10 Reasons Why It Was Never a Good Idea to Make Obi-Wan Season 2

Though the chances of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 are dwindling, Ewan McGregor may still harbor hopes for it. Disney has already revealed that the show will be available in physical form as a Collector’s Edition that is marketed as a comprehensive collection. This indicates that Disney has subtly abandoned plans to market a Season two.

Normally, there would be a huge commotion in the event of a quiet Star Wars cancellation, particularly if it included a project featuring the beloved Obi-Wan. Surprisingly, though, Obi-Wan’s character and Star Wars might benefit from the cancellation. Even though it was entertaining to watch a show about his exile, Season 2 is superfluous.

10. The First Season Had Little Direction

  • The overall plot of the show was largely unguided, which resulted in its constant meandering.

Admittedly, Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1 was dull. The pacing was a little erratic because the show required a lot of setup to make Obi-Wan leave his position on Tatooine. Upon Obi-Wan’s successful rescue of the young Princess Leia, the remainder of the show’s narrative was somewhat fabricated.

Numerous plots that seem needless and confusingly entwine throughout the entire show. A second season would only make that issue worse since Luke’s protection took up all of a weaker Obi-Wan’s life. It will always be difficult to get him to stop being with the boy, which will contribute to his regrettable aimlessness. His life was not particularly interesting because it was too boring.

9. Many Episodes Already Had Too Much Filler

  • Despite having a main plot, the narrative was padded out with unnecessary beats.

Expanding Obi-Wan Kenobi’s storyline into a limited series meant too much filler, since it could have easily been made into a movie. The entire scene in which Obi-Wan and Vader first met was unnecessary filler because it addressed issues that never needed to be addressed. Rather than confronting his padawan with rage, he just walks away without saying anything.

There are numerous side stories in the show that serve only to divert Obi-Wan and Leia from the main story. One could have easily spent ninety minutes exploring Leia’s rescue and Obi-Wan’s bond with her. A six-episode series allowed far too much room for needless extra characters and adventures.

8. The Star Wars Universe Needs To Expand

  • The Skywalker Saga must no longer be the center of the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars’ obsession with the Skywalker Saga is its main flaw. For ages, Anakin and his lineage have ruled the galaxy as rebels, princesses, and conquerors. Sadly, the majority of that focus has served as a diversion from the rest of the galaxy and its inhabitants.

Though even Din’s story too frequently intersects with the Skywalker characters, the Mandalorian has provided some insight into life beyond the Skywalker line. Rather than extending the universe beyond those characters, an Obi-Wan Kenobi show would retell the Skywalker Saga. Disney needs to get away from making the universe feel uncomfortable small by focusing so much on such a small cast. Those projects would lose resources as a result of Season 2.

7. Obi-Wan Introduces Too Many Plot Holes

  • The original trilogy is continuously at odds with the Obi-Wan Kenobi storyline.

Plot holes abound in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Some characters, such as the Grand Inquisitor, ought to have passed away long ago by the time the show began. In addition, the characters frequently exhibit odd behavior that is at odds with how they behaved in the first three films and even in the current series.

Even though they had the chance to destroy one of the last major threats to their lives, Vader and Obi-Wan frequently let each other down. It also defies logic that Leia would be so devoted to Obi-Wan given that, by the time Star Wars: A New Hope opens, she has never really met him. Even though Leia’s force sensitivity is well-known, Obi-Wan ignores it.

6. More Characters Deserve Spin-Offs

  • More unrelated characters need to play major roles in order to expand the universe.

If more Star Wars television series are produced, they should concentrate on characters who haven’t gotten enough attention thus far. Andor attained great recognition on a global scale and concentrated on a minor character in the larger scheme of the galaxy. Such programs would make it possible to respect and investigate other spheres of the cosmos.

Over the years, Obi-Wan has already gotten a lot of attention. The films Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars depict every aspect of his life. While it may have been an attempt to provide Star Wars fans with fan service, the character’s additional content feels unnecessary and adds nothing to the universe. At least Ahsoka has provided additional information about a previously unknown aspect of her life. In contrast, Obi-Wan doesn’t offer much.

5. Obi-Wan’s Story is Already Well Developed

  • Anything added after the natural points that define the beginning and end of Obi-Wan’s story is just filler.

The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi is already incredibly well-developed. Its beginning and end are inscribed in stone, and the path between them has been given the same level of focus. Every gap in his narrative has been addressed, and all unresolved issues have been resolved.

It doesn’t really benefit Obi-Wan’s character to have his story continued in a TV show. The remaining components that were added in Obi-Wan Kenobi are merely decorative. The character never witnesses anything that radically alters his perception of reality. It was already known that he felt emotionally estranged from Vader and that Anakin had turned into Vader. It is not necessary to disclose how that occurred because the emotional impact was previously discussed. It simply served no higher purpose.

4. The Show Ruins the Themes of Obi-Wan’s Exile

  • After Order 66, Obi-Wan was meant to be lost and alone in exile.

The purpose of Obi-Wan’s banishment is to give the Jedi some alone time to reflect on his mistakes. He is left with the terrible realization that he failed both Anakin and the Jedi Order overall after Order 66. His fictitious relationship with a boy who hardly ever pays him attention is the only thing brightening this terrible time.

Tragic events plague Obi-Wan’s life, and Tatooine is supposed to provide him with the space to think back on them. For him, meeting Leia marked the beginning of light during a period of darkness, but more seasons would bring far too much light into that period. He sits and waits for Luke to find him, so a potential spoiler for Season 2 could be that it undermines the themes of his time on Tatooine.

3. Obi-Wan Has No Reason To Leave Luke

  • Obi-Wan was inspired to flee by Leia’s capture, but anything else that takes him away from Luke will seem forced.

The only thing that could plausibly have lured Obi-Wan away from Luke for a prolonged period of time was the fact that Leia had been taken. He was committed to living in perpetual exile on Tatooine. He had an excuse to leave after Leia was taken, but he would always come back.

It makes sense that Obi-Wan would pursue Anakin’s daughter in a six-episode series. But by Season 2, it’s just plain ridiculous. Leia’s involvement would become less significant in subsequent seasons. Since viewers already know she survives to see A New Hope, the stakes are already low. There would have to be another motive for Obi-Wan to turn away from Luke’s side if there were to be suitable stakes. Actually, not really, with Maul dead.

2. Joining the Timelines is an Impossible Challenge

  • The difficulty of reconciling the Star Wars timeline will increase with each additional scene.

The Star Wars canon gets more intricate with each new work of fiction produced in the interim between the prequels and the sequel trilogy. The same contradictory plots must be centered around in every film and television program. It’s getting to be a more complex place, and all of these overlapping stories, particularly the ones about the Skywalker Saga, are taking up more and more room.

There are only 19 years that separate A New Hope from Revenge of the Sith. It’s hard to avoid crossovers with shows like Rebels when you choose to keep the focus on the same characters when there are a galaxy’s worth of stories to discover. Plotting around those elements while adhering to the current Star Wars timeline becomes more challenging when Obi-Wan makes an appearance in Star Wars Rebels.

1. Leia’s Actor Aged Out of the Role

  • Vivien Lyra Blair has outgrown her role as Leia in the years since the film was first released.

The main problem with Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 is that Vivien Lyra Blair was unable to return for a second season. Blair was eight or nine years old in 2021 when she began filming. She is eleven years old now, and since the decision about the upcoming season has taken a long time, it is likely that she will continue to age out of the role.

Blair might very well be 13 years old by the time of filming, which would rapidly surpass the show’s timeline. It would be even more strange if Leia had been older and had never remembered their relationship from the first series. Blair should be given more credit and involvement even though Leia could be completely replaced or recast because of how important her role was in the production.

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