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Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun

Ewan McGregor to Reprise his role of Obi-Wan

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So they're essentially reworking the Stories film concepts into probably-single-season TV shows? As far as I'm concerned, that's an excellent plan, they can do far more with character pieces with the room a 10-hour "event" series gives them than having to cram everything into a standard three-act popcorn flick.

I sincerely hope this means we get the cast of Solo back to explore the Crimson Dawn thread left dangling, and also because more Donald Glover Lando is just necessary IMO.

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4 hours ago, Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun said:

 

If Variety is reporting on it, it’s preety much writing on the wall.

 

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It’s weird that there would be wanted posters of all the Jedi who died in the immediate order 66 execution. Should be a bunch of no-name survivors.

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18 minutes ago, Derrault said:

It’s weird that there would be wanted posters of all the Jedi who died in the immediate order 66 execution. Should be a bunch of no-name survivors.

Yes, but it could be propaganda to show the Empire's effectiveness in eliminating the Jedi, or simply that the Jedi are no longer much of a threat. Remember that the general population thinks that the Jedi  betrayed them and tried to take power.

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3 hours ago, Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun said:

Flashback scenes please!

As Star Wars is a long time ago, in galaxy far far away..  isn't every scene a flashback? 😜

To be honest, I'm not really interested.   I'll watch of course, assuming Disney+ ever comes to Canada, but I think at this point Obi-wan’s tale is told.    I mean a series of him creepily watching over Luke and scaring sand people might appeal to some.  I'd much rather see new characters and stories - which is the main reason I'm excited about the Mandalorian.

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If its entirely set between Ep. III-IV, I've got little interest other than McGregor's acting.  I know stories of him going off and having adventures have been told, but I'm not a fan.  Ep. III and IV make it pretty clear that his priority was watching Luke and learning how to become a Force ghost so he could annoy Vader after dying, not running around.  Sadly, this is exactly what I expect, because other than The Mandalorian, it seems like most of Disney's non-Sequel projects focus on being between III-IV.  Rogue One, Solo, Rebels, and the Cassian series all fall into this time frame. 

That said, if him watching Luke is a framing device, and it tells individual stories of his life, from his time as an apprentice, to training Anakin and into the Clone Wars, I'd be down, especially if the stories slowly build a baddie that comes to threaten Luke, and old Obi-Wan has to open up a can of "Hello There!" on said baddie.  Be awesome to see some more live action Clone Wars stuff, especially if they use practical effects where possible, and more prequel era stories are almost always welcome. 

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I don't agree that a pre-ANH Obi Wan story would be uninteresting. It's not difficult to imagine Obi Wan might chafe at sitting idle on a world as unjust as Tatooine, especially during the early years of his exile, telling a story of him becoming essentially a wandering Ronin, dispensing justice to ruffians and Tusken Raiders until something he does creates a scenario that puts Luke's identity in danger that he only fixes by the skin of his teeth, which helps him come to be at peace with his new role as "crazy old wizard" guardian, that'd be great IMO. He'd have to give up his saber for something like a shock-staff except in emergencies, but even that could be cast as a Just As Planned depending on how Rey's backstory shakes out in Ep9.

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I know this time frame is explored in comics form, essentially placing him in that noble ronin role (which is interesting considering Toshiro Mifune was originally considered for the role of Obi-Wan). Also he could fight Maul at the end in a live action version of the Rebels scene. 

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On 8/17/2019 at 9:11 AM, Alpha17 said:

If its entirely set between Ep. III-IV, I've got little interest other than McGregor's acting.  I know stories of him going off and having adventures have been told, but I'm not a fan.  Ep. III and IV make it pretty clear that his priority was watching Luke and learning how to become a Force ghost so he could annoy Vader after dying, not running around.  Sadly, this is exactly what I expect, because other than The Mandalorian, it seems like most of Disney's non-Sequel projects focus on being between III-IV.  Rogue One, Solo, Rebels, and the Cassian series all fall into this time frame. 

That said, if him watching Luke is a framing device, and it tells individual stories of his life, from his time as an apprentice, to training Anakin and into the Clone Wars, I'd be down, especially if the stories slowly build a baddie that comes to threaten Luke, and old Obi-Wan has to open up a can of "Hello There!" on said baddie.  Be awesome to see some more live action Clone Wars stuff, especially if they use practical effects where possible, and more prequel era stories are almost always welcome. 

There are a lot of interesting stories to be told in the time period between Episode III and IV, in particular I am interested in seeing the Cassian series, but I have to agree it's really a poor time for an Obi-Wan story. Anything that has Obi-Wan off doing something besides being a hermit on Tatooine is a retcon of his story which I'm not a fan of. I do think there's some hope though for a clone wars era setting of Obi-Wan, or perhaps pre-episode II given all the fan interest in the clone war series. Of course McGregor is a lot older than he was in the prequels, but I imagine they could make him appear young enough to make it work. I think the biggest issue with an earlier era Obi-War story is how they would handle Anakin, during that time he's with Obi-Wan constantly and his presence would turn the series into an Obi-Wan/Anakin duo, which is probably not what they are going for. 

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17 hours ago, Asvaldir said:

There are a lot of interesting stories to be told in the time period between Episode III and IV, in particular I am interested in seeing the Cassian series, but I have to agree it's really a poor time for an Obi-Wan story. Anything that has Obi-Wan off doing something besides being a hermit on Tatooine is a retcon of his story which I'm not a fan of. I do think there's some hope though for a clone wars era setting of Obi-Wan, or perhaps pre-episode II given all the fan interest in the clone war series. Of course McGregor is a lot older than he was in the prequels, but I imagine they could make him appear young enough to make it work. I think the biggest issue with an earlier era Obi-War story is how they would handle Anakin, during that time he's with Obi-Wan constantly and his presence would turn the series into an Obi-Wan/Anakin duo, which is probably not what they are going for. 

Probably not what they are going for, agreed.  Setting it after Anakin was knighted would alleviate the problem somewhat, as they could easily say Anakin was on his own mission or vice versa.  That said, an Anakin/Obi-Wan buddy cop series, with them being bros and fighting the Sepies?  I'd watch that in a second.  

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