The saga of the Skywalker household may lastly be coming to an finish on this 12 months’s Star Wars: Episode IX, however Disney nonetheless have plans to proceed telling tales in that universe. Along with the extremely anticipated The Mandalorian on Disney+, Marvel boss Kevin Feige will be producing a new movie. And, in fact, there was the announcement earlier this 12 months that Ewan McGregor will probably be reprising his position as Obi-Wan Kenobi in his personal spinoff collection.
This information prompted followers to revisit his efficiency within the prequel trilogy, and Reddit user wesskwalker has provide you with a brand new interpretation of the character attributable to a key scene in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. From the very starting of the franchise, viewers have been instructed that detrimental feelings are a gateway to the darkish aspect: worry results in anger, anger results in hate, and so forth. However as wesskwalker factors out, when Darth Maul kills Obi-Wan’s mentor and good friend Qui-Gon Jinn in entrance of him, Obi-Wan fights again out of ache and rage. And whereas we have seen these feelings corrupt different characters (most notably Anakin, whose transformation into Darth Vader and again once more is the spine of the primary six motion pictures), Obi-Wan is ready to harness them and defeat Darth Maul.
“Anger will get the perfect of Power customers (Jedi included) time and time once more within the saga, however Kenobi mastered the Power and the Jedi instructing of suppressing his feelings, at the same time as a Padawan,” they write, which enabled him to “not take a darkish flip after seeing his grasp die earlier than his very eyes.”
Anakin is hailed because the “chosen one” all through the prequels attributable to his innate Power-related skills (and abundance of midichlorians), and Rey fulfils an analogous position within the newer installments. And whereas Obi-Wan won’t essentially be essentially the most highly effective of the Jedi, this new studying means that at the same time as an apprentice, he had the reserves of management and sheer private energy wanted to drag him again from the darkish aspect and permit him to channel his anger with out it consuming him.
This might additionally lend credence to the fan concept that Rey is not a secret Skywalker, as beforehand believed, however truly a descendant of Obi-Wan. It could clarify how she is so sturdy within the Power, and likewise maybe why she was abandoned as a child — to guard her identification from the Empire after which later the First Order.
Whether or not any of this finally ends up coming true in The Rise of Skywalker or the new TV show remains to be seen, but it’s hard to imagine Ewan McGregor finally agreeing to return to the character of Obi-Wan unless the writers had something truly epic planned for him.