The Ewan McGregor starring Obi-Wan Kenobi series was originally meant to be a feature film and now “Star Wars” writer Hossein Amini (‘The Snowman’,’Snow White and the Huntsman’) is letting us know what it took to turn it into a series for Disney+. What we learn is that the show isn’t just going to be following Kenobi on Tatooine but we’ll also get an expanded look at how the Galaxy is fairing as The Empire is solidifying its power over the Repubic.
According to Amini:
“The situation is so complex both for him personally and in a way, the state of the galaxy, you sort of need time to explore it. To be honest, there are loads of other stories within that period as well, it’s quite a few years. There is so much going on between episode III and IV that hasn’t been explored. The idea of being able to go into a character journey plus the politics and plus all the vastness of the Empire and what’s going on is exciting just because it feels like a proper period of history, and sometimes that is hard to do in two hours.”
Between what is revealed here and the story that was told in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ it makes me want to see more of this time period fleshed out. There are plenty of existing plots that could be explored from Vader hunting down the remaining Jedi to Lando Calrissian’s life to the rise of the Rebellion outside of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ and even more on Darth Maul’s Crimson Dawn syndicate!
Perhaps some of these are what Bob Iger was hinting at when he recently shared that more live-action “Star Wars” shows were in the works.
While Amini wouldn’t share any specifics of the series, he did state that he “loved Star Wars because I’ve always been interested in different religions, like the whole notion of the samurai I’ve always loved.” This could lead to the idea that Kenobi may have had to leave protecting young Luke Skywalker behind to pursue a noble cause that he couldn’t turn his back on.
Only time will tell.
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Source: Discussing Film