Writer Obi-Wan Kenobi Addresses Darth Vader Clash Continuity

Obi Wan Kenobi spoilers follow.

Obi Wan Kenobi showed us what our titular Jedi hero did in between Revenge of the Sith and A new hopeand some plot points have star wars fans spin more than Anakin Skywalker in a Naboo Starfighter.

On the Disney+ show, Obi-Wan met Leia (apart from when she was literally just born) and had a confrontation with Darth Vader. Fans are unsure if this contradicts A new hopeseeing as Leia’s message seemed quite impersonal and Vader said, “When I left you, I was just the learner.”

While people wonder if the series is treading on the toes of that first movie, head writer and executive producer Joby Harold has no such doubts.


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“There was no line in A new hope who said we couldn’t,” he said. The Hollywood Reporter. “You could say that the Obi-Wan ‘from a certain point of view’ stuff is obviously revisionist storytelling compared to the original trilogy, or that’s another way of saying there are gray areas and things we don’t know.

“There is nothing wrong with uncovering the past and its truths in storytelling, so it never felt wrong to me. [original trilogy] makes more sense now.”

He added: “If you came to the set star wars fresh storytelling world and watched it throughout Episode Iit would seem like a natural connection between these two trilogies.”

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While serving as a bridge between the films, the series also tied into the game Jedi: Fallen Order and, in the last episode, had a heartbreaking cry at The Clone Wars TV series.

Obi Wan Kenobi now streaming new episodes every week on Disney+broadcast on Wednesdays. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker saga are available on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K now, as well as Disney+.

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