Sorry if this has already been addressed, but has anyone considered an edit without Reva? Just a story about Obi-wan rescuing Leia and Vader happening across him?
It would be difficult to do, because Reva drives a lot of the plot - without her, a lot of stuff would happen for no reason (Leia gets kidnapped for no reason, Vader would know things via magic, Obi-Wan would have no sense of urgency throughout most of the plot). She’s also visually present in a lot of scenes that are necessary for the story to progress; it would be really difficult to edit around her and still have anything make sense.
I found in my edit that just cutting a lot of unnecessary scenes makes her character a lot more interesting and palatable; the only things that makes Moses Ingram’s performance seem shonky are some bad dialogue choices and her inability to shout in a threatening way. Once you trim those, the strengths of her performance really shine through; I went from disliking the character to really enjoying her.
I don’t believe so. I wouldn’t want to just remove Reva, but the inquisitors all together. For me they really don’t have any place in this story. They worked well for Rebels because, it was pitched as a kid’s show. But as a live action miniseries, for me just doesn’t work. I would center the story on Obiwan and Vader.
Leia is kidnapped, but not connected to the inquisitors at all. Obiwan saves her and they escape the empire’s detection to whatever planet they go to. The probe droid finds Kenobi and alerts Vader. They duel and then the magic force fire that Vader can’t pass happens. Kenobi is put in the Bacta. Leia is never captured and we don’t leave that planet for the Inquisitor planet. Vader discovers where on the planet they are. Empire breaks through the barricaded door. Vader tries to stop the ship from leaving and tears apart the wrong ship. They escape just for the empire to track them down in space. Kenobi lures them away. Lightsaber fight. Cut useless Luke scene. Kenobi meets luke. Rides off into the sunset. Cut Qui Gon.
The story would be short, which is why I am hoping the Android show may be able to be used to fill in the gaps. Or just leave it as a stand alone short story. But I think it could work. I may give it a go when I get some time.
(Btw…Hi Andrew! 👋🏻😉)