JAKARTADILY.ID – Lucasfilm's new Disney+ limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, premiered on Disney+ on May 27, Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor explains why Jedi Master Yoda doesn’t appear on the Disney+ show.
"The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as Kenobi suffers his greatest failure: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker, who became the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader."
There are about 19 years between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. The series takes place long before Obi-Wan started hiding in Tatooine and found Luke Skywalker.
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According to Indiewire.com, in a new interview with “The Jess Cagle Show” (via ComicBook.com), McGregor explained why the stakes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” made it impossible to work Yoda into the story.
“All he’s got left is to look after Luke Skywalker. That’s all he’s got left, really, and to try to communicate with his old master, Qui-Gon, in his spiritual life,” McGregor said. “But he can’t reach out to any of his old [mentors]. He can’t reach out to Yoda, he can’t reach out to any of the surviving Jedi for fear of giving himself away. If a Jedi uses the Force in this period of time, the Inquisitors are going to be able to sense that, and they’re going to know where you are. It’s like using your phone or something, I guess. It’ll ping off a tower somewhere if you use the Force.”
Perhaps the two characters could meet in another season of the show. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was conceived as a one-off, six-part series, but its stars have recently expressed their interest in making another season.
“I really hope we do another,” McGregor recently said to British GQ. “If I could do one of these every now and again — I’d just be happy about it.”
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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy also weighed in on the subject recently, saying that while no future installments are planned, she is not entirely opposed to the idea either.
“We did set out to do that as a limited series,” Kennedy said. “But I think if there’s huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us. And if we feel like, ‘OK, there’s a real reason to do this; it’s answering the why then,’ then we’ll do it.”