News Obi-Wan Kenobi series premiering on May 27

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  1. Hunter X

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    Ah right, I thought I was forgetting something about why the line worked without a post-Mustafar encounter. I don't think there's anything in the movies that contradicts such an encounter, but I get why it works better in the broader story for Obi-Wan and Vader not to meet between ROTS and ANH.
     
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    Vader's comment of "When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master." carries a lot more punch if their encounter on the Death Star is the first time.
     
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  3. Hunter X

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    Agreed. And you either have to have Obi-Wan leaving his exile and guardianship of Luke, or Vader going planet side on Tatooine and somehow missing Luke's presence. Both choices dilute something about the story as already told.
     
  4. Saul

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    Ray Park is dropping what seem to be hints that he is returning.
    On his social media he posted a Darth Maul head cap picture with the location tatooine and the words "meet me on Dathomir".
    Considering that Obi Wan is gearing up to start filming soon I would think it's more likely these posts refer to the Obi Wan series rather than the Lando series.
    My timeline might be off here but this is 5 years before Rebels? And before that we saw him as the leader of Crimson Dawn in Solo. Maybe the Obi Wan series shows the downfall of his crime syndicate at the hands of the Empire.
     
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  5. thribs

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    That would be good. It’s currently the only missing link of the new arc they have created.
     
  6. fireproof78

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    Ray Park is just moving to Tunisia.
     
  7. Reverend

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    Honestly, unless 'Kenobi' is doing a live action re-creation of the 'Twin Suns' fight as a sort of flashforward bookend (if so awesome!) I think 'Lando' is the more likely show to depict that chapter of Maul's story. It's already enough of a stretch for Vader to have faced Obi-Wan between RotS & ANH, but another encounter with Maul on top of that? Seems like too much of a stretch.

    All that said, I'm not inclined to read too much into Park's instagram post. Lucasfilm are pretty strict about their NDA's and if there was something in the works I can't see him deliberately jeopardising this highest profile gig of his career.
     
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    We've already seen in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker that Force projection exists. Since Anakin is the Chosen One, I think we can assume he's just as capable of doing so as was Luke and Leia.

    Maybe a scenario comes about where Palpatine needs Vader to do something, but it needs to be done QUICKLY or to buy time. So, instead of loading up Vader into his suit, travel across the galaxy, have Vader lumbering around to wherever he needs to go, POW! Anakin's Force projection is instantly there. Buying time in case Vader does need a physical presence.
     
  9. YellowSubmarine

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    Maybe. When I read that yesterday, I subconsciously thought “it's got to be for the Lando series, it's the only one that makes sense”, despite Tatooine is supposed to leave the Kenobi series as the only and obvious option.

    Now that I thought about it, Maul and Obi-Wan are supposed to meet much later than when I think the series is set – which I thought to be around Solo – and when Obi-Wan has started to look and sound like Alec Guinness. And... Now I don't know what Maul is doing in Tunisia, and that makes it all the more interesting.

    Recreating Twin Moons will be fun, but if Maul has business with Jabba on the Tatooine, as part of Lando series where Lando also could meet Han, that could be very exciting. Or if it were boring, we would still learn more than from the the recreation of a story already told. On the other hand, Twin Suns means my expectations about the Kenobi series were wrong, that's good. And we may also glimpse the unnamed silhouette of Luke, although given what Obi-Wan's main task from the end of Episode III to the start of Episode IV in addition to Yoda's training has been, that might be inevitable.
     
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    Yeah, I can't see Maul and Obi-Wan running into each other between The Clone Wars and Twin Suns, so I'm gonna guess this is for Lando too.
     
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    Great news, I've been a big fan of her going all the way back to Rome.
     
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  13. CorporalClegg

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    I don't know who she is, but she has a long, narrow face like Satine.

    I wonder if this is going to be Lost style with a lot of flash backs.
     
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  14. Reverend

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    The 'Lost' flashback thing would also account for the (unconfirmed) Maul rumours, and maybe even be how Hayden is on the show sans mask. Honestly, I'm kind of rooting for this kind of structure since I'm very much of the opinion that Obi-Wan should have remained on Tatooine the *whole time*.

    OK; I was literally typing a whole thing about how Indira Varma might be too old for the role and doesn't really look like she could be Katee Sackoff's sister so she's probably playing an Imperial or a bounty hunter or something...and then I thought I'd better fact check myself and you know what, flipping back and forth between a photo of them taken from more or less the same angle; they kinda have very similar eyes, nose and lips. So while Sackoff is more round faced and Varma is more long faced with higher cheekbones, I retroactively retract my untyped points as I could absolutely buy them as sisters.
     
  15. YellowSubmarine

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    It's how I've always thought things happened, more or less. Although I expected the series to be set in that ‘more or less’ part.
     
  16. Mach5

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    I'd love that. I'm dying to see Hayden and Rosario in an action scene together, pulling some crazy-ass stunts with Ewan's Obi-Wan standing in the background, rolling his eyes.
     
  17. JD

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    If they go that route, they're probably going to cast a younger actress as Ahsoka since it would have to be during the Clone Wars, which would put it almost 30 years before The Mandalorian.
     
  18. Reverend

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    Yeah, Rosario is a good actress but there's no way she's going to pull of this look again without a body double.
    Personally, if they do an live action young Ahsoka (I seriously doubt it, but let's just say "what if?" for now) I'd prefer it if they got a young actress that looks like Rosario and have Ashley dub her voice. Indeed, I'd go so far as to say that IF (big if) they do it at all, the best approach is to have Ahsoka either off screen or only visible in silhouette, like say for the sake of argument the scene is in one of those training dojos at the temple and you just see her shadow on the shoji and hear her voice. More of an easter egg than a full cameo since this is still a Kenobi show.
     
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  19. Ithekro

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    Or holograms, since it very blue-ish they could mess with the look more.
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    Although, they'd be having Hayden Christensen playing a twenty-ish Anakin, when Christensen himself is now in his forties.