star wars fans will apparently get a chance to watch the full Obi Wan Kenobi series as a major cinematic event… in theaters. According to StarWars.net, there is a theater listing that suggests all six episodes. Obi Wan Kenobi the series of events will get a “limited theatrical engagement” at Cineplex theaters the day the finale (“Part VI”) premieres on Disney+. There will also be a Q&A series in a theater in Canada, featuring people involved in the series.
The listing on Cineplex reads as follows:
Obi-Wan Kenobi – All Season and Q&A
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who transformed to the dark side as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. This event will include a live Q&A session.
The date of the event is listed as “June 22, 2022” and the duration of the indoor screening is listed as “5h 20min”. A few quick calculations confirm that this is not exactly the full runtime of all Obi WanIt’s six episodes rolled into one, but if you strip out the credits and recaps, along with the Q&A, it might just turn out to be true. Until there is an official announcement about the event, we must keep this one filed in the “rumor” section.
Hosting movie and/or TV marathons as limited-time theatrical events has become a growing trend in entertainment – and the Star Wars franchise is no stranger to hosting such events. Every time the franchise releases a new installment (the prequels and sequels), some kind of theatrical event is held to go along with it.
Obi Wan Kenobi would be a prime candidate to be screened as a major motion picture, as the series of events chronicles a very selective part of a star wars story – a story that actually looks like a big movie, cut into pieces. It would be interesting to sit back and watch it that way and see how Star Wars TV content holds up on the big screen.
So far, Obi Wan Kenobi has been something of a mixed bag for a lot of Star Wars fans. While the series has plenty of high points (the two high points being Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan’s Darth Vader and Hayden Christensen), there have also been unexpected story twists that have caused an off-screen controversy (Young Leia, Reva by Moses Ingram).
Still, there’s been enough buzz and attention that there’s been talk of Obi-Wan Season 2 possibly being possible. Either way, the series will end its run on Disney+ with 2 additional episodes released every Wednesday.