Ewan McGregor & Kathleen Kennedy Tease ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 2

The first season of Obi Wan Kenobi It may not have started yet, but Ewan McGregor and Kathleen Kennedy have already revealed that they would be interested in doing a season 2.

Obi Wan Kenobi will see Ewan McGregor reprise the role of the legendary Jedi Master for the first time since 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He is joined by his co-star from that film, Hayden Christensen, who returns to once again play the iconic Sith Lord, Darth Vader. The show has been billed as a limited series, bridging the gap between Episode III Y Episode IV for Obi-Wan as a character.

The series appears to be a stand-alone story, and given what is revealed about Obi-Wan and Vader’s history in A new hope, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of scope to tell more stories of the two characters in this time period. However, the fan excitement to see the return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen has been so great that there is certainly a desire for more than one season of Obi Wan Kenobi.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ewan McGregor and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were asked about the possibility of a second season for Obi Wan Kenobi. Surprisingly, they both revealed that they would be eager to continue the series, should the right story come out.

When asked if Lucasfilm could give Obi-Wan a second season, Kathleen Kennedy said:

“It’s certainly something we talked about. Mainly because everyone got together and had an amazing time. Ewan had an amazing time. Hayden had an amazing time. Certainly, from that point of view, everyone involved would love to see this not end. But we really have to spend our time asking ourselves the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do something else with the character of Obi-Wan, we would really have to answer the question why?”

Ewan McGregor shared a similar sentiment, explaining that he believes Obi Wan Kenobi It’s holding up as a limited series, but he confirms he’d like to do more:

“It was made as a one-off limited series. And in a way, it does what I wanted it to do in terms of bridging a story between III and IV and getting closer to Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan in A new hope. And so, sure, that’s true.

“Would I like to do another one? Yes, I would like to do another one.”

It’s hard to judge whether a second season of Obi Wan Kenobi would be justified from the point of view of history: the period between Revenge of the Sith Y A new hope it’s one that Obi-Wan supposedly spent in solitude, simply keeping an eye on Luke Skywalker from afar. A season of adventures may not break that narrative, but it gives Obi-Wan too much to do during this time period and it seems like he never hid at all. Despite that, though, one thing is for sure: fans will never be disappointed to see more of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi or Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader.

Here is the synopsis of Obi Wan Kenobi:

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.

Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts by Joby Harold, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdi. The series will also see the return of legendary Star Wars composer John Williams, who scored a theme.

Obi Wan Kenobi It will premiere on May 27, 2022 on Disney Plus with two episodes. Stay tuned for the latest news on the upcoming series, as well as the future of the Star Wars franchise, and subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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