Obi-Wan, Yoda Secretly in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Obi-Wan,
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was able to sneak in cameos that even the most diehard fans may not have been aware of.

Those who haven’t seen the movie may want to steer clear of the “how and why” of the cameo, but those that have seen it know of Daisy Ridley’s Rey [SPOILER ALERT] experiencing a powerful flashback after finding Luke Skywalker’s old lightsaber. The scene includes flashes of Rey in the Cloud City halls where Luke and Darth Vader fought in “Empire Strikes Back,” a cloaked Luke mourning with R2-D2, the aftermath of a massacre from Kylo Ren and his Knights of Ren, and a young Rey being left on the planet Jakku.

The scene also includes voices from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, with Ewan McGregor and Frank Oz respectively reprising their roles for the new lines. And thanks to clever editing, Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy and died in 2000, was able to contribute a word.

“You do hear a little bit of Yoda. You hear Luke yelling out, ‘Nooo!’ from that moment in ‘Empire.’ And you hear Obi-Wan at the end say, ‘Rey … these are your first steps,'” J.J. Abrams said to Entertainment Weekly.

The editing came when producer Bryan Burk sent Abrams a recording of Guinness saying “Rey.” The line came from editing a line of the late actor saying “afraid.”

“They cut it, and you hear the performance – he’s saying it the way I would have begged Alec Guinness to have said it. It is so crazy perfect,” Abrams said. “So when you hear Obi-Wan talk to Rey it is both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor doing the voice.”

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  1. Amypie says:

    The film has been out since Dec. 18th. People on news, social media, etc. have been amazing with not spoiling. Folks who haven’t seen it by now…. well….. Sorry!!!

  2. Michael Sitz says:

    Gee whiz thank you so much for telling those of us that haven’t had a chance to see it!!!!!! 😁😂 bunch of morons:-((

  3. SPIKE says:

    anything that makes money in this society is idolized. personally, i wish the whole franchise would sink off the Malibu coast never to surface again until a long, long time from now, in a galaxy far, far away

    • I feel like “SPIKE” is an angry old dude who hates everything. I mean really, who actually HATES Star Wars? The only critics who spoke negatively of the original series were people who were pissy that the movie did so well and that the realistic, gritty 70s style of films was going out of style due to big blockbusters. Guess they should’ve been pissed about Jaws then huh?

    • chaz275 says:

      I’m sure a lot of people are glad you’re not in charge ^_^

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