Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Nearly Featured Shocking Twist for Prequel Trilogy Villain

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It's no secret that longtime fans of the Star Wars franchise have had a love and hate relationship with the prequel trilogy but over the years, the fandom has grown to appreciate Episodes I, II, and III. The unprecedented success of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series also gave renewed appreciation for the prequels.

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Most of us have an idea of the entire process that went through the creation of the series which was originally intended to be a movie trilogy but did you know that Obi-Wan Kenobi had a ton of interesting ideas that never made it to the show?

It was recently revealed by original writer Stuart Beattie that iconic character Commander Cody nearly made it to the series until plans were later dropped. Turns out, there's more to that, and according to Beattie (via The Direct), the show would've seen Cody somewhat redeem himself and rejoin the Jedi Master.

He explains: "I love the idea of Obi-Wan having a buddy on Tatooine. The first time he goes into town, you see Cody and he’s following him through the streets and attacks him, takes him into an alley with a knife to his throat, and says, 'You’re dead,'" Beattie reveals. "And then you realize, 'Oh, no...Cody’s making a point.' Like, 'Come on. You got to be more careful.'"

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Cody and Obi-Wan have always had a great dynamic in the prequels and the idea of the beloved clone commander redeeming himself from the nightmare-ish events of Order-66 would have been a compelling story on its own. Too bad we never saw it happen but hey, there's still an opportunity to do it in Season 2.


All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available for streaming on Disney+.