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“I want to be very clear, this is my own artistic interpretation of how these scenes could be strung together to create something that works better for me personally,” the fan wrote.

Disney hasn’t made a Star Wars film since The Rise of Skywalker wrapped its sequel trilogy in 2019, but Lucasfilm has remained increasingly active in the television space. While the move to television for the Star Wars brand has been largely successful, many fans would still prefer to see their favorite characters in feature films.

That was the case with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the recent Disney+ limited series, in which Ewan McGregor reprized his role from George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. The project was originally conceived as a film, and many, including one of the original writers, wish it stayed that way.

One of them is Kai Patterson, filmmaker and avid Star Wars fan. He was so passionate about seeing “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on film that he took it upon himself to narrow the six-episode series into a feature film (via Variety). In a post on his website, he explained that the project grew out of a passion for the source material and the performances on the show. He felt that Disney+’s edit didn’t do the project justice, so he tried to offer an alternative presentation.

“In my opinion, the ‘Obi-Wan’ show suffered from things that were easy to fix in the script and editing,” Patterson wrote. “Awkward pacing, entire scenes that ended up being nothing, silly dialogue and directorial decisions, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and change what I could. I want to be very clear that this is my own artistic interpretation of how these scenes could be strung together to create something that works better for me personally.”

Patterson insists he’s not trying to take anything away from the original series or the artists who worked on it, and asks that no one view his edit without having paid for a Disney+ subscription.

“This is all done as a fan for the fans and I don’t make any money from it,” he wrote, noting that he merely rearranged the footage that fans already had access to. “I really hope you enjoy this 2.5 hour film interpretation of the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show.”

All six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+, and Patterson’s fan edit is available to stream on his website.

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