Fans of the Star Wars franchise have been waiting years for a solo movie focusing on Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. On May 27, the first two chapters of a six-episode limited series titled Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released, bringing those wishes closer to reality. A teaser video for the programme has already been released, as well as many photographs of McGregor and other characters, including Rupert Friend’s Grand Inquisitor.
After The Rise of Skywalker concluded the Skywalker Saga in 2019, Disney and Lucasfilm stated that the majority of future Star Wars productions would be Disney+ programmes. The Mandalorian, which debuted at the same time as Disney+ in 2019, is currently the most popular series on the platform.
When the first episode’s cliffhanger – a life form of the same species as Yoda, but in baby form – was revealed, many people were quickly intrigued. Mando’s friendship with Baby Yoda quickly became the focal point of the series, and despite being separated at the end of Season 2, they were reunited in The Book of Boba Fett.
With the arrival of Obi-Wan Kenobi on the horizon, additional speculations and developments have surfaced. The most recent piece of information concerns a new character who will appear on the show – a sidekick whom viewers may fall in love with.
Princess Leia Organa is expected to play a key role in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, according to previous rumors. According to rumors, Obi-Wan would be compelled to leave Tatooine in order to save Leia, who is being kept captive on another planet.
When Leia appears in the series, she will be 10 years old and will be accompanied by a miniature red and white robot, according to Star Wars News Net. According to the account, the droid will frequently fly above her head, is round in shape, and resembles an alien saucer.
According to the myth, this guardian drone was created to resonate with viewers in the same way that other minor characters like Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian and BD-1 from Jedi: Fallen Order did. Leia’s small companion is reported to have been inspired by robots from the 1987 film Batteries Not Included. Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, produced this film, and the droid in the future show will most likely be ahomage to her work. From Batteries Not Included, here’s a picture of a robot.
The story didn’t say how big the droid’s role will be, how often it’ll appear on the show, or what its name might be.
Companions of various kinds and sizes have appeared in every period of Star Wars. Baby Yoda is undoubtedly the most popular character in today’s fandom, but many other characters have played similar roles throughout the tale. R2-D2 was frequently seen by Anakin Skywalker’s side in the prequel trilogy, and he even assisted him in getting out of danger on several occasions. R2 was also present in the first trilogy; however he accompanied Luke Skywalker rather than Anakin Skywalker.
Cal Kestis, the primary protagonist of Jedi: Fallen Order, befriends his own little droid, BD-1, in the early parts of the tale. BD, like R2, helps Cal out when he gets into trouble and stays by his side as a companion for the rest of his voyage. Three new characters take over the role of the charming sidekick in the sequel trilogy. In The Force Awakens, BB-8 made his debut, and in The Rise of Skywalker, D-0 and Babu Frik joined the Resistance.
It’s hardly odd that Leia might have her own tiny droid, given that she’s just ten years old and lives on another planet by herself. Other characters should be on the lookout, according to sources, because this droid may be modest in stature and unobtrusive to the naked eye. but it only has one mission: to guard the Princess of Alderaan.
The show is set to premiere on Friday, May 25th on Disney+