New ‘Clone Wars’ Toy Could Hint at a Special Cameo within the Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in

With the success of The Mandalorian and Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, tv future path for Star Wars. This result in the event of upcoming exhibits about Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Naturally many rumors got here up concerning the Obi-Wan’s collection. And a brand new toy launch may trace at these fan wishes. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in 'The Clone Wars' Season 7.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in ‘The Clone Wars’ Season 7 | Disney+/Lucasfilm

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New ‘Star Wars’ toys present live-action variations of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ 

The Direct reported on July 20 that the corporate Hot Toys had an fascinating product reveal. Slideshow Collectibles launched photographs of recent Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi figures.

Hot Toys focuses on reasonable collectible figurines, so these two new merchandise appear to be Hayden Christensen’s Anakin and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan, nearly recent out of Revenge of the Sith. However, they’re sporting the well-known armor their characters use within the animated collection, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

That’s been a long-time query: why did these characters have armor in The Clone Wars however not in Revenge of the Sith? The sensible reply is that the collection got here after the prequels. The third movie didn’t outwardly adhere to a whole lot of what occurred within the present as a result of it wasn’t made but.

But now that these collectible figurines mix the live-action actors and the animated characters’ armor, it strengthens some rumors which have been floating round. 

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This coincides with a rumor about ‘Clone Wars’ flashbacks within the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection

While Hot Toys isn’t immediately concerned in Star Wars marketed merchandise, it’s a licensed vendor. This might very simply simply be a enjoyable, imaginative solution to design these well-known characters. However, while you have a look at the current rumors surrounding the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, it’s nearly a bit too excellent. 

On July 18, ScreenRant reported a rumor from Kessel Run Transmissions that instructed there will probably be Clone Wars flashback scenes within the Obi-Wan collection. So far, McGregor is the one actor coming back from the prequels to reprise his function. 

But even earlier than July 18, there have been rumblings that Disney and Lucasfilm needed to get Christensen concerned, as effectively, to reprise his function of Anakin. The extent of this cameo (or extra) clearly isn’t recognized as a result of it’s only a rumor. 

But with the launch of those new toys, it strengthens the cameo theories. 

Before The Clone Wars flashbacks had been introduced up, followers thought that perhaps Christensen’s Anakin might come again in visions or goals that Obi-Wan has. Flashbacks can be the proper solution to see them collectively once more and have it progress Obi-Wan’s story. 

The Obi-Wan collection will dive into his trauma, post-‘Revenge of the Sith’

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How would flashbacks to Obi-Wan’s battle instances be the proper solution to develop his story, it’s possible you’ll ask? Good query. 

McGregor advised Men’s Journal in October that Obi-Wan is “coping with the truth that all of the Jedi had been slaughtered with the tip of Episode III.” The collection sounds prefer it’ll present Kenobi course of his trauma concerning the tip of the battle and the beginning of the Galactic Empire. And he’s most certainly nonetheless affected by Anakin’s flip to the Dark Side. 

In in all probability probably the most emotional moments of the ultimate prequel, Obi-Wan screams in despair on the lack of his “brother.” And The Clone Wars highlighted their relationship in a manner that the flicks by no means might. Using flashbacks would, once more, be the proper solution to dive into their live-action counterparts having that shut bond and in addition present how Obi-Wan continues to be deeply affected by the previous. 

There are limitless prospects, and once more, these are solely rumors. But it might delight followers to see occasions or storylines from the animated collection delivered to life not directly. 

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