Ah, General Kenobi.
We’ve been hearing rumors for years now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie will happen under Lucasfilm’s line of “A Star Wars Story” spin-off films. Actor Ewan MacGregor has expressed a desire to return and has a good relationship with Lucasfilm’s Jedi Masters at the Walt Disney Company. The only thing we seem to be waiting on is an official announcement from Lucasfilm themselves.
While most Star Wars fans seem to be onboard with the idea, I do hear naysayers pop up from time to time. I’ve heard a few arguments as to why there shouldn’t be an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, but by far the biggest is that there would be nothing interesting there to explore. “He’s just hiding out on Tatooine during the two decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope” they say. “There’s no dramatic potential there” they say.
I’m going to tell you why this argument is wrong. Continue reading “The Case for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story”