Star Wars fans saw a mix of shock and joy when they heard of a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film. This is yet to be confirmed by Lucasfilm. Apart from C-3PO and R2-D2, Obi-Wan is a Star Wars character who appears in every single film.
A movie focused on Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi will have wealth to draw upon. Figuring out how Obi-Wan went from Ewan McGregor to Alec Guinness in will be fascinating. Like Han Solo, Obi-Wan who should have a standalone movie.
Still, there are some elements that are pretty much all fans want in the movie. Here is a list of five things that the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie should have.
1. Ewan McGregor
Casting Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan is essential for the film to become a success. While fans debate the merits of Star Wars prequels, everyone agrees that Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi is great and added dimension to his character. He is the canonical Kenobi as much as Sir Alec Guinness. Recasting Obi-Wan will be too much for the fans to handle.
Also, this will ensure that the movie will have to take place at a specific time. The actor said in 2016 “I’m the right age.” He is the right age to play Obi-Wan in exile on Tatooine and this leads up to events of the first Star Wars movie.
2. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse
When Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse played the roles of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in Attack of the Clones, their screen time was smaller than fans wanted. When the pair appeared in Revenge of the Sith in 2005, they had dialogue. If the Obi-Wan movie takes place on Tatooine, then Luke’s foster parents would be in the picture.
Since his turn in prequels as Owen, Edgerton has become a star. He was a convincing Tom Buchanan in Great Gatsby and also set to star as an Orc. Edgerton is a huge deal and bringing him back will add more star power to the movie. Piesse is not as big of a draw of course. But she is Aunt Beru!
3. Liam Neeson Ghost
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s former master, Qui-Gon Jinn should return to haunt old Ben. Since The Phantom Menace in 1999, Liam Neeson voiced the Jedi Master a few times. He speaks from the grave in Episode II and returns as a ghost. Because Qui-Gon is the one who taught Yoda and Obi-Wan o become ghosts, seeing how this actually happened will be a huge treat.
4. Scum and Villainy
When Obi-Wan and Luke head into MosEisleyA New Hope, Obi-Wan seems familiar with the spaceport, calling it “a wretched hive of scum and villainy.” But how does he know that?
In a standalone Obi-Wan movie, we can find out. Obi-Wan is comfortable with whipping out his lightsaber in a bar and cutting off a person’s arm. Did Obi-Wan learn this rough behavior before? He says “all the best freighter pilots will be found here…but watch your step…this place can be a little rough.”
5. Child Luke Skywalker
Obi-Wan’s job is to stay on Tatooine and watch over Luke. By A New Hope, Obi-Wan keeps his distance from Lars homestead. Some comic book stories have depicted few run-ins between Owen and Obi-Wan. Luke is aware of Obi-Wan and has even met him before. “Boy am I sure glad to see you!” he says after Kenobi rescues him from Tusken Raiders. If a standalone Obi-Wan movie happens on Tatooine, then audiences will get to see the first meeting between the Kenobi and young Skywalker.