Scrapped Obi-Wan Kenobi Film Would Have Featured Return of Beloved Character

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I think we can all agree that Lucasfilm knocked another one out of the park with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. It's been over a week since its finale's premiere but fans are still buzzing about Episode VI which featured the long-awaited "rematch of the century" between the titular Jedi Master and Darth Vader.

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Just recently, we learned that the Ewan McGregor project wasn't always intended to be a six-part series. Instead, original plans called for it to be a full movie trilogy but the idea was ultimate scrapped.

Now, we're getting new details surrounding the canned project from the film's screenwriter Stuart Beattie. Speaking with The Direct, Beattie opened up about the creation of Reva and the character's unintentional similarities with Jedi: Fallen Order's Second Sister, as well as his intention to bring back a familiar villain.

He shared: "I hadn't played Fallen Order. I wrote this initially in 2017, so that was before I played Fallen Order. I then played Fallen Order and was like, 'Oh, wow, this is Reva!' No, look, it's just a coincidence."


"I wanted to create a new character because I didn't want to be bound by any canon with any of the others that have already been discussed," he explains. "And I wanted the freedom to take her where I wanted to take her. So that's why I created her, for this story."

He ended his statement by revealing that a Commander Cody comeback was once part of the plan. "We're already using so many characters in established canon with Obi, Darth, Owen, Beru...so, I was looking to create someone new. I even had Cody in mind. You know, so I was looking to create someone new."

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It's worth noting that Commander Cody was once rumored to be a part of the show but we did technically get a clone cameo from Temuera Morrison. I gotta say though, the idea of Obi-Wan Kenobi being a movie trilogy would have been a great idea, and as much as I enjoyed the series, a part of me lowkey wishes it was the other way around.

Well, at least the series gave us nearly six hours of Star Wars content, right? And Season 2 has reportedly been greenlit.

All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available for streaming on Disney+.