According to an exclusive new report from StarWarsNewsNet, Leia Organa is set to be captured and held prisoner in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. NewsNet wrote, “We’ve learned that the princess managed to get herself into trouble, even at this young age. From what we’ve heard, it appears that the princess is being held prisoner in a Cantina-like establishment where we will see a healthy mixture of new and familiar creatures. Of course, Obi-Wan’s task will be to rescue the princess. With a young Leia’s significant involvement in the series, we know that her adopted parents will also play a role.”
The news of Leia’s capture follows a report from Cinelinx last year where they revealed Leia Organa’s involvement in the series, and specified that Leia would be the reason Kenobi ventures off world, and that ten year old Leia would be played by Birdbox star Viviene Lyra Blair. These are reports that I recently backed up here.
Following StarWarsNewsNet’s report, MakingStarWars reported that the Grand Inquisitor masterminds the plan to abduct Leia due to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s connection to Bail Organa, hoping the Jedi master will take the bait. The panicked Bail Organa travels to Tatooine and appears in Obi-Wan’s cave asking him for help.
As you’d assume, Kenobi agrees to help Bail and travels to unknown world described only as “space Reno” via public transport, where he meets Kumail Nanjiani’s character who points Obi-Wan in the direction of a spice-den where young Leia is being held captive.
Leia being held prisoner in my opinion is a strong enough reason for Obi-Wan to finally venture from his exile of Tatooine, and hopeful it’s one that fans can buy into as a large section of the fanbase believes Kenobi should never venture from Tatooine, and prioritising the safety of Luke Skywalker.
The leaks for Obi-Wan Kenobi are coming thick and fast over recent weeks, and I personally don’t expect them to slow down anytime soon. Recently I’ve been able to back up other reports, but also dropped an exclusive myself regarding the Grand Inquisitor which you can read here.
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