Not all that long agoin a galaxy known as the Milky Way,Obi-Wan Kenobimade its Disney+ debut. Despite the fact that Rey Skywalker''s trilogy came and go in the time it took to be made, fans have finally reunited with Ewan McGregor''s Jedi master after more than a decade away from the act.
Kenobiwill be a send-off of sorts to Star Wars'' prequel era, saying goodbye to the titular Jedi himself as well as his former apprentice and brother in arms, Anakin Skywalker.
The first two episodes of the series included viewers who received a bit of a loveletter to the prequel period, one that also serves as a bridge into the original trilogy. But where was the sequel''s narrative era depicting?
Well, eagle-eyed fans might have noticed that The first episode of Obi-Wan drew attention to Rey''s sequel and the whole new trilogy.
From Kenobi to Skywalker
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is spotted fleeing the Tatooine desert after accepting reluctantly the promise to track down the recently kidnapped Princess Leia.
The Jedi master begins to dig up a box he left behind years ago that includes both his and Anakin/Luke''s iconic lightsaber.
Upon clearing his own saber, he jumps the box once more, leaving it until he returns to the desert planet.
This series of events almost directly mimics Skywalker''s closing moments, where Rey buries Luke and Leia''s lightsabers on the same planet.
This might not have been an intention to happen, but enthusiasts have noticed the poetic symmetry of the moment.
Back to Tatooine
As a star of the sequel trilogy, it''s unknown if this is a direct shout-out, but it''s difficult not to take notice as a star-studded Star Wars fan. Many have seen Disney''s displeasure to touching anything Rey Skywalker since the trilogy came to an end.
It''s almost as if the most recent films have taken on the same black sheep status as the prequels they all performed. But Lucasfilm is back in on drafting out that prequel period, so it only appears like a matter of time before the same will be said about the sequels.
If this was intentional, then it is a clever way to mimic two moments - both of which take place on a planet that makes so much sense to the Star Wars franchise. In both instances, the saber is also present in bothObi-WanandRise of Skywalker, and seeing it in both instances holds so much responsibility.
It takes place inEpisode IXbecause it is Luke''s journey through this powerful weapon, whereas its appearance inKenobiis is symbolic of Anakin''s departure.
The first two episodes ofObi-Wan Kenobican are now available on Disney+, with the third coming to the service on Wednesday, June 1.