The first footage from the Obi-Wan fan film has been released.
As we previously reported, voice actor and Star Wars enthusiast Jamie Costa is working on a film that explores the events following Revenge of the Sith, shortly after Obi-Wan's duel with Anakin on Mustafar and the rise of Darth Vader.
You might know Costa from another Star Wars fan film called Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade, where he played the Millennium Falcon pilot. This time, he will take on the role of Obi-Wan.
Kenobi: A Star Wars Fan Film will follow Obi-Wan as he reels from losing Anakin and Padme on top of the deadly Order 66. When we first see the character in A New Hope, he was already on self-exile for years until he came out of the shadows to help Princess Leia.
The new footage definitely looks great! It is pretty impressive and really sets the standards for special effects and cinematography in fan films. Check out the footage below.
In the Star Wars prequels, we never really see him deal with the tragic loss and defeat he suffered. However, in this film, we'll see what Obi-Wan's life was like in Tatooine as he watched over young Luke. His journals that were detailed in recent Star Wars comics will be incorporated in the film.
The synopsis for Kenobi: A Star Wars Fan Film reads:
After the rise of the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi has vanished.
Now on the desert planet Tatooine, an aging warrior who goes by the name of "Ben," stands silent watch over a special child who holds the fate of the galaxy.
But Ben is consumed with doubts and guilt- he failed the Republic, the Jedi Order, and his dearest friend. As he dwindles away, questioning his purpose alone int the desert, he will be tested as his very presence draws theaters both known and unknown towards the Skywalker boy.
Costa is seeking the help of Star Wars fans to bring Kenobi: A Star Wars Fan Film to life by setting up an Indiegogo campaign where people can donate. His goal is to rack up $48,000 and has so far hit $9,122 at the time of writing.
He promises to make this Star Wars film "extra special" by raising the bar from A Smuggler's Trade, which was already amazing.
What do you think of this Obi-Wan Star Wars film?