Star Wars 7: Rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off details

Could The Clone Wars fan-favourite Ahsoka Tano return for an Obi-Wan spin-off trilogy?

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

The idea of a Star Wars standalone film following Obi-Wan Kenobi post-Revenge Of The Sith has been the subject of some rumour already – and Ewan McGregor is certainly the right age for that missing period of Ben’s life.

With Star Wars Rebels moving into what was once a firmly ring-fenced area between the Original and Prequel Trilogy to tell the story of the rise of the Empire, it’s more plausible now than it ever was.

Cinelinx reports (without citing a source, so -10 credibility points) “First up, they are not talking about an Obi-Wan spin-off movie but a trilogy of Obi-Wan movies.

“I need to stress that these movies are not connected. They aren’t part of a story arc but 3 separate Obi-Wan adventures set between Episodes III and IV. One set completely on Tatooine and two where Obi-Wan travels elsewhere in the Galaxy.

“Qui-Gon Jinn is very much present in these stories.  So too is Owen Lars. Several characters from The Clone Wars TV show would make an appearance.  There would be flashbacks to Obi-Wan fighting in the Clone Wars.”

Ahsoka Tano battles Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Ahsoka Tano battles Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

If any one character were to make the jump from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it would have to be fan-favourite padawan Ahsoka Tano.

The sort of character Star Wars has long been in dire need of (a woman that isn’t a princess, basically), fans are crying out to learn more of her fate after she parted ways with Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, and how she survived – or perhaps didn’t survive – the Dark Times.

There’s already some material to draw on in the form of Ben Jackson Miller’s Kenobi book, which explores Obi-Wan’s arrival on Tatooine.

Although no longer canon as part of Star Wars Expanded Universe, it’s not out of the question that elements of the story could be cherrypicked by future filmmakers.

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