A Star Wars Fan Just Fixed Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Michileen Martin | Published

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Star Wars fandom tends to be the like Tony Sopranos mom from The Sopranos — if it’s not complaining, it’s because they must be sleeping. Such was certainly the case with the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The show wound up being incredibly divisive, with half of fans enjoying the return of Ewan McGregor to his signature role, and the other half seemingly disappointed that the series wasn’t a six-hour duel between Obi-Wan and Vader with the ghost of Qui-Gonn cheering in the background and making multiple extended universe references for no reason. So, one fan has stepped in to “fix” the series with his own edit.

As reported by Variety, TikTokker Kai Patterson took it upon himself to re-edit Obi-Wan Kenobi into a two and a half hour movie. In a video, Patterson wrote that he thought the Star Wars series “suffered from things that were easily fixable in the script and in the edit.” The Disney+ show, he opines, was hurt by “awkward pacing, whole scenes that ultimately amounted to nothing, goofy dialogue and directing choices.” So, he created Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Patterson Cut, because if there’s one thing we know, it’s that when someone goes back and re-edits a Star Wars story, it’s always received well. You can see his TikTok about his cut below.

@kaipattersonfilms If you’re interested in seeing my movie version of the show let me know in the comments! #obiwankenobi #obiwan #starwars #reedit #movieedit #kenobi #fixingkenobi #fixed #editor ♬ original sound – Kai Patterson

Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Patterson Cut is available for viewing on Patterson’s own website, where the TikTokker makes sure to insist that fans not view his re-edit unless they’re already paying for a Disney+ subscription. We’re not sure exactly what Patterson chose to cut out of the series, though it likely had to be a lot to get six hours down to two and a half. We can’t help but wonder what he did with that scene that has Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame chasing after the young Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair), which had many fans complaining that the villains weren’t running as fast as they could; presumably because they were hoping the villains would kick Leia into a ditch and trample her to death.

Of course, there may be someone who is thrilled to see the Star Wars series become a Star Wars movie. The story we see in Obi-Wan Kenobi was actually taken from work done on what was supposed to be a trilogy of movies focusing on Ewan McGregor as the eponymous hero. Screenwriter Stuart Beattie recently opened up about it, explaining he worked on it for about a year and a half, but that the project was scrapped when 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office.

If you’re not interested in Patterson’s re-edit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, then a little less than two months from now you’ll have the next Disney+ Star Wars series, Andor, to enjoy. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Cassian Andor — originated in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — to tell the story of how he becomes the man we met in the 2016 prequel. Luna will be reunited with Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera. The series will also star Stellan Skarsgård, Adira Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw. It premieres on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 31.