Obi-Wan Kenobi series is one of Disney+’s hotly anticipated series in the past six months. The stats say so. The series features one of cinema’s most beloved characters played by Ewan McGregor. It also features the return of the notorious Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker played by Hayden Christensen. The series is alos said to feature a storyline that is set at the time of A New Hope. The series will introduce new characters that will be key to the storyline. Recently, a new teaser trailer for the show was released as a part of the Disney 2022 Annual Shareholders Meeting.
With all of this on the plate, new rumors have also suggested that the Beskar-plated Mercenary could make a return with an impact during the show. Being a show set during the Mandalorian glory period on its own, the Kenobi show could address that. The Mandalorian is without a doubt one of the most significant breakthroughs in Star Wars entertainment over the last few years. The entire franchise may have been put on hold for years when the sequel trilogy disappointed most fans, but happily, Din Djarin and Grogu came to the rescue. The account of their exploits cleared the way for a slew of new TV dramas set in a galaxy far, far away.
The second season of The Mandalorian was the one that really elevated these new stories, as aspects that had previously only been seen in animated form made their way into live-action for the first time. Ahsoka, the fan-favorite hero who was once Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan, was one of them.
Even Luke Skywalker made an unexpected appearance in the most recent finale. When the time came for Book of Boba Fett, the show managed to squeeze in an episode with Mando, Ahsoka, Grogu, Luke Skywalker, Cad Bane, and Cobb Vanth, all in the same hour. With all of these components from multiple projects colliding throughout these new Disney+ efforts, can fans expect to see the return of these characters in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy discussed the possibility of crossovers in Obi-Wan Kenobi with characters from The Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. All of the characters and events from the previous Disney+ series fit into the Mandalorian timeline, according to Kennedy, while Obi-Wan Kenobi’s director, Deborah Chow, noted that the new show’s strongest connective tissue is to the prequels. Despite their answers, neither would totally exclude out characters from The Mandalorian or any other program, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Given what has been touched on across series and films up to this point, there’s a good chance you’ll see some familiar faces. Ahsoka, played by Rosario Dawson, is the most likely candidate. Lucasfilm may as well make it a tradition now that she’s appeared in both; Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. After all, these personalities have yet to interact in real life, and many fans would love to see it. The show is also expected to include flashbacks to the Clone Wars, so there are plenty of opportunities to bring in the former Jedi. Temuera Morrison might reappear as Commander Cody or Captain Rex, but Boba Fett is unlikely to appear in any capacity.
Cad Bane, was recently reintroduced, is another candidate. While Obi-Wan Kenobi may have perished in The Book of Boba Fett; he is from a much earlier time in the timeline. There’s also history between the two from The Clone Wars, so there’s much to work with. Those Inquisitors, on the other hand, may be doing the majority of the Jedi killing this time. At the end of the day, though; it appears like the majority of the endgame focus will be primarily on Hayden Christensen. The show’s basis was built on the bond between the former master and apprentice; and it will lead to a confrontation that fans have been longing to see for a long time.
Din Djarin’s current plot revolves around his relationship with Grogu; as well as his place in Mandalorian history as the current owner of the darksaber. If the darksaber is gained in battle, the wielder becomes the Mand’alor, the Mandalorian king. This puts Mando in direct conflict with Bo-Katan Kryze, the darksaber-wielding ruler of Mandalore. She wants the weapon and her kingdom back after losing both the blade and the planet. The Armorer tells Mando in The Book of Boba Fett that by claiming the throne; despite the fact that the darksaber was gifted to her and not won in combat; Bo-Katan cursed the planet, and Mandalore was destroyed by the Empire while she was on it.
The Children Of The Watch, Mando’s cult, only survived because they were isolated on Mandalore’s Concordia moon. Mand’alor Tarre Vizsla, the designer of the darksaber, was both Mandalorian and Jedi, according to the Armorer. Unfortunately, the Armorer’s account still has a lot of gaps in it. However, Ewan McGregor has also suggested that the Obi-Wan series will include flashbacks. Since Obi-Wan spends time among Mandalorians during in the Clone Wars, his story provides an opportunity to learn more about Mandalorian history, which has become one of Din’s cornerstones. In a way, Obi-Wan Kenobi has access to multiple key details that might be crucial in season 3 of The Mandalorian.
Because Obi-Wan is a Jedi who fought alongside Mandalorians against Mandalorians in The Mandalorian, the programme may also investigate the relationship between Mandalorians and Jedi, which is another unresolved source of conflict in the film. The Armorer also condemns Bo-Katan’s entire family, calling them a powerful house that lost track of the way.
House Kryze’s violation of the Mandalorian Creed is not revealed in The Mandalorian. So yet, it has only revealed Bo-Katan’s transgressions; although Satine loses track of the path in the same way by rejecting all Mandalorian tradition. Obi-Wan visits Satine and battles alongside her against the Death Watch; his show has the chance to show Mandalore during Satine’s rule, which has only been seen in The Clone Wars so far.
The glaring contrast between Satine’s dictatorship and what The Mandalorian portrays as Mandalorian culture; would heighten the stakes in the fight over what it takes to be a Mandalorian problem; that has dogged the series since its inception and is only getting more complicated. As a result, Obi-Wan Kenobi might potentially set up not only a portion of the narrative for The Mandalorian season 3; but also major themes and emotional tension.