It’s hard to say – Obi-Wan Kenobi will be nostalgic for fans of the Prequel Trilogy as Ewan McGregor returns to one of his most iconic roles to date. We’ve spoken about character mentions before, but we’ve thought about what events could be mentioned in the series.
Thinking back to the second trailer, it gave us a clue during the verbal slinging match between Obi-Wan and Uncle Owen. The footage shows Kenobi insisting that Lars’ nephew, Luke, the son of his stepbrother Anakin be trained as a Jedi.
Owen throws Anakin’s “death” in Obi-Wan’s face, which makes us wonder whether the events of Mustafar will be mentioned. Something tells us it will be as we might see Fortress Vader, which just so happens to reside on the volcanic planet where Skywalker died, and Vader was born, metaphorically speaking, of course.
Of course, you don’t need to take our word for it. Here are five events we hope are referenced during Obi-Wan Kenobi.
1. The Events Of On Mustafar
One of the events that will likely play a large part in the fight on Mustafar a decade ago in the timeline. Obi-Wan still has a lot of feelings over what happened. It was the day he officially lost his best friend. His little brother. It was also the day Padmé died, and Luke and Leia were separated.
We know from A New Hope that Darth Vader still has a lot of hate for his former master. Moreover, this carries over to their fight on the Death Star. Also, it is in this moment that not only do we see the Sith Lord’s somewhat overconfidence, but we all witness his cockiness. He doesn’t want to lose to a man who caused him so much grief.
With Obi-Wan, during the time of his self-imposed exile, he is going through many angry thoughts. He will have beaten himself up multiple times over why he couldn’t have seen the signs of Anakin’s fall to the dark side sooner.
This would not have helped him as he knew it would not bring Anakin back.
2. Any Of The Events During The Clone Wars
There is every possibility that events of the Clone Wars will come up during the series. So it wouldn’t be surprising if the events of the Clone Wars were mentioned by anyone who might’ve been involved.
Obi-Wan was present for much of the war and saw many things. He even crossed paths with a lot of unsavoury fellows. So the question is, if the war does end up being referenced, what events will be covered?
3. The Death Of Shmi Skywalker Lars
While the death of Anakin’s mother had nothing to do with Obi-Wan personally, he knew about Shmi’s death as Anakin would’ve mentioned it to him. Given Owen’s involvement and awareness of how close his stepbrother and stepmother were, he could throw that in Obi-Wan’s face.
We mean that he could take a swing at Obi-Wan for not allowing Anakin to see his mother before she was taken. So there are a million things that could happen. We mention this because there’s a shot in the teaser trailer where it’s an extreme close up on Kenobi, and he’s crouched down in front of something.
He might be at the spot where Shmi might be buried. We know that Owen removed the tombstones by the time of A New Hope. Perhaps Beru gives Obi-Wan permission to visit Shmi’s gravesite while Owen and Luke are not at home.
4. Padmé’s Death And Luke And Leia’s Births
For the second-last of our events, Padmé’s death and Luke and Leia’s births would’ve profoundly affected Obi-Wan and how he lives his life. The senator was his friend and the wife of his best friend. Therefore, he would feel responsible for what happens to her children and could reflect on this time.
He could question why she died and how, given how healthy she was.
5. Order 66
Finally, on our list of potential events, we have Order 66. This is a big one as we know it will probably come up on more than one occasion. After all, Obi-Wan wouldn’t be on Tatooine if Order 66 hadn’t happened and if Anakin hadn’t turned dark.
The story could include references from Obi-Wan and any other potential Jedi characters and the Inquisitors, too, as many of them were once Jedi.