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Daisy Ridley Confirms That Rey Kenobi Was An Option For Star Wars Sequels

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. RoyleRancor

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    Yeah who does that

    *George Lucas nervously tugs at his collar wondering how long he can get away with it*
     
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    You have a plan in place, you get lambasted for being stuck in your beliefs and not evolving.

    You have an outline in place, you get lambasted for not having a plan.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Yeah, I don't have a problem with them evolving the story a bit as time went on.

    This seems a bit excessive, especially since "Rey Nobody" is a pretty hard stance to back down on. Not to mention this major change seemed to happen at least three times over the course of the series, when it probably should've defined Rey's character from the start.

    But that's fine. It's absolutely accurate that many trilogies make changes like this over time- Star Wars fans just have an especially (and justifiably) strong obsession with canon.

    It's just... so weird that she's able to talk about this right now. Between this and Boyega's candidness, I wonder what else might come out over the years.
     
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    You call it justifiable. I call it certifiable....
     
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    I think that's just it. The character of Rey was strong enough without a last name attached to it, any last name. And yet at the same time, it's almost comical that you can pick any last name in the SW universe and both have it work for the character, and it also be the wrong choice to make.
     
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    Rey Porkins....stay on target...
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    I would love to read Arndt and Trevorrow's scripts and especially the ST notes/storylines Lucas handed Kennedy and Abrams.
     
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    As far as I recall, Arndt just wrote a treatment.
    I read that. It's basically the nuts and bolts of TLJ with a few differences.

    Cheers,
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    John breaks down the discussion further... enjoy :D



    And for the record, these guys are not man-babies...
     
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    True, some people are waaaaay too concerned with it.

    But given the Legends "purge", I can see why fans have a particular relationship with the idea of canon.
     
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    I mean, I like John but these are both more than prone to being manchildren of the highest order. Robert Meyer Burnett had an epic manchild meltdown on twitter a while back.
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    Eh. You can't have two canons anyway so the purge was bound to happen. It's just like a different universe in Marvel or DC now. But *somehow* those fans are more mature than Star Wars fans about it. Especially because most of legends wasn't canon anyway
     
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    Just think that in an alternate universe where Rey was a Kenobi, people would be moaning and groaning about how she could’ve been a Palpatine!
     
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    While I wasn't super pleased with Rey being a Palpatine I am glad she wasn't a Kenobi.
     
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    Yeah, I don't ever see him break the Jedi code even if there is no Jedi. I get he had a romance with Satine, but that's not the same thing as to what Anakin did. It's way more believable that Palpatine would have grandchildren, however.
     
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    For me it was the opposite, when it comes to Kenobi and Palpatine. I could totally see Kenobi and Satine having a secret child out there, that Satine had given up for adoption because she was really young and probably had a target pained on her back. Korkie's lineage after all is quite mysterious, given that he's "her older brother's child." But if that's the case, why is SHE the Duchess? If the inheritance of the title isn't gender-locked, wouldn't it go to the eldest, and then the eldest's children, and THEN the middle sister? But I digress.

    I guess my point is to me it was always more interesting to see an Obi-Wan who gave up the hope of a domestic life contrasted with Anakin, who didn't. It makes the Padme part less about "I have no idea what my former apprentice and now brother-in-arms is doing," and more of "I've been in his shoes, and I have faith he'll make the right decision."

    Then again, maybe my head-canon is interfering with the actual truth (said head-canon being that during the mission to defend Satine, Qui-Gon knew what was going on between the two and allowed the relationship to play it's course, showing faith in his apprentice. Obi-Wan does the same thing with Anakin, but it fails.)

    In terms of Palpatine, he strikes me as the kind of guy whose Relations with a woman wouldn't end up well for the woman...nor would be entirely with her consent, unfortunately. Palpatine's real turn on is power. He NEEDS to be the most powerful Sith, with the most powerful apprentice, in the most powerful position in the world. Anything that threatens such power - like a woman or a child - would be quickly and efficiently eliminated. Besides, the Sith way isn't to bargain - it's to corrupt and take. Palpatine applied it to everything for his entire life, why would women be different? (Post-PT era. PT Palpatine may have had paramours for political reasons, but I still can't imagine Sheev allowing one to get pregnant, simply due to the political scandal it'd cause.) Palpatine had no intention of dying or passing down his Empire if he did die, so what purpose would an heir serve? In fact, an heir may serve as a threat, and as mentioned above, anything that threatens Palpatine's power would be quickly and efficiently eliminated.
     
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    Palpatine kidnapped force sensitive children/babies (I forget for what reason) in the Clone Wars. I should've air quoted grandchildren, he would never do anything unless it suited him and only him.
     
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    I'm not sure the original reason, but I believe they were retroactively foreshadowed the Inquisitors. But agreed about "grandchildren."
     
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    At the time, since Legends was still """canon""", I had assumed it alluded to Palpatine's agents like Mara Jade.
     
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    I totally forgot about that! Great point.
     
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    LOL, I agree RMB always has Star Trek meltdowns but I love it cause he wants good trek. I can listen to RMB all day.
     
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    The biggest problem for the ST was two fold. They had had to play it safe after how the prequel trilogy was received and the story problems with Fisher passing away. While there wasn't a "plan" there was a natural direction this was going. Leia had a huge part to play in the final chapter. In the end, you have the mother and son who never even share a scene in the same room together. It's just a huge bummer. JJ made it work the best they could, but it ended up having collateral damage with Rose's character losing scenes in failed CGI attempts with Leia.
     
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