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Why the concept of Force Ghosts was scrapped from TFA and TROS

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JJ was planning on bringing back Anakin in TFA as we now know but in the end dropped that idea. Rian brought in Yoda but in TROS once again we saw no Force Ghosts other than Luke this time around. I do wonder why again we did not get to see Anakin, honestly it simply makes sense to bring that character back at least for a brief cameo ESPECIALLY if Sidious makes a comeback.

I have very mixed feelings on the sequels, I enjoyed some things, hated the others though I won’t go into details since that is not really what I want to delve into here. Just curious to hear your thoughts on why we did not get to see other Force Ghosts/Anakin in TFA/TROS and only got to hear the voices at the end.

Thought some of you might enjoy this edit: https://youtu.be/PaqiKCXMkK8

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Who did those force ghosts in the TROS scene? That was truly excellent and would be a great thing to add to an edit.

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yotsuya said:

Who did those force ghosts in the TROS scene? That was truly excellent and would be a great thing to add to an edit.

I shared a link to the original edit in the video description. 😉

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We also see Leia at the end of TROS. I don’t think they “scrapped” anything about Force Ghosts. Having Hayden yelling at Kylo that he shouldn’t be evil is a dumb idea and needed to be removed, if that was the plan. And the turning point of TROS is literally a ghost telling Rey to not be stupid.

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I don’t know why the idea of Anakin giving Kylo a talking to caught on so much. It sounds like it would have been a god awful scene, no offense. It must’ve crossed their mind but I also kind of doubt it was something that was ever seriously planned to happen.

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SparkySywer said:

I don’t know why the idea of Anakin giving Kylo a talking to caught on so much. It sounds like it would have been a god awful scene, no offense. It must’ve crossed their mind but I also kind of doubt it was something that was ever seriously planned to happen.

Mostly because one of Kylo Ren’s earliest defined traits was his reverence towards Vader and wanting to finish his mission (even if this was later abandoned in TLJ, the Vader mask returned for TROS). Anakin’s appearance is often brought up as a way to subvert Kylo’s misguided thoughts about his grandfather, and I’ve seen it endorsed by many people who think it would bring the 9-film saga full circle to have Anakin play a meaningful part in the finale.