Fan-Made Trailer Shows Us the Huge Potential of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Movie

Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 10:56AM
Star Wars
Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 10:56AM
Fan-Made Trailer Shows Us the Huge Potential of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Movie
This year will see the release of the first in what will likely be a long line of standalone Star Wars movies. While many are excited at the prospect of Rogue One, there's been a slightly more mixed reaction to the basis for the second Star Wars standalone, which will follow the adventures of a Young Han Solo. The Star Wars Universe is rich with potential when it comes to storytelling, and many fans (myself included) don't see the need to explore the formative years of one of the franchise's most iconic characters. Of course, I'm sure Alden Ehrenreich and directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will end up proving us all wrong, but even if they do, there remains the question of which piece of Star Wars lore should be explored yet.

Earlier this year, we outlined four Star Wars stories that we would love to see given the movie treatment. From the Mandalorian Civil War to Darth Revan, there are countless interesting yarns to be weaved, but no idea or concept has got fans more excited than the potential of a movie charting Obi-Wan Kenobi's time on Tatooine between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Through all of the hype, LucasFilm has refused to comment on the rumors that this would be the next Star Wars story, while Ewan McGregor has made it clear that he would happily return to the role that he well and truly owned during the prequel trilogy movies.

Now, we didn't need any convincing that Kenobi: A Star Wars Story was a great idea, but if you were remotely skeptical, a new fan-made trailer should go a long way to converting you.

Kenobi: A Star Wars Story Teaser from Rich Williamson on Vimeo.


Created by Rich Williamson, the trailer relies mostly on footage from Rodrigo Garciá's 'Last Days in the Desert' in which McGregor plays Jesus. What it does so well is focus on the mental battles that Kenobi would have had to endure during his time on Tatooine. When we see him in A New Hope, he's a sage elder who has clearly gone someway to recovering from his past emotional traumas. However, before he could get to that point, Kenobi would have had to have dealt with the loss of just about everyone he's ever loved or cared about, from Padme, to his fellow Jedi, and of course, Anakin. Couple this with a growing Imperial presence on the desert moon and the need to watch over the young Luke Skywalker, and you've got yourself an incredibly interesting and complex movie.
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