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 [...]

Star Wars finally gives Owen and Beru Lars a chance to shine

Star Wars finally gives Owen and Beru Lars a chance to shine

In A New Hope, Owen and Beru Lars are minor characters who basically serve to stand in the way of Luke Skywalker's growing ambitions. Luke's aunt and uncle, his adoptive parents, don't want him running off to the Imperial Academy. Beru knows that Luke has too much of his father in him, but that's precisely [...]

Composer Natalie Holt explains why she hasn’t used any familiar Star Wars themes in Obi-Wan Kenobi so far

Composer Natalie Holt explains why she hasn’t used any familiar Star Wars themes in Obi-Wan Kenobi so far

One of the most curious aspects of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is the lack of familiar musical themes and cues, given that the story is all about instantly familiar Star Wars characters. It's made even more curious by the fact that the show and its marketing leaned in heavily to the nostalgia of the prequel [...]

The reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi is another reminder that Star Wars fans need to better understand how storytelling unfolds over the course of a series

The reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi is another reminder that Star Wars fans need to better understand how storytelling unfolds over the course of a series

In Obi-Wan Kenobi Part 5 we got several answers to some key questions that had been raised earlier in the series, and I think it also provides a chance for us to discuss how Star Wars fans have responded so far to the show - and what we can learn from it. Namely, that I [...]