According to recent speculations, Obi-Wan will link up with a new Jedi character in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.
According to a source from Making Star Wars, this Force-wielding addition to the Star Wars world is known as Navi. Navi is characterized as a “young Jedi straggler” on a mission to find Obi-Wan and reunite the Jedi Order in order to topple the Empire. Navi’s presence on the desert planet Tatooine appears to present issues for Kenobi, who is attempting to maintain a low profile while keeping an eye on Luke Skywalker.
According to the article, Navi is being chased by Star Wars Rebels villain the Grand Inquisitor and his team of Jedi-hunting soldiers on his quest to find Kenobi. This confirms previous speculations that actor Rupert Friend will be playing the Grand Inquisitor. His minions, the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother, will be played by Moses Ingram and Sung Kang, respectively.
Kumail Najiani earlier stated that his unknown position in the series was “significant,” which suits Navi’s major supporting role. Najiani also referred to Navi as “a fresh version of a sort of Star Wars character we’ve seen previously,” which might be a reference to the “straggler” portion of his character description. Regardless, Lucasfilm has yet to confirm the rumor, so whether Navi will feature in Obi-Wan Kenobi at all is still a matter of conjecture.
Navi isn’t the only one who has a question mark hovering over their head. Senator Bail Organa and Princess Leia are said to be returning to Obi-Wan Kenobi, according to unsubstantiated tales. Senator Organa was a close ally of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His daughter Leia was a pivotal character in the Original Trilogy and a vital supporting character in the Sequel Trilogy.
Jimmy Smits, who previously played Bail, was sighted on the Obi-Wan Kenobi set, fueling speculation that the role may return in the Disney+ series. Meanwhile, rumored production leaks suggest that Vivien Lyra Blair would play the younger Leia, succeeding the late Carrie Fisher in the role. Obi-Wan will save the 10-year-old princess from a sleazy “cantina-like business” years before the Jedi Master rescues her in Star Wars: A New Hope, according to this source.
On May 25, Disney+ will premiere Obi-Wan Kenobi.