One of the best parts of Star Wars: Ahsoka so far has been seeing the sheer amount of love for past animated Star Wars projects like The Clone Wars and Rebels. The flashback in episode five featuring a teenage Ahsoka (Ariana Greenblatt) and her mentor Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) during the Clone Wars sent fans into the stratosphere. Seeing Clone Wars-era Anakin as a hologram in episode seven just fueled the demand even more. Many fans created some incredible fan art. Some are even calling for a full live-action “remake” of The Clone Wars series, which, in our opinion, is totally unnecessary. However, flashbacks to the Clone Wars would solve a big problem: how to crack Obi-Wan Kenobi season two. A second season is not in the works as far as we know. However, if it was, the Clone Wars is right there.
Season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi Should Be a Flashback Clone Wars Adventure
The first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi saw the long-awaited rematch of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Set 10 years after Revenge of Sith, and nine before A New Hope, it reunited actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen after 17 years. And based on comments made by both actors since, they are itching to do it all again. But how? Another rematch between Ben and Vader would cheapen their final showdown in A New Hope. So why not do a season of Obi-Wan Kenobi that, at least primarily, takes place during the events of the Clone Wars?
A flashback season would allow McGregor and Christensen to act together as more than adversaries. We only really saw them as friends and allies in live-action in the first half of Revenge of the Sith. In Attack of the Clones, their Master and Padawan relationship was much more prickly.
Of course, if it’s Obi-Wan Kenobi season two, then the story would have to center on Obi-Wan. But there could easily have been an adventure we didn’t know about during the Clone Wars that was formative to Obi-Wan. Depending on when the episodes were set, we could also possibly get a live-action version of Obi-Wan’s great love, the Duchess Satine Kryze. There’s a tremendous opportunity there to get Ewan McGregor to explore a part of Obi-Wan that he never got a chance to in live-action—the romantic hero.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Could Have a Post-Season 1 Framing Device
There could even be an opportunity to make the series a sort of sequel to the first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We think it would really push it to have Obi-Wan leave Tatooine during exile again for another adventure. However, it would be interesting if adult Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) came to him. It’s never been confirmed, either on Ahsoka or Star Wars Rebels, if Ahsoka ever found out Obi-Wan Kenobi was still alive. While he wasn’t her master, the two were friends. And her ally in the early rebellion, Bail Organa, does know where Obi-Wan is. Bail might have cause to tell her, forcing her to seek him out. An Ahsoka and Obi-Wan reunion set before the time of Rebels could be a framing device for an excellent flashback tale.
Of course, such a season could scratch a lot of Star Wars fan’s “pie in the sky” wants off the list. We could see a live-action Asajj Ventress at last. Samuel L. Jackson has long wanted to play Mace Windu again, and has been pretty public about it. This could allow for it in a way that doesn’t undo his death scene in Revenge of the Sith. Heck, why not throw in Master Yoda as well? The list of prequel-era characters served better by The Clone Wars animated series is long.
Of course, the biggest obstacle would be the sheer amount of digital de-aging. And Star Wars has a spotty track record with this. But if they can figure out a way to make it happen and look decent enough? We think fans would overlook some imperfections here and there. In the end, it’s really all about getting the characters together. And in that respect, we think Obi-Wan Kenobi season two can deliver in a way that would make Star Wars fandom jump with joy.