Why we need an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie

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3. Obi-Wan’s Phantoms

The most intriguing thing about Obi-Wan Kenobi is his transformation from the well-kept, ideal image of a Jedi Knight to a wizard who’s nothing more than a crazy old man.

You have to remember, Obi-Wan trained Anakin Skywalker, the man who turned on the Jedi Order, fell prey to the seduction of Darth Sidious, and killed younglings in cold blood before going on to help the Emperor rule the galaxy with an iron fist. Obi-Wan not only failed Anakin but arguably the entire galaxy.

A standalone film could delve deeper into the mind of Ben Kenobi. How did he eventually discover that Anakin, sorry Darth Vader, had survived their encounter on Mustafar? How did he deal with the realization that Darth Vader was now more machine than man, and that he was the reason why?

How did he deal with the fact that he would one day have to tell Luke Skywalker who his father indeed was? Those types of questions are difficult to handle, and seeing an emotionally vulnerable Obi-Wan Kenobi would be both refreshing and intriguing for Star Wars fans.