Why we need an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie

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2. Qui-Gon Jinn

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Yoda informs Obi-Wan that he has training for him to conduct during his time on Tatooine. Yoda reveals that Qui-Gon Jinn has managed to cheat death and commune with the living via the Force. After Obi-Wan perishes at the hands of his old padawan, he speaks to Luke from the grave, insinuating that he had learned how to cheat death from Qui-Gon.

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A standalone Kenobi film could show Obi-Wan communicating with Qui-Gon. It could delve into the relationship between master and apprentice, their continued training together, and how the Force allows those who no longer exist in the physical realm to impact the world.

The book, From a Certain Point of View, does offer a few stories focused on Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, but seeing the relationship in a new film would be interesting, to say the least.

1. Ewan McGregor

There is little doubt that Ewan McGregor wants to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi. In fact, he recently spoke at the 2018 Golden Globes about his interest in playing the character again.

McGregor’s Obi-Wan was one of the best parts of Episodes I-III. While many fans have legitimate gripes with the prequel movies, the portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi never makes the list of complaints.

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With these Obi-Wan rumors buzzing, I say, if Ewan McGregor is on board, somebody get this man a lightsaber.