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New Star Wars book suggests Obi-Wan Kenobi is bisexual

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Star Wars fans have been sent into a frenzy speculating the latest addition to the series has revealed iconic Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi’s sexuality.The much-loved character, played by Sir Alec Guinness in the original films and Ewan McGregor in both the prequel trilogy and the Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, is featured in the new spin-off novel Padawan, the latest addition to the Disney canon published on Tuesday.The young adult novel, written by author Kiersten White, revolves around a teen Obi-Wan attempting to prove himself while apprenticing under Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson in the films.Social media users quickly highlighted one passage that appears to show the Jedi-in-training questioning his sexuality, with many concluding it confirms he is bisexual.

In the passage, Obi-Wan is being quizzed by another male teenager, Casul, about romantic relationships.Obi-Wan doesn’t appear to have considered the option and awkwardly tries to change the subject.

He then grows flustered as Casul propositions him if he is ever “curious”.The character says, “Not many choices around here.

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