Obi-Wan Kenobi: 7 Surprise Cameos Fans Expect In Star Wars: 7

Obi-Wan Kenobi: 7 Surprise Cameos Fans Expect In Star Wars: 7 ...

Cameos are the current focus of the franchise entertainment game. Amongst Hollywood''s major names, they include:Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, andDoctor Strange. Modern franchise storytelling has begun to expand and encourage even more callbacks and familiar faces.

The next project on the huge IP horizon isObi-Wan Kenobi. This Star Wars Disney+ series will take viewers on a journey alongside Ewan McGregor''s iconic Jedi as he avoids the eye of the Empire and their Jedi-hunting Inquisitors.

There has been plenty of discussion about who will be shown inKenobi, with Hayden Christensen being confirmed to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader along withJimmy Smits as Bail Organa. The story will apparently imply that both Luke Skywalker and Princess Leiaas are negotiated in some sort of Imperial conspiracy. Nonetheless, the scope of the discussion is wide open for future cameos.

The creatives behind Obi-Wanthat have teased the show on this front. Here are some of the greatest names some fans are anticipating to see in the next Disney+ series.


R2-D2 is the first on the list, with this iconic little droid running and kicking his head into fans'' hearts back in 1977, and he''sbecoming one of the most famous characters in movie history. Why not include him inObi-Wan Kenobi?

Both R2 and C-3PO were put on the service of Bail Organa to work for the Royal House of Alderaan at the end of theRevenge of the Sith. Now it has been confirmed that the Organa family will play a significant roleinObi-Wan,at least early on, and perhaps Kenobi has an active interaction with the droid during a meeting with Bail.

The franchise doesn''t have to be anything special, but seeing R2 and Obi-Wan again would be an easy emotional victory for fans of the game. It might even be a simple hello, serving as that hold over before R2 sees Kenobi again years later in "A New Hope."

Boba Fett

Fans of Boba Fett have a fairly hollow space between theprequels and the original trilogy. Some of the most iconic bounty hunters in the Empire have been explored in comics and books.

In a way that includes every bounty hunter and inquisitor from Mortis to Ryloth hunting down Ewan McGregor''s legendary Jedi, it might be beneficial for a teen Boba Fett to appear. This might serve as a great bridge for spectators, perhaps showing him in an early version of his iconic green armor.

Or his inclusion in the series might hint at the beginnings of the business relationship between him and Jabba, forcing him to turn his hand on taking jobs from the Empire, and going into business with the largest crime lord in the Galaxy.

The Emperor

While on the Empire side,Obi-Wan Kenobiis seemingly talks about Darth Vader and his inquisitors, it would not be all that surprising if the Emperor made an appearance at some point. This would likely be a very small comeo, but it is one that would make a lot of sense given how involved Vader is.

Maybe a throne room scene between Palpatine and Vader reveals the notion that Obi-Wan is still out there, allowing Anakin to make the decision to go after his former master, something his current master (and ruler of the Empire) might hope to enjoy.

This would be the biggest of cameosas as the inclusion of him might take away the emotional strain engrained by the Anakin/Obi-Wan conflict.

Cal Kestis

Cal Kestis sets up his live-action Star Wars debut just a few years after Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but Obi-Wan fits in as the perfect scene. If Cal were to be looking for other Jedi, Obi-Wan would be pretty high on his top 10 list.

There are no many force-users left at this point in the Star Wars canon, and those who remain are either hiding (a la Yoda) or seeking others. Cal would not say that he would play a key role in theObi-Wans run, but he might depart for an episode before being sent off to take on something else (or set upFallen Order 2).

Cal''s likeness was used for him to walk the line between traditional, animated, and live-action Star Wars properties. If he is going to be present at some point, there are too many reasons in theObi-Wan Kenobis corner to decide whether or not.


InObi-Wan Kenobiis Chewbacca, the next name is going on the run, eventually ending up being captured by the Empire, and meeting Han Solo during the events ofSolo: A Star Wars story.

Chewbacca and Obi-Wan have apparently met for the first time aboard the Millenium Falcon inA New Hope, but nothing is said to confirm or denigrate if they have ever met another another.

Perhaps Chewie assists Obi-Wan in his quest to surpass the powers that be. Or perhaps the two come to face off against each other during the series.

When it comes to cameos, this is what makes sense, but it cannot be denied.


PadmeAmadala, the second on this list, is the second person to be a politician. Since she was introduced on the screen, the senator from Naboo, who is portrayed by Natalie Portman, has been intertwined with Obi-Wan and Anakin.

Many are unsure about Padme''s making herself known in the upcoming Disney+ series, as she died giving birth to Luke and Leia at the tail end ofRevenge of the Sith. However, it has been suggested that flashbacks will be a part ofObi-WanKenobis story.

Portman looks to be a model for a comeback, and a flashback featuring her, Christensen, and McGregor might serve as a special callback for fans, while also showing Anakin/Vader just what he has lost on his journey to the dark side. Perhaps Obi-Wan might use the force while confettiing Anakins'' long-lost lover.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn, who played the Jedi Master inEpisode I, has been making his best Andrew Garfield impression when asked about a return to Star Wars. He has never been open to returning before, but is now playing somewhat coy on the subject.

Qui-Gon has had a similar experience in The Clone WarsJinn''s third season of the series, which includes Obi-Wan and Anakin as a vision guiding them on the planet of Mortis. Pairing that president with Yodas mention inRevenge of the Siththat he will assist Kenobi in communicating with those beyond the grave might make a Qui-Gon Force ghost appearance.

Fans see the titular hero looking stunned in a cave on what looks to be Tatooine. In this shot, he is looking up with the camera not showing what exactly he is looking at. This location could be where Neesons Jedi Master makes his return, communicating with his former pupil for the first time in years.

If the prequel band is reuniting for this series, then it would not be complete without a Qui-Gon comeo, and it starts to feel like a good bet that fans get one.

Cameos Upon Cameos

Not all of these will make their way toObi-Wan Kenobi. In fact, this is one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time. However, audiences will get some, and the story might be greatly enhanced if done right.

Yes, this is a character study of Obi-Wan, but it is also preparing to be a send-off to an era of Star Wars that served as a first love for so many people.

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