26 August 2017

“Lucasfilm Announces A New Obi-Wan Kenobi Film”

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I am a huge fan of Star Wars. Back when I was a kid, I remember my dad had this Betamax video of The Empire Strikes Back. And we would watch it almost every Saturday morning. After a while technology developed a bit further and l and behold, our dad would let us watch Return of the Jedi in full graphic Laserdisc quality! Yeah, you heard me right, Laserdisc! Big as a giant plate and shiny as stainless steel!

Years would pass and our Star Wars cravings would be filled by X-Wing VS TIE Fighter, Star Wars Fiction, Gran Admiral Thrawn, the prequel trilogy, and most recently The Force Awakens! The fandom just does not die out! And this week I received a bit of news that made me especially happy, my favorite Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, would be having his solo standalone film!

Obi-Wan was a great character to look up to. He had strong moral principles, he’s a mentor figure, and the first real Jedi we saw in the films. Alec Guinness played him first in the iconic role. And then another favorite actor of mine by the name of Ewan McGregor followed suit! But who would play Old Ben Kenobi in this new film? I have a few ideas…                            

1. STILL Ewan McGregor

You can’t beat the original, and he’s still young enough for a trilogy series to be made about the man named as General Obi-Wan Kenobi.

2. Tom Cavanagh

He’s a great as the mentor to The Flash in the CW series, I think he would be a great choice.

3. Harry Styles

Harry Styles was great in Dunkirk, and with the correct direction, the former One Direction star could make a great young Jedi in the making.

 

What do you think? The Last Jedi is showing this December. And we will get the next installment of the Star Wars story. I hope they make the next Obi-Wan film a reality soon!

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