It’s undisputed that right now, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the most anticipated Disney+ Star Wars show. With Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen resuming their roles as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, the interest in the show is at an all-time high. But what if we asked you- What would make the interest in the show skyrocket even further? Obviously, there are a lot of answers to that question and one is Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn appears in the show.
So let us explore it further:
Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor is going to set in the decade of Kenobi’s self-imposed Tatooine exile. With Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, now people are wondering if anyone more could join in. So right now, one possibility is that of Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn joining the cast.
Qui-Gon was Obi-Wan’s Jedi Master, but he was murdered during Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. But, Qui-Gon learned to preserve his mind and consciousness after his death. Later on, in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, he revealed who he was to Jedi Master Yoda. Then he mentored Kenobi in the period when the trilogies were taking place.
With Qui-Gon’s training, Obi-Wan learned how to make himself a Force Ghost as well. Since Qui-Gon is so talented in the various ways of shifting his consciousness, so it only stands to reason that some way or the other, his spirit will indeed show up in the show. Or at least we think that it should.
Actually, our theory isn’t a rumour we are pulling from thin air. There is actual proof that Qui-Gon could indeed make an appearance in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. This proof comes from Kristin Baver’s ‘Skywalker: A Family At War’ book that was published by Lucasfilm themselves. Moreover, this is an officially recognized and published biography, so you can indeed trust it.
The interesting thing is that the book discusses Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Tatooine exile as well. We are going to mention that blurb below:
“Shortly after his arrival on Tatooine, he became known as Old Ben among the children of Mos Eisley and the sprawling surrounding settlements, an eccentric hermit of no import. Kenobi’s beard and hair turned gray, the harsh environment and the stress of all he’d endured aging him rapidly. For years he remained hidden yet cautiously vigilant. He studied the Tusken Raiders and their culture, wishing to understand their brutish nature. And in the stillness he expanded his knowledge of the Force. Before he and Yoda had parted ways, the old Jedi revealed that Obi-Wan’s beloved master Qui-Gon Jinn had returned from the netherworld of the Force, manifesting his conscious mind even after death. It took 10 years, but eventually Obi-Wan was able to commune with his dearest friend, resurrected within the cosmic force.”
Now, we don’t know about you, but this certainly looks like there’s a hefty chance that Qui-Gon will show up. However, we must mention that one thing pops out from the above paragraph. This is the fact that it took Kenobi a whole decade to communicate fully with his master. Now, since the show is set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith so it’s possible that one of the arcs will be about Obi-Wan finally succeeding in talking to his master.
This way, it’s also possible that he will learn how to be a Force Ghost as well. If this indeed does happen then it will be a nice reminder of a subplot we saw in the Rise of The Skywalker. In that movie, Leia told Rey to talk to the Jedi spirits coming before her.
Also, just like Obi-Wan, Rey too struggled at first to get Jedi guidance from the netherworld. But she succeeded in her biggest moment of crisis- during the battle with Palpatine on Exegol. Now, this makes us wonder- what crisis will it take for Obi_wan to call upon the Force Spirits for help? We certainly are really excited to know.