Obi-Wan Kenobi: Reva’s Character Has Been Completely Rewritten From The Original Screenplay!

MOVIE NEWS – Moses Ingram’s “Third Sister”, Reva, had a very different motivation in Stuart Beattie’s original Obi-Wan Kenobi script.



*WARNING! This article contains major spoilers for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series!

Obi-Wan Kenobi is as much about the title Jedi’s complicated relationship with Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as it is about the story of Reva. Throughout six episodes of the Disney Plus series, it is slowly revealed that the Imperial Inquisitor was one of the Jedi youths who survived Anakin’s violent attack in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and has been hunting them ever since.

But when Stuart Beattie first wrote the story that later became the basis for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Reva – eventually played by Moses Ingram – did not know that Anakin was Darth Vader. “I was like, ‘How’d she know that?’ All she saw was Anakin as Anakin because he hadn’t changed in the suit yet, right? So Anakin killed her friends, put the scar on her, almost killed her, left her for dead, basically,” he explained to The Direct.

“So, in her mind, the Jedi Council were the biggest villains in the galaxy.”

“She believed the lies that they were plotting a coup to overtake and get power and all that, but they were stopped by the Clones. So she believed that’s why she’s hunting Jedi, because she believed the Jedi are the worst, basically.”

Beattie revealed that in the early script, Reva died at the hands of Vader after she realized who he really was and decided to sacrifice herself to save Kenobi and atone for his past sins against the Jedi. In the miniseries, Reva is stabbed by Vader but survives, recovers with magical speed and finally puts her vengeful plan aside, sparing Anakin’s son Luke.



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“It was Obi-Wan kind of letting her in on that secret and that revelation that makes her kind of go, ‘Oh my god, I’ve been wrong this whole time.’ So she goes and [tells] Vader, ‘I killed Kenobi’, knowing that Vader would kill her. So, that kind of completed her arc,” he recalled, then laughed: “She’d done so many terrible things, I felt she had to die. You can only redeem so much.”

Elsewhere in the lengthy interview, Beattie revealed that he had initially intended Obi-Wan Kenobi as a film trilogy – but following the release of Solo, several of his plans for future big-budget projects were scrapped.

“[Joby Harold, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s head writer] took my scripts and turned it from two hours into six,” he said. “So, I did not work with them at all, I just got credit for the episodes because it was all my stuff.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi is available now on Disney Plus. While it’s unclear if a second season is planned, the series has generated enthusiasm for a few spin-offs, mainly revolving around Reva and Darth Vader.

Source: The Direct

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