Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Says Reva Was Originally Meant To Die


The recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus was a very “mixed” series, reviving flack from both critics and fans alike. The series seemed to focus less on the former Jedi Master on his mission to protect young Luke Skywalker and instead set up future projects. 

Not only do both lead actor Ewan McGregor and Lucasfilm Head, Kathleen Kennedy, want a second season, but also actor Hayden Christensen saying he wants a Darth Vader spin-off series plus rumors of the character Reva (Played by: Moses Ingram) receiving her own spin-off series.

Not too long before the series released on Disney Plus a number of leaks came out about the series. But one detail that ended up not happening was Vader killing Reva in rage for lying to him.

Well it appears that detail was actually accurate… at least early on, as series’ original writer, Stuart Beattie, stated in a recent interview that Reva was indeed going to be killed off:

Yeah, killed by Vader at the end of it. Yeah, I wanted this story, I wanted her story to end. I wanted Reva to play her part in the Kenobi-Vader story, which was, essentially, at the end, she was the one that allowed Vader, basically told Vader to stop hunting Kenobi. You know, she ended the obsession Vader had with Kenobi. She claimed it was over, it’s done. So that was, that was her role to play. And she’d done so many terrible things, I felt she had to die. You can only redeem so much.

Reva was most likely kept alive because Lucasfilm wants to make as many spin-off shows as possible; So taking this character who already hijacked Kenobi’s show and giving her her own show feels very Kennedy-Era Lucasfilm.

What do you think? Should Reva have died at the end or do you want her to get her own spin-off show?

Source: The Direct

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