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Darth Malgus
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Anakin's Force Ghost
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6-Sep-2022, 6:00 AM

SparkySywer said:

Darth Malgus said:

SparkySywer said:

Darth Malgus said:

I heard all the reasons about Hayden and the Redeeming nonsense created his ghost to become young again lol,

Shaw is a bad choice as well to be honest, since Anakin/Vader died at 45

Anakin/Vader only died at 45 after the prequels made him so young. Shaw was a perfectly fine choice in 1983.

Ghost Shaw worked well in 1983, but It doesn’t anymore. Personally, as I said in my previous post, I’m in favor of replacing the current 20-years old ghost Hayden with a version of Hayden himself that’s closer to his 40s.

Okay, but that doesn’t make it a “bad choice” that they cast Shaw, like you said. You can’t fault them for not having the clairvoyance during the production of RotJ to know that the prequels would contradict them two decades later. It’s not a flaw of the OOT and it’s not something that needed to be fixed.

Yes, but we’re no longer in 1983. Like it or not, there are other films now, and we must see things in a more united context.

Which is why I don’t agree with this attitude toward the OT. The OT came first. The OT portrayed Anakin as being old. The PT contradicted that. It’s not the OT’s fault and it shouldn’t be a good thing to “fix” the OT to fit in with the prequels, the prequels should have fit in with the OT themselves.

I didn’t say they were wrong in casting Shaw in 1983, I simply said that, today, ghost Shaw no longer makes sense because of the existence of the Prequels. You can criticize the Prequels as much as you want for contradicting Anakin’s age in the OT, but honestly, seeing an 80-year-old man being the father of a 20-year-old boy always seemed weird to me anyway, so it’s not like if the OT hasn’t made any “mistakes” about it. We can criticize the Prequels all we want, but regardless of who is to blame, today ghost Shaw no longer works and we all have to try to look at things in a more united context. I mean, I know that this can annoy many people (especially the cultists of the original theatrical cut), but I am absolutely in favour of “fixing” the OT if this fixing results in a more united and cohesive story and narrows the small contradictions between the movies, again, regardless of who is to blame for these contradictions. Moreover, it’s not like if changing Anakin’s age resulted in a drastical change of the plot of ROTJ, in fact, it changes absolutely nothing.