Whether you like it Obi Wan Kenobi TV series or did it leave you feeling disconnected from the Force of the star wars franchise, it’s interesting to think about the show we could have had. While we heard earlier this week that the show was planning to kill the evil Revaand that the original plan was to make a trilogy of Obi Wan movies, now writer-Producer Stuart Beattie has revealed some of the early plans for the project, and they range from “Oh, cool!” to “You must be shit me.”
In another, much longer interview with youhe leads, Beattie talked about his original plan for the story and all the pretty big stuff that got cut along the way. First and foremost is Commander Cody, the orange-highlighted Stormtrooper who briefly appeared in attack of the clones and was a major character in clone wars cartoon – was going to have a major role as Obi-Wan’s friend on Tatooine. As Beattie said, “So you have these two kinds of old warriors bickering like this old married couple, complaining, ‘God, it was so much better when we had an army behind us,’ you know ?”
One specific scene that was lost when Cody was cut was one of him and Obi-Wan disposing of a bunch of bounty hunter corpses by throwing them into the Sarlacc pit: “My Cody was so much fun. Cody was with Owen and there were bounty hunters who had discovered Obi-Wan… And they had to dispose of the bodies. And so there was just this really funny scene where, you know, what do you do with the bodies on Tatooine and you have to get rid of them? Well, you go out to the local Sarlacc, right? The scene was also supposed to include a mysterious speeder catching the duo in the act, only to turn out to be a completely wasted Jawa to get rid of his own corpse.
Another major scene that was cut was of Obi-Wan having a vision after touching a sacred stone treasured by the refugees, who are said to have worshiped the Force as a goddess. The Jedi would open his eyes to find that he had (apparently) been transported to Mustafar, and…
“And he sees a guy in a dark robe with a red lightsaber, and he’s like, ‘Anakin, Anakin, Anakin!’ And when… the guy in the bathrobe comes up, he raises his lightsaber, you see, it’s Luke. Mark Hamill, 19. And so, Luke attacks him. Obi-Wan and Luke had this lightsaber battle. in mine, which reflected, of course, The Empire Strikes Back… so it was that kind of thing that ends with, you know, Luke, almost killing Obi-Wan, and Obi-Wan is coming out of, you know, the vision, basically, but it’s a vision of the future If Obi-Wan continues to train Luke and put all his guilt on this kid, Luke will turn to the dark side.
And there’s so, so much more that Beattie reveals in the interview, which is definitely worth reading if you want to know the many other things that could have been, for better or for worse. I will say this: IIt would be pretty awesome for Temuera Morrison to show off if Obi Wan Kenobi gets a second season. However, when it comes to choosing between Cody and a drunken Jawa, I choose Drunk Jawa every time.
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