Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Takes Canon ‘Very, Very Seriously,’ Writer Says

Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold has apparently hinted that any plot holes or canon inconsistencies will be ironed out before the Disney Plus series ends.

Several Star Wars debates have erupted thanks to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, namely that Leia apparently doesn’t reference (or remember) her extended time with the Jedi Master before A New Hope.

Talk to Weekly entertainment (opens in a new tab) of Leia’s recorded video message in Episode 4 feeling a bit too formal considering what happened over a decade earlier, Harold said, “We’ve talked about it a lot. And we’re expecting can’t wait for the show to air in its entirety so hopefully all questions will be fully answered so it’s hard to answer some of these questions half way through but yeah all i can say , is that we’re very aware of that, and the canon. And it’s a massive team, Lucasfilm, so we’re all very aware of all the choices that are made.”

Then there’s the pale-skinned elephant in the room. Rupert Friend’s Grand Inquisitor was apparently killed in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s second episode at the hands (and lightsaber) of Moses Ingram’s Reva. It was a moment that sparked controversy, not least because the character is believed to survive until the events of the Star Wars: Rebels animated series.

Again, Harold urged patience. “We take cannon very, very seriously,” Harold said. “And there are many, many people behind the scenes who are prioritizing that. So we have that in mind, and by the time this is all over, everything should be in place.”

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