Stuart Betty, the screenwriter of Obi-Wan Kenobi, revealed in an interview which character in the Star Wars series should die in the first version of the script.
We knew that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was completely rewritten after an initial version of the script was deemed too dark. And this is true what screenwriter Stuart Beattie confirms today, in an interview with our American colleagues from The Direct! Asked about this first draft of the script, the latter revealed what the original fate reserved for Inquisitor Reva in what was then being developed as a cinematic trilogy (but was canceled due to the box office failure of the film Solo: A Star Wars Story).
Leiva, represented by Moses Ingram, is the main villain of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Driven by the endless hatred of the Jedi, the third sister made every effort to find and eliminate Kenobi. However, after recalling her past as a Jedi apprentice (and the slaughter of her apprentice by Anakin Skywalker), Reva was finally brought back the power of light by Obi-Wan in the last episode of the Star Wars mini series.
But the end of the Inquisition was darker; In the interview, the screenwriter Stuart Beattie revealed that in the previous version of the script, Leiva should have found the dead killed by Dark Vador (in this series, the latter was left dead by the Dark Lord and the Grand Prosecutor at the end of the fifth episode, and was injured again in the sixth episode Tatooine, but was actually alive):
Therefore, this is a more optimistic version of Obi Vankenobi that finally appears as a six-part mini-series rather than a trilogy. Although his performer Moses Ingram was attacked, Reva is still one of the most popular characters in the program, so many Star Wars fans now want to rotate around the role.
In addition to the presence of Ewan McGregor, the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries also saw Hayden Christensen make a comeback in the Star Wars universe, seventeen years after the release of the film Revenge of the Sith, to lend again his features to Anakin Skywalker, but also to his evil alter-ego Darth Vader.
To enter the costume of the Dark Lord, the Canadian actor had to undergo intense preparation, as he explained to the American magazine Fatherly; to better get into the skin of the character, the latter did not hesitate to put on fifteen kilos, to which were added several hours of make-up a day.
Back to his usual weight, Hayden Christensen may have to submit to this extreme diet again, especially for the needs of the Ahsoka Tano series in which he is supposed to appear. Or if the Darth Vader spin-off that many fans of the Star Wars universe are waiting for were to see the light of day. One thing is in any case certain: his role in Obi-Wan Kenobi will not mark the very last appearance of Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars universe!
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