Star Wars Leak Reveals Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Abandons Luke In Disney+ Show

By Klein Felt Updated:
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Obi-Wan Kenobi looms on the horizon like the twin suns of Tatooine, yet fans have not seen a second of footage from the upcoming Disney+ series. The streaming miniseries launches on May 25 of this year, and it will bring the return of two Star Wars Prequel-era stalwarts in Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. Both will be reprising their roles as Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker in what has been teased as the rematch of the century. 

Other than these two appearing in the project, there is still relatively little known about the actual plot of Kenobi. It's confirmed that the plot will take place sometime between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and will incorporate the Jedi-hunting inquisitors, who made their back debut in Star Wars Rebels.

Other than that, it has been reported that Luke and Leia will play a key role in Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the exact specifics of that have yet to be revealed. However, new information has seemingly revealed at least in part how the Skywalker twins will influence the happenings of the Disney+ series. 

More Kenobi Details Emerge

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According to MakingStarWarst, plot details from Obi-Wan Kenobi have emerged revealing why Ewan McGregor's Jedi Master has to leave Tatooine (and thus Luke) in the upcoming series. 

Supposedly, Kenobi will be forced to go off-world from the desert planet he has made his home after he is tracked down by fellow Jedi Nari. Nari and Kenobi's presence on the planet causes the Jedi-killing inquisitor Reva to sense the two, meaning that by remaining on Tatooine, Obi-Wan is actually putting young Luke in danger. 

Nari does not know why the Jedi master is on the planet. However, after Kenobi is called by Bail Organa to help in a mission to save Leia, he realizes it would be far safer for him to leave Luke for a bit than to stay on Tatooine and watch over young Skywalker. 

Aside from these plot details, MakingStarWars does also note that Obi-Wan will make contact with Luke's Uncle Owen at some point in the series, offering a gift to the boy. Owen, of course, refuses and Obi-Wan is forced to continue watching from afar. 

Taking Risks With Master Obi-Wan

Obi-Wan Kenobi was never one to take a risk, but it seems as though he is going to have to take a pretty big one in his upcoming Disney+ series. Since the rumors of Luke and Leia's inclusion in the project surfaced months ago, fans have wondered how exactly the two youngsters would play into the actual plot of the series. 

Well, it seems as though audiences may have their first look at exactly that. While Luke may be in the series in some capacity, this is starting to feel like it is a story that is much more focused on his bun-sporting twin sister. 

Judging from these new plot details, this could be the case of Obi-Wan Kenobi starting and finishing on Tatooine, but with fans spending fairly little time on the desert planet during the bulk of the upcoming miniseries. , probably what will happen is that by the second or third episode of the Ewan McGregor-starring epic, viewers will be whisked off Tatooine and onto this adventure to save the young princess

It is here where Obi-Wan (and in turn, this new Nari character) will butt up against the likes of the Inquisitors, the Empire, and perhaps Darth Vader himself. However, with Kenobi back watching over Luke by the time A New Hope begins, the end of this series will likely see the aging Jedi master travel back to his new home and settle back into hermit life. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to debut on Disney+ on May 25. 

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.