In the Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett trailer, background extras can reveal how Obi-Wan Kenobi successfully hid from the Empire on Tatooine.
At first, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s plan to hide in exile on Tatooine might not seem like the wisest course of action. It was, after all, Anakin Skywalker’s home planet, and Obi-Wan himself doesn’t seem to have changed his appearance or his clothes much. That said, the trailer for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett reveals another possible reason for Obi-Wan’s successful subterfuge: Tatooine appears to be a hive for older hermits, so Obi-Wan could have fitted in easily.
Obi-Wan’s clothing may not have been originally intended to represent the dress code of the Jedi Order. At the time of the release of the previous trilogy, however, her robes reflected the standard for Jedi wardrobes. As Catrina Dennis explains in an article for starwars.com, traditional Jedi robes were heavily influenced by samurai clothing, which allowed freedom of movement during battle. While there is some variety in Jedi clothing choices across the ages, most Jedi wear outfits similar to Obi-Wan in the days of the previous trilogy, and clothing from earlier eras such as the Star Wars: The High Republic The sub-series also includes similar design choices for most of the Jedi.
In the Star wars franchise, the clothing of the Jedi is also said to reflect humility and resemble the clothing worn by the working class across the galaxy. On Tatooine in particular, many characters, including Owen Lars, wore similar clothing as part of their daily outfits. So while Obi-Wan Kenobi’s robes in Star Wars: A New Hope have become the model for all Jedi dresses, they also show the big fashion trends in the galaxy, at least for the less wealthy.
Star Wars: The Book of Boba FettThere’s a little detail in the trailer that might further explain why Obi-Wan was able to stay hidden from the Empire for so long. The series is set on Tatooine and will likely give a more in-depth look at Tatooine culture which will be further expanded when Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is released. It also shows more of the population of Tatooine. In one scene, an older man walks behind two Twi’lek women, and he looks a lot like Obi-Wan Kenobi himself. He has the same white hair and beard, and he even wears similar brown dresses. Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett takes place many years after Obi-Wan’s death, so the man is obviously not meant to be the Jedi himself.
Nonetheless, that wink and you will miss it points to another truth that could have helped Obi-Wan stay in hiding. Tatooine is a planet on the edge of the galaxy. As well as being home to one of the most miserable “hives of scum and wickedness” in the galaxy, the planet is also inhabited by many farmers and moisture hermits who only venture to more areas. people to look for supplies from time to time. Obi-Wan was probably part of a large population of hermits on the planet, and therefore, he probably didn’t stand out too much. This mixing in tandem with Obi-Wan’s skillful use of Jedi Spirit tricks was probably enough to keep the Empire off his trail.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year, Ewan McGregor indicated that Obi-Wan’s wardrobe may have been tweaked slightly for the next one. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series. However, the background hermit in the trailer for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett confirms that Obi-Wan probably didn’t have to change her wardrobe too much to blend in with Tatooine. This key detail does not address a larger concern about Obi-Wan’s exile – his choice to keep his last name. Even so, the trailer states that Obi-Wan could have been part of a larger hermit or rural population on Tatooine who had little contact with the major cities on the planet and, by extension, less than contacts with the Empire itself.
To see more of the people of Tatooine, Star Wars: The Boba Fett Book begins airing December 29 on Disney +.
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