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Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Ewan McGregor Reveals Why Yoda Doesn’t Appear in the Series

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney+ series, is a Star Wars spin-off, telling the tale of the master Jedi, played by Ewan McGregor. But it is missing an important character of the franchise and that is Yoda. Or as Jedi Master Yoda said in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, “Until the time is right, disappear we will,” they really have. After failing to defeat Sith Lords Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, Yoda and Obi-Wan go into exile. While Obi-Wan went to Tatooine, Yoda went to Dagobah. The series is set ten years after the events of the movie, where Kenobi is the guardian of Luke Skywalker.

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Ewan McGregor explains the absence of Yoda in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Yoda is missing from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series
Yoda is missing from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series

In an interview at The Jess Cagle Show, Ewan McGregor explained, “All he’s got left is to look after Luke Skywalker. That’s all he’s got left, really, and to try to communicate with his old master, Qui-Gonn, in his spiritual life. But he can’t reach out to any of his old [mentors]. He can’t reach out to Yoda, he can’t reach out to any of the surviving Jedi for fear of giving himself away.”

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Ewan McGregor explains Yoda's absence in the series
Ewan McGregor explains Yoda’s absence in the series

Before parting ways, Yoda had revealed to him the training to study the Ancient Order of the Whills and communicate with Qui Gonn. But he has failed to do so as he had to cut contact to save himself from the Inquisitors.

He further explained, “If a Jedi uses the Force in this period of time, the Inquisitors are going to be able to sense that, and they’re going to know where you are. It’s like using your phone or something, I guess (laughs). It’ll ping off a tower somewhere if you use the Force.” 

Will Obi-Wan make contact with Yoda or Qui Gonn in the series?

It is still a question of whether “Ben” Kenobi will make contact with Yoda or Qui Gonn in the series finale “Part IV,” now that he has been found by the Inquisitor Reva, The Third Sister. The finale comes out today, June 22, on Disney+.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV comes out June 22
Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV comes out June 22

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Apart from Ewan McGregor, the main cast of the show includes Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Indira Varma, Joel Edgerton, Grant Feely, Bonnie Piesse, Sung Kang, Vivien Lyra Blair, and Hayden Christensen.

The series is available for streaming on Disney+.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.