Star Wars has always distinguished itself by introducing new stories, characters, and worlds through non-movie content. In fact, many consider it to be off the big screen that the franchise has its greatest potential — narratively speaking. With the series of Obi-Wan Kenobi en route, Lucasfilm aims to delve even deeper into legendary Jedi. But not only in the production of Disney Plus, also in written works.
During this week, the company announced new novels which aim to delve into stories that did not have space in feature films. Have you ever wondered how the Obi-Wan Kenobi’s beginnings as Padawan? While in the prequel trilogy we saw him follow in Qui-Gon Jinn’s footsteps to becoming a Jedi Master, there is a previous stage that would have been interesting to know.
Padawan, the novel by Kirsten White, will fill that narrative gap. Its launch is planned for July 2022, so it will arrive before the series starring Ewan McGregor. According to the description, they will tell us about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s conflict by Qui-Gon Jinn’s peculiar learning method.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s initial concern
Interestingly, while other young men are trained through real missions, Obi-Wan Kenobi remains a mere observer. This doesn’t help him much in his quest to become the best Padawan possible. Nevertheless, everything will change after an adventure where he will have to fend for himself without the mentorship of your experienced teacher. The novel will also touch on Qui-Gon’s curiosity to explore the Force.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi really wants to be a good Padawan. The best Padawan, indeed. But that feels increasingly impossible with his new master, Qui-Gon Jinn. All of Obi-Wan’s friends are training to be true Jedi. , gaining experience doing missions, while he’s still on Coruscant, practicing and silently contemplating. Ever since Qui-Gon’s former master, Dooku, left the Order, it seems that Qui-Gon has been too busy trying to connect with the Force or arguing with the Jedi Council to properly train your Padawan.
When Obi-Wan finally convinces Qui-Gon to take him on a mission to a remote planet that was once explored by an ancient Jedi, his master does not appear during the morning they must leave, so Obi-Wan ventures out alone. Upon arriving on the mysterious and lush planet, he encounters a group of teenagers without adult supervision, all of whom seem to have some connection to the Force. Free from the constraints of the Order, Obi-Wan joins them on their daring adventures, but his Padawan side continues to question the teenagers’ strange relationship with the Force and the green planet around them, and all that. This could mean for your future. Obi-Wan will test the limits of his relationship with the Jedi and the Force in this exciting and moving exploration of one of Star Wars’ most enduring heroes.
If you’re a Star Wars and Obi-Wan Kenobi fan, you can’t miss Padawan for the world. Additionally, your content may be relevant to future Star Wars productions. Other novels announced were Stories of Jedi and Sith, Shadow of the Sith and Brotherhood. Be careful with the latter, because it will take us to the moment when Anakin Skywalker becomes a Jedi Knight.