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Obi-Wan Kenobi: The TV Series’ Original Plans Were Wild

Obi-Wan Kenobi looks concernedly into his cave from desert.

Screenshot: Lucasfilm

Whether you liked the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series or it left you feeling disconnected from the Force of the Star Wars franchise, it’s attention-grabbing to consider the present we’d have gotten. While we heard earlier this week that the present deliberate to kill off the villain Reva, and that the preliminary plan was to make a trilogy of Obi-Wan motion pictures, now writer-producer Stuart Beattie has revealed some extra of the earliest plans for the undertaking, they usually vary from “Oh, cool!” to “You have got to be shitting me.”

In one other—and far lengthier—interview with the Direct, Beattie talked about his unique plan for the story, and all the gorgeous main stuff that obtained reduce alongside the way in which. First and foremost, Commander Cody—the orange-highlighted Stormtrooper who briefly appeared in Attack of the Clones and was a serious character within the Clone Wars cartoon—was going to have a serious position as Obi-Wan’s buddy on Tatooine. As Beattie put it, “So you got these two kind of old warriors bickering like this old married couple, bitching about, ‘God, it was so much better when we had an army at our backs,’ you know?’”

A selected scene that was misplaced when Cody was reduce was considered one of him and Obi-Wan disposing of a gaggle of bounty hunter corpses by dumping them within the Sarlacc pit: “My Cody was so fun. Cody was with Owen and there were some bounty hunters that had discovered Obi-Wan… And they gotta get rid of the bodies. And so there was just this really fun scene where, you know, what do you do with bodies on Tatooine and you need to get rid of them? Well, you go out to the local Sarlacc, right?” The scene was additionally supposed to incorporate a mysterious speeder catching the duo within the act—however which turned out to be a totally wasted Jawa there to eliminate a corpse of his personal.

Another main scene that obtained reduce was considered one of Obi-Wan having a imaginative and prescient after touching a sacred stone cherished by the refugees, who would have worshipped the Force as a goddess. The Jedi would open his eyes to find he had been (seemingly) transported to Mustafar, and…

“And he sees a guy in a dark robe with a red lightsaber, and he’s like, ‘Anakin, Anakin, Anakin!’ And as… the guy in the robe comes up, he lifts his lightsaber, you see, it’s Luke. Mark Hamill, 19. And so, Luke attacks him. Obi-Wan and Luke had this lightsaber battle in mine, which was mirroring, of course, Empire Strikes Back… so it was that kind of a thing that ends with, you know, Luke, just almost killing Obi-Wan, and Obi-Wan is snapping out of the, you know, the vision, basically, but it’s a vision of the future if Obi-Wan keeps training Luke and putting all his guilt on this kid, Luke’s gonna turn to the Dark Side.”

And there’s so, a lot extra Beattie reveals within the interview, which is absolutely worth a read if you wish to know the numerous different components that may have been, for higher or for worse. I’ll say this: it could be fairly rad for Temuera Morrison to point out up if Obi-Wan Kenobi will get a second season. However, if it comes all the way down to a alternative between Cody and a drunken Jawa, I’m choosing Drunk Jawa each time.


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