The Skywalker Saga might be over, but it's clear that there are still story beats that have yet to be unearthed. That being said, an upcoming Disney+ series in the form of Obi-Wan Kenobi will further shed some light on the narrative through the perspective of the titular Jedi Knight.
Directed by The Mandalorian 's Deborah Chow , the limited series will see the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it will revolve around the time when he watched over a young Luke Skywalker in Tatooine . On top of that, the show will also feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, setting the stage for a potential rematch between the two former friends .
Aside from the main premise of Obi-Wan Kenobi, other plot details are still being kept under wraps, but fans do know that the show will showcase a massive ensemble of stars.
Now, it seems that a major figure from the prequels will also join Obi-Wan's next adventure.
QUI-GON JINN'S CAMEO TEASED
Reddit user ScoutTheTrooper uncovered evidence that Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn will appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.
As pointed out by Reddit user NumidianPrime, an excerpt from Skywalker: A Family At War , a fictional biography about the Skywalkers that is canon to the saga, revealed that it took Qui-Gon Jinn ten years to become a Force Ghost.
The full excerpt can be seen below:
“Before he and Yoda had parted ways, the old Jedi revealed that Obi-Wan's beloved master Qui-Gon Jinn had returned from the netherworld of the Force, manifesting his concious mind even after death. It took 10 years, but eventually Obi-Wan was able to commune with his dearest friend, resurrected within the cosmic Force. “
Given that Obi-Wan Kenobi is confirmed to take place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith , it's reasonable to assume that this could be a tease at Jinn's Force Ghost appearance in the Disney+ series.
QUI-GON WILL PROPEL OBI-WAN'S ARC
Ever since the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was announced, the appearance of Qui-Gon Jinn became a hot topic among Star Wars fans. This latest piece of evidence should boost fan speculation even more while also dialing hype for the upcoming Disney+ series.
In Star Wars canon, it makes narrative sense for Qui-Gon to appear, especially after it was heavily teased during Revenge of the Sith .
During the conversation about the next steps for Luke and Leia, Yoda told Obi-Wan that he will have training while in “solitude” in Tatooine, revealing that his “old master” has returned from the “netherworld of the Force:”
Yoda: "In your solitude on Tatooine, training I have for you."
Yoda: "An old friend has been the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force, your old master."
Yoda: "How to commune with him, I will teach you..."
In many ways, it's safe to say that Obi-Wan Kenobi will showcase the reunion of the two friends, and it will be interesting to see how it will go down. To this day, Qui-Gon serves as an important piece of Obi-Wan's journey, and it would be fitting for the character to give his mentee some words of advice on how to move forward and protect Luke.
After all, Obi-Wan considers Anakin's turn to the Dark Side one of his greatest failures, and a helping hand in the form of Qui-Gon will be essential for the character's evolution before A New Hope .
In addition, the Force Ghost technique is one of the intriguing elements in Star Wars lore, and it looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi will be given the chance to finally show a deep dive about it.
Overall, the inclusion of Qui-Gon is no doubt a welcome sight for Obi-Wan Kenobi since it gives a sense of nostalgia for fans while also helping the titular character reach his pinnacle.