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Obi-Wan Kenobi wasn’t originally going to die in Star Wars: A New Hope

by Joey Davidson | April 15, 2016April 15, 2016 6:00 am PST

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope‘s latter half was rather good. The bit with the Death Star, Han showing he’s not so bad after all and, of course, Obi-Wan sacrificing himself to become a higher power in the Force.

That last bit, the part about Obi-Wan dying? That wasn’t originally written to happen in A New Hope. Old Ben wasn’t going to die.

We know this because Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca, has been posting script pages for the original Star Wars trilogy on Twitter. Here’s the page in question, along with the tweet from Mayhew.

Here’s a close-up of the page in question. Notice that Vader doesn’t strike Obi-Wan down. The two engage, stare at each other and then Old Ben appears in front of Threepio.

That’s pretty darn cool, if you ask me. Just about as cool as yesterday’s news regarding C-3PO. Yep, we now know why his arm is red in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Also, notice how the script refers to Vader as a Sith. Maybe my Star Wars knowledge is rusty, but do we ever hear the word Sith in the original trilogy? I’m not sure we do.

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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