SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 94 – Is The Kenobi Film Still On? With Special Guest Anthony Breznican

On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss….

Poll Results; SWNN Giveaway Results; EW Coverage On BB-9E; Overall EW Coverage; Rolling Stone The Last Jedi/ Daisy Done After Episode IX?; TLJ Topps Cards; Comics With Kenobi; Press Tour; TLJ Cinemark Noovie; Rian Johnson Q&A And BTS Pics; Empire Magazine Covers; Tweeting With The Resistance; Final Thoughts.


Leaders of the Resistance: James Baney, John Hoey, Bill Sheehy
Special Guest: Anthony Breznican


During our discussion with Anthony we brought up how a year ago he brought forth the theory that Rey was connected to Kenobi in some way. While he has not abandoned that completely, he does think the reason behind a lack of an announcement on the rumored (sort of announced, but not officially) Kenobi movie, is because Kenobi will have a further presence in this sequel trilogy. Breznican feels that the current filmmakers are not fans of Force ghosts, but moreso that the presence of Kenobi will be applied in some way, if at the very least by mentions. We already heard Kenobi in The Force Awakens via Guinness and McGregor, so perhaps more is on the way.  Breznican still believes a Kenobi film will happen after the sequel trilogy. This is purely Anthony’s opinion and not based on any insider info, so don’t take this as concrete, this is Anthony being a Star Wars fan just like all of us!





EW’s coverage of BB-9E by our guest, Anthony Breznican: here

Rolling Stones TLJ Article: here

New Dialogue Shown in BTS Cinemark Noovie: here

Rian Johnson Q&A and BTS Pics: here

Empire COVERS, snowtrooper photo, and new pic of Snoke: here and here


TLJ Press Events (As of Recording)

French Press Conference: here

Mexico Press Event: here

Rian Johnson Twitter Event: here

Daisy Ridley TV Show Interviews: here



Also, a huge thanks to our weekly comic spotlight by Matt of Comics With Kenobi! For more information about what they do and their podcast, head over to their Twitter @ComicsWthKenobi! They make awesome content.





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Thanks to The Yavin 4 for our intro music.



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

3 thoughts on “SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 94 – Is The Kenobi Film Still On? With Special Guest Anthony Breznican

  • December 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    What if a Force Ghost could establish corporal form again? I do wonder if the mystery behind Rey is that she is the ultimate in Force manipulation, as referenced in Ep III, and in fact she is Kenobi reborn but doesn’t know it yet. The Force being The Force he has not come back the same but in the form of Rey. Bonkers idea I know but The Force won’t care about something like gender. The fact that Rey gives Luke the lightsaber, just as Ben gave Luke the lightsaber is interesting, as is Chewie’s liking / trusting her quickly, her particular force skills and style of fighting and so on. If Rey is Kenobi reborn somehow, imagine what Snoke would do to realise that ability for himself, in his broken state. Finally, Kenobi’s line to Vader “I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine” would have immense importance following his conversation with Palpatine. Probably a silly idea but in a way it appeals more than Kenobi having a secret child and then grandchild offscreen, which is required for the Rey timeline to work if she is his direct descendent.

    • December 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      From a Certain Point of View Spoiler Ahead!!!

      Parts of this theory are very intriguing. But I really doubt it’s going to happen that way given how things went down in the From a Certain Point of View story with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. What you are suggesting in regard to taking on a more physical form is very much a possibility given that Qui-Gon is able to do just that when he appears to Obi-Wan on Tatooine. However, he knows who he is – there is no confusion. I think if we see Obi-Wan “take on flesh” in the ST, it will most likely come in the form of Ewan McGregor. Who knows though? I could be totally wrong. I do like your theory though.

    • December 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Not sure about the “Force-Ghost regaining corporal from” part. I’d love Rey to be connected to Kenobi and I feel there must be some connection as he talks to her in her Forceback (yes, so does Yoda, but Obi-Wan is the only one to speak to her directly).

      In the Forceback we hear Kenobi say “Rey?” in a way that feels to me like he knows her and is surprised to be “contacted” by her.
      Is it possible that she already talked to him as a child through the Force without actually understanding that he was not alive? Kind of like children talking to their imaginary friend…

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