The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi finished the story it was telling. Still, even with all the plot holes closed and questioned answered, the creators are open for making another season.
Each part of the series has been an absolute joy to watch. The production team clearly put their hearts and souls into making the show a masterpiece. While the Star Wars fandom is one of the most difficult to satisfy, it seems Kenobi is rather enjoyed among most of them.
Throughout the show we observed Obi-Wan’s character development, watching him grow from a broken, hopeless war veteran back to the Jedi Master he once was. His growth into the character appearing in A New Hope (1977, dir. George Lucas) has been most satisfying to witness. The fantastic storytelling made this transition not only realistic, but hopeful and uplifting as well. Accompanied by Obi-Wan’s own theme composed by John Williams, and Natalie Holt’s emotional score, the story has been thrilling to watch.
The thing that strikes in Part VI is cinematography. Such beautiful shots have rarely been seen in the show after episode one. The finale depicts mind-blowing scenery accompanied by classic Star Wars themes. However, one scene in particular might be forcing the viewer to turn up their screen brightness. Allow this reviewer to indulge themselves with a personal comment comparing a fight scene from Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part VI to season eight, episode three of Game of Thrones – The Long Night (2019, dir. Miguel Sapochnik) as I say this: I couldn’t see sh*t.
If not for the lightsabers, most of the final battle would probably be too dark to see clearly. However, whoever worked on lighting this episode, while having made some deeply questionable choices, did have their moment too.
The way the crimson red and ocean blue lightsabers emanate their colours onto the character’s faces makes the battle scene look like purgatory itself. Blood red fighting sky blue and mixing into purple. Hell versus heaven, Sith versus Jedi, Vader versus Kenobi. Purple is meant to symbolise power and ambition, but also wisdom and peace. Both ways of the Sith, and the Jedi. The tension that changing lighting manages to create, while also mixing symbolism with Star Wars lore is simply otherworldly.
It is as epic as it is nostalgic to be able to see Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader once again after all these years. The actors themselves have said in an interview with LADbible TV they were thrilled to be working again with each other and come back as their beloved characters.
Regarding a possible continuation to the story Ewan McGregor, who besides starring as the titular character also acted as an executive producer, stated in interviews with RadioTimes.com and Entertainment Weekly he would like to make another season.
Lucasfilm president and Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s executive producer Kathleen Kennedy told Entertainment Tonight that even though the show was meant as a limited series, they would be open for a new instalment.
Hayden Christensen also expressed an interest in returning as Darth Vader.
As of now, there are no certain news about season two, but with the huge attention the show is getting, it might simply be a matter of time until we see the fan favourite Jedi Master again.
All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming exclusively on Disney+.
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