season is still needed to explain Obi-Wan’s resolutions toward Darth Vader as perceived in A New Hope; Ewan McGregor has faith that in the future we will see the character again.
The Fate of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Second Season
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, also does not rule out the idea of a new season for the Jedi master. Although the first season had mixed reviews, it’s clear that Kenobi’s adventure could continue with a few more trips: It’s not in active development. But I never say never because there is always the possibility. That program was very well received and [la directora] Deborah Chow did a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another one. Everyone is involved with what we’re doing right now, as you can see from what we’re showing everyone. [en la celebración]. We will focus our attention on that again, perhaps later. Right now, the series that is broadcasting is the third season of The Mandalorian (80%), another great success for Lucasfilm in its stage as a producer of live-action series for Star Wars.