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Obi-Wan Kenobi Was Originally Going To Kill Off A Key Character
By SANDY SCHAEFER
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for "Obi-Wan Kenobi."
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” began as a film under the “Star Wars Story” spin-off brand, but after “Solo: A Star Wars Story” disappointed at the box office, the story shifted to Disney+ as a show. Writer Stuart Beattie penned the film’s script, which had some major differences from the final product, including the death of a central figure.
Reva (Moses Ingram) is a ruthless Inquisitor tasked with hunting down the Jedi for the Empire, but it’s revealed that she was a youngling who survived Order 66 and witnessed Anakin slaying her friends. After surviving the Jedi Temple massacre and deducing he and Darth Vader were the same person, Reva swore revenge on Anakin and joined the Inquisitors in an attempt to get close to him.
Beattie’s original script had Reva believe the propaganda about the Jedi, with Obi-Wan later revealing Darth Vader's true identity to her. Beattie says, “I figured, ‘How would she know that this thing in a mechanical suit [...] tried to kill her?’” After the revelation, Reva reported Obi-Wan’s death to Vader, knowing he would kill her in return, thus completing her redemption arc.