MOVIE NEWS – In a recent interview, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy gave her views on the future of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for the final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi!
With Obi-Wan Kenobi being hailed by many as the best Star Wars project since Disney took over the franchise, it’s no surprise that many are increasingly vocal in their demand for a second season following the epic season finale. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have made it clear that they would love to continue the story of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, and director Deborah Chow has said that there is certainly more to tell. Now, in a new interview with ET, Kathleen Kennedy has given her take on the future of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has been building up its story over the past few weeks, and it ended with a stunning finale that delivered everything it promised, along with several surprise cameos.
Now that the story is complete, there are plenty of loose ends left to tie up, which will either be left alone for fans to fill in the gaps between the series and A New Hope or developed further in another series. Vader is still out to hunt down Kenobi; Reva is redeemed and has a new future ahead of her away from the Empire. Kenobi has reunited with his old master Qui Gon Jin, but even with all the storylines still to come, Lucasfilm President Kennedy is not slowing down.
“Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series, but I think if there’s huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us. And if we feel like, ‘OK, there’s a real reason to do this; it’s answering the why then,’ then we’ll do it. But we’ll see.”
What more could a possible Season 2 tell us?
While everyone seems to want more from Obi-Wan Kenobi, that doesn’t automatically mean they’ll get it. While it would be easy to push for another season of the series, will it simply become a series that is nothing more than another clash between Kenobi and Vader? That’s obviously just one of the questions Kennedy and the rest of the team will be considering before they begin development on a new season.
It’s been almost 20 years since fans last saw these two iconic characters face to face, and that’s what has made Obi-Wan Kenobi a welcome addition to the Star Wars saga.
Seeing all of this again in a year or two may not have the same impact, and that could mean that instead of working on the second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, perhaps a spin-off series featuring the Jedi Master would be a better choice.
For the time being, Obi-Wan Kenobi has done what many Star Wars projects have failed to do: it has received almost unanimous praise and managed to produce a finale that ensured the series ended with a bang. With so many Star Wars projects in the pipeline, this could bode very well for the franchise’s future.