Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma has been cast in the role of Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi in an undisclosed role, could she be playing a character from Clone Wars?
It was recently announced that game of Thrones Actress Indira Varma has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney + live action limited series, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Varma’s role is being kept under wraps for now, which naturally means fans are already speculating on who the actor might be playing on the long-awaited show. Almost instantly, several fans speculated that Varma could play Mandalore Duchess Satine Kryze, sister of fan-favorite character Bo-Katan Kryze and, as revealed in Star Wars, Clone Wars, a love interest of Obi-Wan.
However, that does not seem likely. For one thing, Satine was killed before the end of The Clone Wars, and Varma doesn’t exactly share physical traits with the character. However, there is another fan-favorite character from the beloved animated series that Varma might be playing, a character more than delayed for a live debut: Asajj Ventress.
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Asajj Ventress is a Nightsister of Dathomir who at one point became an apprentice to Jedi, only to pass to the Dark Side and become an apprentice to Count Dooku. The popular character had a prominent role and a complicated history throughout several seasons of The Clone Wars, who saw her hunted by the Sith and became a bounty hunter. Eventually, he fought alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, taking on Darth Maul and his brother, Savage Oppress, and joined forces with Ahsoka Tano. But despite the important role that Asajj played in the series, his arc was never properly concluded.
In fact, the character last appeared in season 5 of The Clone Wars. Season 6 was comprised of “lost” episodes following the show’s cancellation, while Season 7 was comprised of three final arcs that did not include Ventress’s return. While the character’s story was wrapped up in the novel Star War: Dark Disciple, the character’s final destination was never shown on screen.
But all that could change with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While it would require a great deal of makeup, Indira Varma has the qualities that would make her a captivating live-action Asajj Ventress. The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi is being kept under wraps, but the series is rumored to feature many Flashbacks and visions of the Force. If that’s the case, then Asajj Ventress could finally make her live debut on the Disney + series. Considering the popularity of the character, such a debut would be almost on par with the introduction of Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The mandalorian.
At this time, it is unclear whether the events of Star Wars: Dark Disciple they are still considered canon or not. If they are, then Obi-Wan KenobiFlashbacks could bring Asajj Ventress into live action to show how the character died and bring his bow to a proper ending. If the novel is not canon, then the Disney + series could make some changes and continue the character’s adventures, taking her to a larger world. Star Wars universe that is being developed by Disney. This could create more appearances for her in the next few Ahsoka series and beyond.
The relationship of enemy friends between Obi-Wan and Ventress was already established in The Clone Wars, which means it would be a fun dynamic in the Disney + series. And since Obi-Wan is in hiding and very few friends know that he is alive, Asajj Ventress could be a valuable ally in dealing with any threats that arise.
Directed by Deborah Chow, Obi-Wan Kenobi is in development and stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series has yet to receive a premiere date.
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