Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3 might have finally explained why Obi-Wan Kenobi looks so old in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Many entries into the Star Wars franchise from the prequel trilogy and beyond have created numerous inconsistencies and borderline plot holes with Obi-Wan’s character,

with his physical age being a notable one. Fortunately, Obi-Wan Kenobi might have finally provided an answer for why he ends up looking the way he does.

While Sir Alec Guinness portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi as a wise old man, according to official sources released in the years following the original trilogy.

The confusion resurfaced when Bo-Katan Kryze appeared in The Mandalorian - because in-universe, it had been about thirty years since she first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

One popular theory has been that Tatooine’s twin suns were bad for his health, but with Ewan McGregor looking largely the same in Obi-Wan Kenobi as he did in Revenge of the Sith

despite ten years having gone by in-universe - it’s hard to believe that they’ll suddenly be so bad that he’ll start looking like an old man within the next nine years.

The inconsistencies surrounding Obi-Wan’s physical age are another side effect of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but Obi-Wan Kenobi might have finally offered a solution.