Obi-Wan Lived Through His Fight with Vader in the Original Star Wars Script

Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 1:35PM
Star Wars
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 1:35PM
Obi-Wan Lived Through His Fight with Vader in the Original Star Wars Script
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Peter Mayhew is at it again. The Chewbacca actor has been tweeting out pages from the original script for A New Hope (or technically pages from "Adventures of Luke Starkiller: Journey of the Whills") for months now, and after dropping the unsurprising bomb that Han did, in fact, shoot first, he's treated us with an actual surprise: Obi-Wan Kenobi's iconic death in A New Hope was not in the original script. 





Some fans already knew that the decision to kill of Obi-Wan was somewhat last minute, as Alex Guinness wrote in his autobiography that George Lucas decided after they started filming and took him aside on-set to tell him the news. But it's still interesting to think about (and see), since Obi-Wan's death was so crucial to the arc of the trilogy, and especially for the development of Vader's character. Plus, if Obi-Wan hadn't died, how would he have become "more powerful than [we could] possibly imagine"?
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