Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Didn't Seem In Star Wars: The Final Jedi, In accordance To Rian Johnson

Obi-Wan Kenobi is likely one of the most necessary characters within the Star Wars mythology for a lot of causes, chief amongst them that he set Luke Skywalker on his path to turn out to be a Jedi. Luke’s time with Obi-Wan was brief, although, because the Jedi Grasp turned one with the Power whereas being struck down by Darth Vader in A New Hope, however Obi-Wan continued to advise Luke from past the grave as a Power Ghost in The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi. So it stands to motive that Obi-Wan might have visited Luke as soon as once more in The Last Jedi, however in accordance with director Rian Johnson, such a reunion would not have been as emotionally satisfying since Luke would have been interacting with Ewan McGregor‘s model of Obi-Wan quite than the unique Alec Guinness iteration. As Johnson put it:

Imagine me, man. I’d have cherished to have had Ewan McGregor within the film however it was only a matter of storytelling. The unique relationship with Obi Wan — clearly if Alec Guinness had been nonetheless with us that may have made sense. However we by no means noticed Luke ever work together with the Ewan model of Obi Wan, so there’s much less of the emotional connection and it may need been a bit odd.

Ewan McGregor proved himself to be a compelling Obi-Wan Kenobi within the Star Wars prequel trilogy, however whereas it is one factor to deliver again McGregor for a voice cameo in The Force Awakens, in Rian Johnson’s opinion, the one manner a correct Obi-Wan/Luke Skywalker reunion would work is that if it was Alec Guinness reverse Mark Hamill. Sadly, Guinness handed away in 2000, and Johnson did not point out that there was any thought put into recreating the actor for The Final Jedi utilizing CGI, as was completed for Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One.

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Final Jedi are forward!

Yoda, alternatively, wasn’t a problem, as not solely is Frank Ozstill round, however as Rian Johnson informed The Playlist, the crew was in a position to recreate the inexperienced whatever-he-is in puppet type to “kick Luke’s butt a bit.” Power Ghost Yoda appeared proper earlier than Luke was about to destroy the tree containing the sacred Jedi texts, however Yoda determined to do the job for him, later saying that it is the Jedi’s duty to go alongside the Jedi information to others, not books. I would wish to assume that Yoda and Obi-Wan performed a sport of rock-paper-scissors within the Power netherworld to resolve who would go to Luke.

It is attainable that J.J. Abrams may really feel otherwise than Rian Johnson and resolve to herald Ewan McGregor to play Power Ghost Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode IX, however even when that does not occur, Star Wars followers might nonetheless see Obi-Wan return to a theatrical setting. It was reported in August that Billy Elliot‘s Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. Nonetheless, with a Boba Fett movie additionally reportedly in growth, it is unclear when the Obi-Wan film would arrive.

SPOILERS: What The Final Scene In Star Wars: The Final Jedi Actually Means, In accordance To Rian Johnson

Star Wars: The Final Jedi is presently taking part in in theaters, and maintain checking again with CinemaBlend for extra information on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s silver display future.

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