Controversial ‘Kenobi’ Character Could Ruin ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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The finale for Obi-Wan Kenobi is around the corner, and every Star Wars fan is prepping for the end of this new story, but one character could ruin the Skywalker saga if things pan out for the worst with Luke Skywalker.

Ewan McGregotr as Obi-Wan Kenobi (left) and Hayden Christensen as a young Anakin Skywalker (right)
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Luke Skywalker, the Chosen One, is hidden away on a forgotten moisture farm on the desolate Tatooine. Destined to bring peace to the Force and rid the galaxy of the Sith, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor/Sir Alec Guinness) has devoted the remaining years of his life to protecting the boy.

Given that Kenobi’s journey took an unexpected turn for the worst while trying to rescue a young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair), resulting in a crash course with Sith Lord Darth Vader, this new Star Wars story has shaken up the pre-conceived world of George Lucas that fans thought they knew well.

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Now, with Sith Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram) undoubtedly surviving her lightsaber stab wound from Darth Vader in the fifth episode of Kenobi, it appears that the undying Jedi is going to Tatooine once again.

But is she getting in the way of Darth Maul?

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With rumors that Reva is traveling to Tatooine in Kenobi’s final episode to kill a defenseless Luke Skywalker and exact revenge on Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars canon could be entirely broken by Wednesday.

Having Reva attempting to assassinate Luke Skywalker undermines the weight behind Darth Maul’s failed attempt to kill the Chosen One in Star Wars: Rebels, perfectly tying up the character’s tragic story.

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Nonetheless, with Obi-Wan Kenobi possibly heading to Mustafar for the “rematch of the century” against Darth Vader, it’s clear that Luke Skywalker will be defenseless.

While rumors persist of a second Kenobi season, Reva making contact with Luke Skywalker and possibly kidnapping the future Jedi Knight could open the door for more stories to tell with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.

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But, canonically speaking, Darth Maul is the only being that discovered the location of Luke Skywalker (before, of course, being killed by Ben Kenobi).

Now, it seems that Disney is reversing that and setting up an epic finale that will undoubtedly change everything about the Star Wars saga.

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The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Ewan McGregotr as Obi-Wan Kenobi (right) and Hayden Christensen as a young Anakin Skywalker (left)
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“The rematch of the century” teased by Kathleen Kennedy, director Deborah Chow, and Lucasfilm will be supported by Moses Ingram (Inquisitor Reva), Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen), Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan defending himself from incoming fire with his lightsaber.
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Moff Gideon(Giancarlo Esposito), the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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