This week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi finale tied up the show’s many loose ends, creating a neat, powerful package while also opening the door for more than one character to get their own Star Wars story in the future. Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s character may be one of those — and there’s no doubt he would gladly return to the franchise.
The actor posted to Twitter thanking Deborah Chow for helping him fulfill a dream he’s had since he was a child. His Star Wars debut truly was a dream come true.
Recently, the actor posted a “how it started/how it’s going” tweet that showed his first credit as a production assistant followed by his name in the credits of his first Obi-Wan Kenobi episode. He has followed up almost every episode since with tweets about how much he loves being in Star Wars, and took the time to specifically give Deborah Chow a shoutout for the role she played in getting him to where he is now.
The words “I love you” even made an appearance. I mean — don’t we all?
"“Thank you Deborah Chow. You’ll always have a place in my heart for what you’ve done for me. You’ve allowed me fulfill a childhood dream on a scale I wasn’t even dreaming of. With a character that is an irreplaceable piece in the story I’ve loved my whole life. I love you. #MTFBWY”"
O’Shea Jackson Jr. played Roken in Obi-Wan Kenobi, a member of The Path posing as a smuggler to help transport Force-sensitives and their families to worlds where they will be safer from the Empire’s reach.
In the final episode of the series, Roken delivers the line “I’m just getting started” after Obi-Wan tells him he’s a leader, and the galaxy needs more leaders like him. This could imply we will see Roken again in a future Star Wars project, though nothing has been confirmed.
Based on the actor’s tweets, he would probably jump at the chance to be part of the Star Wars universe again.
All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+.
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