Stuart Beattie has been a treasure trove of information on the Obi Wan Kenobi Disney+ series and the scrapped film trilogy that it was birthed from. In a recent interview with The Direct, Beattie details how Commander Cody was originally included in the film trilogy as a main character. Let’s see what he has to say about Obi Wan’s former best clone buddy.
“Yeah, yeah. Cody was the big one. I love the idea of Obi-Wan having a buddy on Tatooine. Like a secret buddy. So like the first time he goes into town, you see, Cody, and he’s following him through the streets and attacks him, takes him into an alley with a knife to his throat and says, ‘You’re dead.’ And then you realize, ‘Oh, no… Cody’s making a point.’ Like, ‘Come on. You got to be more careful.’”https://thedirect.com/article/obi-wan-kenobi-commander-cody-scrapped-role-exclusive
Beattie explains that Cody has also somehow had his inhibitor chip removed and is now dedicating his life to protecting Kenobi.
“And you realize, ‘Oh, Cody has now morphed from someone who was trying to kill him when we last saw them to someone who is now devoting his life to protect him.’ Because by now he’s had the biochip taken out of his head, and now he realizes, ‘Oh my god, what I did was wrong.’ And he has driven by guilt, as much as Obi Wan is driven by guilt. So you got these two kind of old warriors bickering like this old married couple, bitching about, ‘God, it was so much better when we had an army at our backs,’ you know?’”https://thedirect.com/article/obi-wan-kenobi-commander-cody-scrapped-role-exclusive
He also mentions that Cody was supposed to be Luke’s protector after Obi Wan leaves Tatooine.
“And the idea of mine was that when Obi-Wan had to leave Tatooine, he left Cody in charge of Luke. And that gave us a fun little B-story to keep cutting away to. And yeah, he’s a really fun character and a guy racing against the clock obviously, because he’s aging twice as fast. He’s trying to atone for the worst thing he’s ever done in his life. So tragic in a way, but just fun… The way they bickered in my stuff, it was just, you know, put a smile on your face and, you know, (laughs) just arguing all the time.”https://thedirect.com/article/obi-wan-kenobi-commander-cody-scrapped-role-exclusive
There has been no word on Season 2 of Obi Wan Kenobi yet, but based on fan reception and the number of viewers the show received, it is highly likely that there will be a season 2 that could include Commander Cody!