Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Theory Teases An Obi-Wan Return


As we all know, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring to an end the legendary saga George Lucas set off in 1977. In the four decades since its creation, fans have reveled in technological innovation, gifted storytelling, and brilliantly memorable characters – many of whom we’ve had to learn to say goodbye to.

J.J. Abrams, the director behind the highly-anticipated finale, has seemed to make it his purpose to make the Star Wars community proud – especially when it comes to paying homage to the past films. So far, we already know that two icons from the Original Trilogy – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian, and Ian McDiarmid’s eerie Emperor Palpatine – will be making their big screen returns, and Luke Skywalker, who’d died in 2017’s The Last Jedi, will also be coming back as a Force ghost.

But maybe there’ll be more?

A rumor from a couple of weeks ago suggested that the climax of the film may involve a battle of these Force ghosts. But having not shown up at all for the last two Star Wars movies, fans might find it a bit strange should the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and possibly even Anakin Skywalker appear out of nowhere.

A new theory (via Reddit) has been brought up, however, that makes a cameo with old masters more realistic – and potentially more touching. You can check it out for yourself below:

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we get to see Ewan McGregor’s Kenobi teaching Rey lightsaber techniques? I was thinking to an episode of Rebels where Ahsoka and Ezra are watching an Anakin technique tutorial with a Holocron, and I was thinking about in the Canon comics where it was mentioned that Kenobi had done something similar for Luke to learn and had left recordings in his cabin. So…a quick scene of Rey watching him do some cool combat stuff would be a fun easter egg. Thoughts?

Well, in a world where crystals can cast deadly weapons and you can control people with the wave of your hand, anything can happen, right? But this theory seems especially plausible. Plus it’d provide an avenue for some of our favorite heroes to possibly make one last appearance before this chapter of Star Wars is closed forever. Who knows? Maybe there’s an entire archive of training recordings available? Maybe Obi-Wan held onto ones from Qui-Gon?!

But we want to know what your thoughts are. Does this prediction hold any weight? Or is it just another worthless rambling? Shoot us a comment down below, though you won’t have any way of confirming your guesses until Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this December.

Source: Express