Obi-Wan Kenobi Originally Wasn't Supposed to Die in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
What kind of world would we be living in had Obi-Wan survived his epic battle with Darth Vader? We may never know, but we almost did.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca, has been releasing some pretty awesome stuff via Twitter, and it's totally worth looking at the gems that he has saved over the years. One of his more recent tweets revealed that what we got in A New Hope wasn’t what was originally planned. These are the pages he tweeted:
Two things other than Ben surviving the fight really stuck out at me. The first is that Vader is referred to as a Sith Knight, which we never hear in the original trilogy. The second being that Luke becomes the hero he is supposed to be and saves Ben! Here's the full page of the script featuring Obi-Wan's survival moment:
Like I said before, we will never know what the intended outcome of Ben living would have been. I guess we will be left with speculation.