Star Wars Composer Casts Doubt On Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2

Star Wars Composer Casts Doubt On Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2

Composer Natalie Holt expresses her doubts over the latest Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi getting a season 2, despite her own desire for it.

Star Wars composer Natalie Holt shares her dubious outlook on Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 happening. The latest series from the franchise debuted to its loyal audience on May 28 and wrapped up its 6-episode run in June, leaving its viewers pleading for more. Ewan McGregor made his return as the titular Jedi and delivered an emotional performance alongside Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker to tell the story of Obi-Wan’s first (and personal) mission since the end of the Clone Wars 10 years prior.

Though Obi-Wan Kenobi is said to be a limited series and has wrapped up with a satisfying and epic finale, the audience has continued to hope for another season. The last scene of the highly acclaimed series finale provided viewers with Liam Neeson’s return as Qui-Gon Jinn in the form of a Force ghost, something that has only increased their desire to see more of Obi-Wan’s story. With 9 years left to go in the Star Wars timeline until the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Obi-Wan’s character would have a lot of space for more stories to be told, should the Obi-Wan Kenobi team wish to expand the story of Ben Kenobi in the Tatooine desert.

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Now, series composer Holt (Loki) has put in her two cents on the likelihood of Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2. Holt spoke with Star Wars News Net about her work on the Star Wars series and was faced with the question of whether or not she would return for a potential second season. The composer responded with a dubious “I don’t know” as a conversation she had with director Deborah Chow affirmed that “it’s sort of a completed story.” Holt went on to discuss how much of the motivation for a season 2 stems from McGregor’s own love of his character, as Chow herself told Holt “He’s so in love with being Obi, he wants to do it again.” Whether or not the series gets a season 2, Holt insists she would “love to” return and that she “really enjoyed” her time spent with the team. Read Holt’s full quote below:

I don’t know. I’d love to [return for a season 2], but obviously, I spoke to Deborah and she very much feels like it’s sort of a completed story. I think Ewan just loves playing the character, and Deborah was saying ‘He’s so in love with being Obi, he wants to do it again.’ I really enjoyed it and loved the team there.

Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi has been advertised as a limited series ever since it was first announced, which has cast a large shadow of doubt over season 2 from the very beginning. It’s evident that Holt is reluctant to speak out on the possibilities of Obi-Wan’s story continuing, which her work in two of the largest media franchises has no doubt trained her well for. Her affirmation of Chow insisting that the story is complete seems to point towards the series remaining limited to its one season, but McGregor’s influence on the matter can’t and likely won’t be ignored. The wave of love the prequel Star Wars characters and stories have been receiving may motivate the Obi-Wan Kenobi team to find a way to make another installment of the series work.

Whether or not the series gets a season 2, Obi-Wan Kenobi has already provided viewers with many gifts that continue to make prequel-loving audiences pinch themselves with disbelief. From seeing Christensen as Padawan Anakin again in a flashback sequence to watching Obi-Wan realize he was never the one responsible for Anakin’s turn to the Dark Side, Star Wars viewers have been getting plenty of brand-new iconic moments. Audiences shouldn’t lose hope for a season 2, however, as McGregor isn’t the only one to have expressed interest in returning. Christensen has said the same about his portrayal of Vader, which can leave Obi-Wan Kenobi viewers with a flicker of hope that the Jedi and his adversary could return to their screens.

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Source: Star Wars News Net

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