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Does The Mentioning Of Obi-Wan’s Name By The Third Sister Contradict What Kenobi Told Luke In A New Hope?


It’s the question that sprung to mind after the second trailer – Reva, the Third Sister calls Obi-Wan Kenobi by his name during the second trailer of Obi-Wan Kenobi. In A New Hope, the former Jedi Master tells Luke that he hadn’t gone by the name ‘Obi-Wan’ since before he was born. So, this begs the question. Does the Inquisitor’s comment contradict what Luke is told?

Our thought is that Reva’s comment does NOT contradict what Obi-Wan told Luke and here’s way. Kenobi spent twenty years watching over the boy and rarely ventured off Tatooine. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will see him leave the desert planet for a short time.

Only the residents on Tatooine know him as “Ben.” There is no reason for anyone to know him by anything other than “Obi-Wan.” The Empire is aware he is alive as there are wanted posters in the trailer.

Screenshot from the Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer

Ewan McGregor said in an interview with IGN that director Deborah Chow knew her stuff when it came to canon. It sounds like Chow looked over the scripts with a fine tooth comb to see if certain aspects clashed.

It makes sense as she has worked on The Mandalorian. However, there is a difference. The Mandalorian is an original project which doesn’t focus on any pre-existing characters from the get go.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, meanwhile, does as it includes the titular character, the Larses and Luke Skywalker, the Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother and Darth Vader.

Finish With A Florish

To conclude, if something were to contradict what Obi-Wan told Luke, someone would pick it up and report on it. The Mandalorian is a massive success because it is a new story and follows a formula that works. Deborah Chow was the right person to direct the Kenobi show as she delves into a character’s struggles.

About Author

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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