Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return documentary is coming to Disney+ on September 8!

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return documentary is coming to Disney+ on September 8!

The return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen for Obi-Wan Kenobi was a pure delight, and now fans will get a chance to see behind the scenes about how it all happened. Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return will premiere on Disney+ on Thursday, September 8, giving audiences a look at how the show was made. [...]

New comic shows Obi-Wan Kenobi wrestling with the Jedi’s role in the Clone Wars in the Battle of Abrion Bridge

New comic shows Obi-Wan Kenobi wrestling with the Jedi’s role in the Clone Wars in the Battle of Abrion Bridge

There's a lot of focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi this summer, and that means several different stories about the iconic Jedi are being released. One of those is the five-issue comic mini-series written by Christopher Cantwell, Obi-Wan, which focuses on Kenobi writing in his journals while a sandstorm rages on Tatooine, sometime shortly prior to A [...]

Stuart Beattie says that in his draft of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cody was going to have a big role and Obi-Wan was going to fight Luke Skywalker

Stuart Beattie says that in his draft of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cody was going to have a big role and Obi-Wan was going to fight Luke Skywalker

In recent weeks, The Direct ran a series of articles on their interview with Stuart Beattie, who was originally hired by Lucasfilm to work on an Obi-Wan Kenobi project. Beattie worked on the project while it was still planned to be a movie, and he revealed that there was actually plans for a trilogy of [...]

Liam Neeson on his long-awaited return to Star Wars: “I certainly didn’t want anyone else playing Qui-Gon Jinn”

Liam Neeson on his long-awaited return to Star Wars: “I certainly didn’t want anyone else playing Qui-Gon Jinn”

When Qui-Gon Jinn finally showed up in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, it wasn't a surprise - but it was glorious. Jinn appeared in the show's final scene as a Force ghost, completing a season-long arc of Obi-Wan trying (and failing) to communicate with his long-dead master. Jinn discovered a way to return from the netherworld [...]

Behind the scenes featurette about Obi-Wan Kenobi released!

Behind the scenes featurette about Obi-Wan Kenobi released!

With the Obi-Wan Kenobi series having wrapped up, Star Wars recently released a short behind the scenes featurette about the series, giving us a chance to hear briefly from Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Moses Ingram. https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1542222374929461248 The main focus of the minute and a half long clip is on the return of [...]

At one point the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was going to have Darth Vader kill Reva

At one point the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was going to have Darth Vader kill Reva

Earlier this week, The Direct ran an article in which writer Stuart Beattie discussed the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Beattie revealed that he was originally hired to write the script for the project when it was still a movie, and that he actually had three films in mind - the first of which is what became [...]

Star Wars was at one point planning to have a trilogy of films about Obi-Wan Kenobi – and we’ve only seen part one

Star Wars was at one point planning to have a trilogy of films about Obi-Wan Kenobi – and we’ve only seen part one

The Obi-Wan Kenobi six-episode event series for Disney+ has recently wrapped up, which was the culmination of years of behind-the-scenes work and plenty of rumors about a project starring Ewan McGregor in his return as the iconic Jedi Master. We knew that the project was originally conceived of as a movie, in a similar style [...]

The narrative arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Last Jedi have plenty of similarities, and it’s Star Wars storytelling at its best

The narrative arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Last Jedi have plenty of similarities, and it’s Star Wars storytelling at its best

I think you can make a very compelling case that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are the two greatest Jedi we've ever seen. They have both been around since the very earliest days of Star Wars, and their legend has only continued to grow over time. They both have been central figures to stories that [...]

Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Now that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has concluded, let's take a look at some of the many ways in which it adds to our understanding of the original trilogy. Watching these films now, in the wake of this series, carries more depth and weight, and that's a high compliment to Deborah Chow and the creatives [...]

Obi-Wan Kenobi series review: The Skywalker Saga gains a new chapter as Kenobi nails the emotional beats

Obi-Wan Kenobi series review: The Skywalker Saga gains a new chapter as Kenobi nails the emotional beats

When The Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019, it was billed as being the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, the pillar of Star Wars storytelling for over four decades. And while it remains true that it's the final episodic film, it wasn't the last chapter to be released from the saga. That distinction [...]