Obi-Wan: Possible villains for a standalone film

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Tusken Raiders 

Sand people, or worse! When Obi-Wan encounters Luke for the first time in A New Hope, he rescues the young Skywalker from a group of Tusken Raiders. The crazy old hermit seems to know an awful lot about these Tuskens, with that knowledge most likely coming from the first-hand experience.

We also learn in the Star Wars: Complete Locations visual guide that Obi-Wan, had in-fact, acquired a few Tusken items, such as a Gaffi stick and other relics, meaning that he must have collected those from his interactions with these masked foes. Seeing how that came about on screen would be awesome and it’s always good to see the Tuskens put in their proper place.

Owen Lars 

Also in the Marvel comic Obi-Wan story arcs, the Jedi Master faces other adversaries on Tatooine. One would think that Luke’s Uncle and Obi-Wan would be allies, but Owen wants nothing to do with the crazy old hermit. In fact, Owen threatens  Obi-Wan, whenever he interferes with Luke, even though it’s done from the shadows come from a distance.

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Seeing this personal conflict between the two in the film is a must have and adds more emotional depth to Obi-Wan, since he wants to train the child of Anakin Skywalker, but is forbidden to do so by Owen.

Darth Vader 

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Darth Vader’s dialogue with Obi-Wan in A New Hope makes it highly unlikely that the two will have a face to face encounter in this film. However, Vader can still play the role of the villain from a distance.

Showing parallels of Kenobi and Vader, with each on their own quests in the film, with Vader hunting down the surviving Jedi, including searching for the hated Kenobi, while the Jedi Master is protecting Vader’s son Luke and then senses that his former apprentice is, in-fact, still alive, would make for an epic story.