Written by Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom), and with art by Ario Anindito (The High Republic), this series will follow Obi-Wan during the last days of his life as he recalls what his life once was before he was exiled to Tatooine and assigned the duty of watching over Luke Skywalker.
Each issue of the series will highlight a point in Obi-Wan’s life. Cantwell has confirmed that classic characters connected to Obi-Wan will naturally be featured, such as Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, and more.
“What I love about Obi-Wan is that he is so much a character of patience and fortitude,” Cantwell told StarWars.com. “He holds out hope and keeps that flame going even in the darkest times. He lost his Master, his best friend…he’s experienced a lot of grief. But he pushes forward. He waits on Tatooine for decades. He is the Buddhist concept of kshanti — patience — personified. He is able to hold onto the glimmers of light amidst the cloak of darkness. Every issue thematically deals with his ability to do that as a person.”
Cantwell continues on by saying, “The frame story of the entire series takes place just weeks before A New Hope begins. So here’s Obi-Wan, waiting and sensing that things are about to drastically change. There is going to be some culmination of his destiny. And — just like what happens for us all when we face some of our greatest challenges — he is really wrestling with it internally. It’s this wrestling that is in fact causing him to reflect on his past. He’s searching for strength and wisdom he’s gained over his lifetime, wanting it to reinforce his readiness to face his fate.”
The Star Wars miniseries is set to release in May 2022, right alongside the premiere of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, which follows Obi-Wan during his early days on Tatooine. Very little has been released about the new Disney+ series but one thing is for certain—a lot of questions that many Star Wars fans have had for decades now will likely be answered in the streaming series, the comic book miniseries, or both.
Marvel’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 and the Disney+ series will release in May 2022.
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