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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ killed Reva in the original script (exclusive)

Obi Wan Kenobi introduced fans to a few new faces during its six-episode run on Disney+. The most important new character introduced in the series was Reva, Moses Ingram’s third sister. Reva spent most of the show stalking Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, using Vivien Lyra Blair’s Princess Leia to lure him out. Eventually, it was revealed that her hatred for the Jedi Master was born during Order 66 when she was just a young girl.

The finale saw Reva searching for Luke Skywalker, only for the Inquisitor to hand the boy over to Owen and Beru and tell Obi-Wan that she didn’t want to surrender to Vader.

Reva’s story in Obi Wan Kenobi was left open, but that was not always the case. Spoiler-filled plot details rumored ahead of the show’s finale that Reva’s fate has been changed in order to accommodate a season 2. Now, one of the project’s writers has revealed exactly what Lucasfilm had originally planned.

The original fate of Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi

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In an exclusive interview with Nathan Johnson of The Direct, Obi Wan Kenobi writer Stuart Beattie discussed the original plans for Reva’s character arc in the sound project Obi Wan Kenobi film.

When asked if Reva was in early drafts of the film’s script, Beattie replied “She was my creation…I created Reva all along.” He went on to discuss Reva’s perspective on the Jedi as villains and how the character originally didn’t know Anakin was Darth Vader:

“Yeah, except the only little difference in mine was that she didn’t know Darth Vader was Anakin. Because I was like, ‘How did she know that?’ All she saw was Anakin as Anakin because he hadn’t changed his costume yet, right? So Anakin killed his friends, put the scar on him, almost killed her, left her for dead, basically. So in her mind, the Jedi Council was the biggest bad guy in the galaxy. She believed the lies that they were plotting a coup to take power and all that, but they were stopped by the Clones, so she believed that was why she hunted the Jedi, because she believed the Jedi are the worst, basically.”

Beattie went on to talk about Reva’s original fate, with the story ending with her dying at the hands of Vader in order to save Obi-Wan:

“Because I was like, ‘How would she know that this thing in the mechanical suit that everyone calls Darth Vader is the guy who killed her or tried to kill her?’ So it was Obi-Wan, sort of, who revealed this secret to her and this revelation that made her say, “Oh my god, I’ve been wrong this whole time.” And so she goes and basically saved Kenobi by sacrificing himself, telling Vader, “I killed Kenobi.” And then Vader killed her, [with her] knowing that Vader would kill her. So that kind of ended his arc. So just a little bit different than she was, yes, absolutely, the Inquisitor hunting Kenobi all along and driven by her own personal demons. »

Beattie also mentioned that while he thought the Third Sister had a vital role to play in the story, he “felt she had to die:”

“Yeah, killed by Vader at the end. Yeah, I wanted this story, I wanted his story to end. I wanted Reva to play her part in Kenobi-Vader’s story, which was, basically, at the end, she was the one who allowed Vader, basically told Vader to stop chasing Kenobi. You know, she ended Vader’s obsession with Kenobi. She claimed it was over, it was done So that was her part to play. And she’s done so many terrible things, I felt she had to die. [laughs]. You can’t redeem that much.”

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The author also confirmed that the original plans of Obi Wan Kenobi did not include other Inquisitors, just Reva:

“So no other plans to include other Inquisitors…I knew I wanted Darth Vader, obviously, as the overall big bad in this story, and I see him as an antagonist that was going to be more one-on-one with Obi-Wan throughout the series. So Reva was really the result of that, I knew I needed that character.”

Beattie went on to describe how exploring the Order 66 spinoff helped inform Reva’s character and “take her to a place of understanding:”

“And, of course, there are so many great characters from The Purge, the Great Temple Purge and everything, it was just like, ‘Okay, let’s see what she was doing at the Purge. What if she saw all this what happened What if… Anakin/Vader killed her, left her for dead and sent her down this path? So all that kind of stuff made sense and allowed me to create a very confusing character, conflicted, blindsided, filled with hate and rage and everything that makes people want to be Sith and Sith henchmen. And take it to a place of understanding. Understanding the truth, understanding who Obi-Wan is , who Vader really is and what his path is in the galaxy.

The Obi Wan Kenobi The writer also touched on the difficulty of bringing stakes to a prequel project involving Darth Vader and Obi-Wan, and how Reva could allow McGregor’s character to have “someone to defeat or someone to save:”

“…We were always faced with the fact that Obi-Wan could never kill Darth Vader. So he needed to defeat someone. And so Reva was my attempt to give him someone to defeat or someone. one to save, because he’s not going to save Darth Darth Vader’s story is going to end in failure, so I wanted to save someone, and that’s why I created Reva.

Some fans have drawn the comparison of the Third Sister with one of her fellow Inquisitors, the Second Sister, of Jedi: Fallen Order, which has a similar story and arc to Reva.

When asked about Reva’s potential connection to Trilla Suduri, Beattie revealed that the Third Sister was created before the video game was even released:

“So I hadn’t played Fallen Order. I originally wrote that in 2017, so that was before I played Fallen Order. Then I played Fallen Order and I was like, ‘Oh, wow, it’s Reva!’ No, look, it’s just a coincidence. I wanted to create a new character because I didn’t want to be bound by any canon with any of the others that have already been discussed. And I wanted the freedom to take him wherever I wanted. take her in. That’s why I created her, for this story. And that’s the other thing too, we already use so many characters in the established canon with Obi, Dark, Owen, Beru… So I was looking to create someone new. I even had Cody in mind. You know, so I was looking to create someone new.”

Does Reva’s Survival Confirm Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2?

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Now that it’s been revealed that Reva was originally going to sacrifice herself for Obi-Wan and be killed by Darth Vader, the change to keep her alive could hint that there will be a season 2.

Many fans expected her to be killed by Vader or the Grand Inquisitor in the series finale. But since she didn’t even have any other interaction with either character and was instead let go by Obi-Wan, it’s clear she has more to say about her story.

If there is a season 2 of Obi Wan Kenobi, Reva will probably be there. She has now built a relationship with Obi-Wan and would likely come to his aid if he needed help, giving him the opportunity to prove himself to him.

The fact that Beattie also briefly mentions that Commander Cody was in consideration potentially adds credence to previous rumors that the Clone Trooper was to appear on the show. Perhaps these thoughts will be taken into consideration if Lucasfilm decides to bring the series back for a second round.

For the moment, Obi Wan Kenobi is streaming now on Disney+.