Snaketibe wrote:subzero wrote:Gotta be honest I don't really see where they can start with a good story on this, from ROTS to SW he exiled himself on Tatooine for decades, stuck there just rotting in a little hut and unknown by everybody on the planet. Surely we won't be seeing any lightsaber action either because nobody else with a saber knows he's even there, and any kind of adventures Kenobi might have got involved in with other people could have possibly alerted who and where he was to the empire.
The only scenarios I can think of is something to do with him watching over and protecting Luke, but I can't imagine him interacting with him much because we get the impression from A New Hope that they've never spoken before. And maybe a scenario of avoiding the empire on Tatooine in some way, unless he secretly travels to other planets to do some secret shit I can't see what else they'd come up with.
Where there's a billion dollars to be made at the box office, I'm sure Disney will find a way!
And besides, Rian Johnson has already shown that Disney are quite happy for established canon to be thrown away with gay abandon, so I guess they could make old Ben do just about anything in his film, lightsaber action and all.
Having said that, I remain cautiously hopeful about 'Kenobi'. I like Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, and after the fierce backlash (quite rightly, IMHO) leveled at Disney following the utter disgrace of TLJ, despite their official defence of their choices in that film, you can bet your life both Episode 9 and all future Star Wars films will look a damn sight more like the Original Trilogy than TLJ did! It's not even a question backpedaling by Disney over that defence; TLJ didn't make them as much money as it should have done, and they know it. Disney's number one priority with these films is making money, so they'll do whatever they can to ensure they don't piss off half the fan base with future offerings in order to maximise their profits... It's just a shame they had to destroy the episodic franchise in order to realise that rather obvious fact
I also do think McGregor did a good job in the prequels, only problem with me now is if I ever seen him again as Kenobi all i'll see is 'prequel' I don't know if that would be a problem for me or not, but at the same time it makes sense to use McGregor instead of another actor because of the canon timeline and McGregor's actual age, and the fact that he 'can' do it I think he should. Good point really, if Disney can give us TLJ which was basically just a 'space chase' and literally nothing more then I suppose they can come up with any old story and make it look nice.