Chow says there are stories to tell. Christensen & McGregor up to the task….
Okay, okay. There are plenty of stories about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, with homo-erotic Anakin and Obi-Wan art and “Space Jesus” recently making the rounds, but as I skate my lane, I saw one piece of reporting that made this geek’s heart go pitter pat.
Deborah Chow, Hayden Christensen, and Ewan McGregor don’t necessarily hate the idea of Obi-Wan Kenobi 2. Many fans would sign on, too. But Radio Times‘ Lauren Morris did the reporting and pulled A+B+C together for a pretty cool report.
First, they talked to Director Chow, who said:
“I mean, there are, of course, more stories that you could tell. There’s obviously another 10 years before we get to A New Hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting.”
She also hedged her bet, adding, “So, who knows? It’s hard to say right now, but it was not the intention.”
Okay. Okay. I get it. And, truth be told, after seeing 5/6 episodes this time out, part of me thinks maybe we shouldn’t press our luck, lest we get a whammy.
But, then you read Mr. Christensen said:
“Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there’s certainly more there to explore, and I would be so excited to get to do so.”
Now, perhaps ol’ Darth was playing coy. We know he’s attached in Ahsoka, too.
But then, we read (and re-read) McGreggor said:
“I hope it’s not the last time I play him… I had such a great time doing this, I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness, don’t you think?”
So, if Ewan says yes, I say yes. How about you?
The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Season 1) streams this Wednesday. See you on the couch!