Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Discusses the Future of OBI-WAN KENOBI in the STAR WARS Universe


With Ewan McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Lucasfilm’s Disney+ Star Wars series, fans have been buzzing with excitement and speculation. Many have been eagerly wondering whether we can expect to see the beloved character make appearances in future Star Wars projects or if a second season of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is on the horizon.

To shed light on these burning questions, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently shared some insights during her appearance on EW’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast. She offered a clear and straightforward response, confirming that as of the present moment, there are no concrete plans in place to further expand the story of the esteemed Jedi Master.

While this may come as a disappointment to some enthusiasts who were hoping for more adventures centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s important to remember that the Star Wars universe is constantly evolving and subject to change. Kennedy’s statement indicates the current stance of Lucasfilm regarding Obi-Wan’s narrative trajectory, but it doesn’t entirely rule out the possibility of future developments.

The fact that Ewan McGregor has reprised his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Disney+ series already speaks volumes about the character’s enduring popularity and the potential for his involvement in other Star Wars projects. Given the vast universe and rich storytelling possibilities that Star Wars offers, it’s conceivable that Obi-Wan Kenobi could make appearances in various forms down the line, be it in spin-off movies, animated series, or even cameos in other live-action shows.

As fans eagerly await the premiere of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, the focus remains on the highly anticipated reunion between McGregor and the character that helped establish him as a household name. The series promises to delve deeper into Obi-Wan’s journey and explore the untapped period between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope,” providing an exciting opportunity for fans to revisit this cherished character in a new and compelling context.

While the immediate future may not hold specific plans for Obi-Wan Kenobi beyond the upcoming series, the Star Wars galaxy remains an ever-expanding universe, continually surprising and delighting fans with unexpected stories and character crossovers. Whether or not Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story extends beyond the series, the impact and legacy of this beloved Jedi Master will undoubtedly endure, leaving an indelible mark on the Star Wars mythos for generations to come.

“I always hesitate to say no to more Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maybe we end up doing something that gets incorporated into some of the other stories that we’re doing, or eventually into a movie, but who knows? But right now, it’s still our standard stand-alone limited series.”

She added: “We have no plans for expansion right now.” So for those of you who were hoping to see more of Obi-Wan Kenobi, don’t expect anything to happen anytime soon. I would actually be open to seeing more of the character, but the story just needs to be handled right. The series that was developed was a pretty poor attempt at expanding his story. If they do eventually make a Season 2, they need a whole new creative team.

McGregor is definitely open to returning to the role as he previously said: “I was so happy to do it again and so happy to work with Hayden again. I hope we get the chance to do it again.”

Hayden Christensen, who reprised his role of Darth Vader, said: “Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there’s certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so…I would certainly be open to [returning for ‘Obi-Wan’ Season 2].”

Director Deborah Chow previously talked about the future of Obi-Wan Kenobi, saying: “For this one, we really did conceive it to be a limited series. It really is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that. I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one.”

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