Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1
In the Star Wars universe, Tatooine is well known for being a dry, desert planet. According to Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s not always like that, setting up the potential for an awesome battle he could take part in.
Tatooine, of course, is the home planet of Anakin Skywalker. After he leaves with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to begin his Jedi training, Anakin still has family left on the planet, including his mother and step-brother. When Anakin falls to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader, Kenobi brings his son Luke to stay with the boy’s aunt and uncle. Obi-Wan Kenobi famously stays on the planet to watch over Luke and changes his name to Ben while he is in hiding. This is the situation Kenobi finds himself in at the start of the first Star Wars movie and will also be the setting for his new show on Disney+.
In Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1, which was written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Ario Anindito, Obi-Wan is writing in his journal twenty years after arriving on the desert planet. He uses the entry to reflect on an adventure from his childhood. Before he gets into that though, the start of the journal entry talks about how in all his time on Tatooine it only rained once, and that was four days after his initial arrival. This is quite a revelation as Tatooine is a notoriously dry planet. And while this moment is mentioned in passing, it could be planting the seeds for an epic scene later in the Marvel Comics series.
The expansive, dusty deserts of Tatooine make up some of the most iconic images in all of Star Wars. It is notable for being the first actual planet visited in a Star Wars story. In fact, Luke grows up on a moisture farm, where his sole job was to collect water, which is incredibly rare on this world. So the fact that it actually rains there must be an incredible sight to see. And it’s quite a coincidence that it rained on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first week there.
Given that the planet is full of criminals and scoundrels, the population must go into a frenzy when it rains. Previous stories set on the desert planet show it’s pretty tough to avoid a conflict on Tatooine. It’s certainly plausible that, as Obi-Wan tries to get his footing upon his arrival, he runs into a bad crowd that causes him to fight. In which case, Star Wars could be setting up an incredible fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and the underworld of Tatooine in the middle of a rainstorm. If that were to happen it would be quite the sight to see and probably one of the most unforgettable Obi-Wan Kenobi moments in Star Wars history.
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