Luke Skywalker is an incredibly important character in the Star Wars universe, but he doesn’t come into the picture until well after the Jedi Order has fallen and the Empire has tightened its grip on the galaxy. Luckily for him, he has a guardian angel of sorts, a warrior whom the galaxy presumes dead: former Jedi Master and Order 66 survivor Obi-Wan Kenobi. And now, with the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi on the horizon, you can bet that we will be seeing more of the powerful Jedi and his blissfully oblivious charge sooner rather than later. As exciting as this is, there will need to be some tact involved here, and we will explain why later in the piece.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor gave a vague answer when asked if the show’s screen tests involved a young Luke Skywalker. “That’s very possible,” he said with a grin. “I don’t know.” Does that mean we are getting young Luke Skywalker in the upcoming series? His coy answer could definitely point to either yes or no, and he was probably very aware of that when he said it. That being said, this is mere speculation at this point. But it does have us curious.
Star Wars Rebels, which takes place five years before the events of A New Hope, dedicated an episode to showing us what Obi-Wan has been up to since the events of Revenge of the Sith. And yes, that included watching over a young Luke Skywalker. Will we get more information so we can fill in those blanks? We can only hope!
If Disney and Lucasfilm do actually want Luke Skywalker to be involved in the Obi-Wan series in some capacity, then they likely will need to do so in a way that ensures the two never meet. Or, at the very least, never talk. In A New Hope, it appears that Luke is aware of Obi-Wan’s presence but does not seem to know him, meaning that any kind of extended interaction between the two before the fact would possibly break continuity.
Aside from the possibility that Luke Skywalker will be in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, we have plenty of confirmed news that should have Star Wars fanatics clamoring for more content. For one, we are definitely getting a series centered around fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano. We are also getting a Cassian Andor-centric show, aptly titled Andor. And all of that comes even before mentioning that the highly anticipated Clone Wars spin-off The Bad Batch is scheduled to land on Disney+ on May 4. On the rumored side of things, we may even be getting a Darth Revan Disney+ series. So yeah, it is an amazing time to be a Star Wars fan.
You can find out if Luke Skywalker will be involved in the Obi-Wan Kenobi show when the series premieres in the somewhat near future. Filming just started earlier this month, so it will be a bit before we hear anything else concrete.