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Kenobi Movie Confirmed - What do we know about the setting?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:20 pm
by Havard
How old is Luke at the beginning of A New Hope? 16-17?

Anyway, that is how many years we have between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, where Obi Wan goes from being young and healthy and Ewan McGregor-lilke to resembing an aging Sir Alec Guiness.

So, with the Kenobi movie finally being officially Greenlit, what do we know about the setting this movie will be taking place in?

Of course, this is the pre-Rebellion Era and we already have Rebels, Rogue One and (soon) Solo: A Star Wars Story to give us additional insight into this era, as well as lots of EU related material.

There is no reason why Kenobi would stay at Tatooine the entire time of course, but I would imagine at least some of the action takes place there. Its a bit disappointing that the Prequels made it clear that Tatooine stayed more or less the same through the entire Star Wars Saga. If anything, the Empire actually made things better with at least some law enforcement rather than leaving the Hutts to run everything. Im not sure, but I think perhaps slavery may even have been outlawed by the Empire? Perhaps we will at least see the Empire's invasion of Tatooine and Jabba making some kind of deal with them. Would Kenobi have been involved in any of this?

Does Pre Rebellion Tatooine make for an interesting RPG setting?

-Havard

Re: Kenobi Movie Confirmed - What do we know about the setting?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:44 pm
by Nate Christen
The novel Kenobi was one of my favorite at the end of the old canon, before the Disney buyout turned all of that into Legends. It provided a good story, with Obi-Wan becoming embroiled in a conflict between hardscrabble settlers trying to make a living, in conflict with Jabba the Hutt's goons. All the while, of course, Obi-Wan had to conceal the fact that he's a Jedi, and make sure nobody discovered just why he was sticking around Tatooine.

Of course, I don't think the movie would use that particular story.

The Clone Wars cartoon did establish a romantic interest between him and Duchess Satine of Mandalore, which is an angle that could be further explored.

-Nate

Re: Kenobi Movie Confirmed - What do we know about the setting?

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 am
by The Dark
Luke's 19 at the Battle of Yavin, so that's the length of time we have. From Star Wars #7 (2015), Obi-Wan was on Tatooine when Luke was 8-9 years old - this may be the same story from "Kenobi" (which I haven't read). Events from Rebels have him there 2 years before Yavin (when Luke was 17), when Maul chased Ezra to Tatooine. Other than those two periods in time, I don't think there's anything about what Kenobi did during the gap.