We all know that one of the most popular characters in the history of Star Wars is Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was the one responsible for training both Anakin and Luke Skywalker and was able to have his own series on Disney+. After the Obi-Wan series came Andor, which is the story of the Rebel hero named Andor before he became the hero in the Rogue One movie. Considering that Andor was released after the Obi-Wan series, does that mean that Kenobi will be in Andor?
It is possible for Kenobi to appear in Andor, given that the timelines of Cassian and Obi-Wan are quite close to one another. But there is still a possibility that this won’t happen, considering that Obi-Wan’s character has a different storyline compared to Cassian’s own journey as a future rebel.
The fact that the characters’ timelines are similar to one another is the biggest reason why there is a good chance that Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi will cross paths with one another at one point in the future. Nevertheless, this is something that we are not sure of as there is concrete evidence that would suggest this possibility. That said, let’s look at this discussion in greater detail.
Will Obi-Wan Kenobi Be In Andor?
Andor is the newest Star Wars series on Disney+ as this show seeks to tell the story of Cassian Andor, who we all know was one of the heroes that contributed to the victory of the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Yavin when he and the crew of Rogue One were able to steal the plans of the Death Star and send it to the Rebels. Of course, we all know that they perished at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Fresh off the heels of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Andor is a prequel story to Cassian Andor’s journey to becoming a Rebel and his early life as a Rebel spy and assassin. And considering that it premiered right after the Kenobi series, we all know that it is unavoidable to think about the possibility that Obi-Wan will appear in Andor.
We all know that Obi-Wan Kenobi had a very personal journey in his own series as he reconnected with the Force when he found peace in the fact that it was not his fault that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. After that, he met up with Qui-Gon Jinn’s Force Ghost and went on a journey with his fallen master.
At this point, we don’t know what Kenobi did after the events of the Obi-Wan series, but we do know that the series took place on 9 BBY and that he stayed in Tatooine after that. Nevertheless, we are unsure what he did and where he went in between 9 BBY and his death right before the Battle of Yavin, as it is possible that he went on more journeys around the galaxy or even in Tatooine.
In that regard, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s own timeline makes it possible for him to appear in Andor because of the fact that Cassian’s story takes place on 5 BBY, which is four years after the event of the Kenobi series. And there was also a report wherein Ewan McGregor himself said that Obi-Wan would now be a recurring character in the Star Wars Disney+ shows.
That could mean that Kenobi will take on a similar role to Din Djarin in the sense that the Mandalorian is a recurring character in the Disney+ shows that take place during the timeline of The Mandalorian series.
Considering that Andor’s storyline happens during the time when Obi-Wan Kenobi was probably living in peace in Tatooine while watching over the young Luke Skywalker, there is a good chance that the two are going to cross paths somewhere down the line because of their similar connections. For one, Cassian is still on his way to becoming a member of the Rebels, as the Rebel Alliance is yet to be established. That could mean that one of his missions as a guerilla-like spy and operative for an independent body that is against the Empire may include a trip to Tatooine, where he ends up meeting Kenobi.
Of course, at this point, Kenobi’s story is basically open and free for Lucasfilm to decide because there are nine years between the Obi-Wan series and his death in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. As such, everyone over at Lucasfilm is free to write a story that could fill the gaps between the ending of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the reappearance of the character in A New Hope. And this could include a possible appearance in the Andor series.
When Can We Expect Obi-Wan Kenobi In Andor?
The best part about the Andor series is that there will be a total of 12 episodes in its first season, with a total of 24 planned seasons in the series’ planned two-season run. That means that there are a lot of different things that can happen between episode 4 and episode 24, as it is possible that Cassian Andor will meet a lot of people down the line.
However, we do believe that the first season will focus heavily on Cassian’s personal journey in his search for his sister while he steadily becomes an operative that opposes the Empire, especially considering that he did leave Ferrix with Luthen Rael at the end of episode 3.
This could mean that the focus will be more on Andor and his own growth as a person while he is working his way up as a spy and an assassin for an independent group that seeks to topple the Empire and the different entities that are allied with the Imperial forces.
Think of it as season 1 of The Mandalorian, which allowed us to see a more personal journey on the part of Din Djarin and his relationship with the Child. It wasn’t until season 2 of The Mandalorian that they went heavy on the cameo appearances from different notable characters, such as Boba Fett, Bo-Katan Kryze, Ahsoka Tano, and Luke Skywalker.
As such, we do believe that if Obi-Wan Kenobi were to appear in Andor, he would do so only in the second season when Cassian’s own character has already been fleshed out. Allowing Kenobi to appear earlier than that would probably take the spotlight away from Cassian, and that isn’t something that Lucasfilm probably wants to happen if they want Andor to become a more popular character among the fans.