Apparently Obi-Wan Wasn’t Supposed to Die in ‘A New Hope’

Peter Mayhew, the man behind the Wookie, dropped some interesting news regarding the original Star Wars film. Mayhew tweeted out a few pics of his copy of the original script for A New Hope, and in doing so reveals that Obi-Wan Kenobi was not initially intended to die during his fight with Vader.

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During filming, George Lucas decided that it would be better for the film if Obi-Wan would lose to Vader, which didn’t make actor Alec Guinness very happy. It would be interesting to see the direction the film would have gone in had Obi-Wan lived, and perhaps that’s something Mayhew will share as well in the near future.


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