The Jedi Council: Who would you like to see in a Star Wars live-action Netflix series?

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Cover of Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

Kyle Warnke: I just finished reading the seventh installment in Marvel’s main Star Wars comic book series line, which you should definitely pick up if you haven’t already. The latest entry revolves around Obi-Wan Kenobi and his time as a hermit on Tatooine while watching over a young Luke from a distance. The issue isn’t perfect, but it’s very good at fleshing out a portion of the Star Wars universe timeline that we always knew about but never really explored.

If nothing else, the comic is essentially a proof-of-concept work that could sell the idea of a Netflix series that follows Obi-Wan as he adjusts to life on Tatooine and watches over a young Luke. The only caveat is that I don’t think there’s quite enough material for such a show to last longer than a season. That’s why I propose a radical solution: set the show in two different time periods.

While one segment of the show would focus on Obi-Wan’s adventures on the desert planet, the other would flash back to his time as a youngling, perhaps even before he joined the Jedi, and show us his early adventures. It would provide a strong juxtaposition of Obi-Wan forsaking his Jedi upbringing on Tatooine while he learns the ways of the Force and trains under Qui-Gon Jinn.

You wouldn’t even really have to find another actor to play opposite the other Obi-Wan, as special effects today could no doubt age or de-age an actor for the role. Of course, that does mean you’d have to replace Ewan McGregor, not to mention the incomparable Liam Neeson.

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