We’ve just learned that one of the forty stories in ‘Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View‘ will be about Obi-Wan Kenobi and his journey after his death as a Force Ghost! What is considered canon at the moment (after the Disney purchase), is that there is no explanation for Force Ghosts and this book might tackle that very subject. The story in question is ‘Time of Death’ by Cavan Scott and while we don’t have much to go on for the tale, we do appear to have the opening line which will set up what we’ll be reading.
— Cavan Scott (@cavanscott) September 14, 2017
The idea behind the book is to be a celebration of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise with stories that fit in the new Disney canon. Each of the 40 stories takes place at any point over the course of the 40 years of the films and books and will focus on a variety of side characters to the stories. While Kenobi is by no means a minor character, we’ll also be seeing others such as Biggs Darklighter, Mon Mothma, Breha Organa, and more!
It isn’t clear if Kenobi will be explaining why some Jedi are able to stay behind as Force Ghosts or if they’re echoes of the original person or if have their full thoughts or any other details outside of what he’s been up to as one. I’m hoping we’ll get at least a couple of answers but it should be fun seeing where they go with the character as it is unlikely we’ll be seeing much more of Kenobi unless the rumored standalone movie actually happens.
Are you looking forward to picking up a copy of ‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ when it is released on October 3rd, 2017? Do you think we’ll get an actual explanation as to how and why some Jedi are able to come back as Force Ghosts? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend.