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Scene From Cancelled Star Wars Movie Is Basically Lifted From Harry Potter

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Scene From Cancelled Star Wars Movie Is Basically Lifted From Harry Potter

If you're one of the few people out there unaware, the most recent Star Wars trilogy, the one that wrapped up the Skywalker saga, was a bit of a mess. I don't just mean from a cinematic perspective, but behind the scenes, it seems to have been pretty ugly, too.

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Director J.J. Abrams was originally down to helm Episode VII, and wrote draft scripts for the two sequels. Rian Johnson then scrapped that, and made his own Episode VIII, which was pretty much universally panned. Then director Colin Trevorrow was meant to come in for Episode IX but was hastily replaced with Abrams again in an attempt to salvage the sorry mess.

I'm sure somebody will tell me that that's not actually what happened, but let's be real, the whole thing was just a giant precursor for us getting LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, wasn't it? So we can all agree on that.

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Anywho, much ado has been made about the lost-but-found Colin Trevorrow script and there does seem to be a split among fans who have read it, over whether or not it would have been better than the actual Abrams directed Episode IX that we got.

A recent post on Reddit shares a snippet of the aforementioned Trevorrow script, read very deftly by some sound-alike(ish) voices for Rey, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But a lot of people in the comments of the post have noticed that this scene... feels very familiar.

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"This scene doesn't by any chance take place in Kings Cross station in London?" remarks u/Zyrock9. "Rey is going to come back and fight Lord Voldemort in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Neat." chimes in u/Red_Holla4. In fact, almost the entire comment section is in agreement that this scene is basically lifted from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Pt 2 where Harry converses with the spirit of Dumbledore in a ethereal King's Cross Station.

Checking out both scenes back-to-back, there are glaring similarities that are either one hell of a coincidence, or intentionally similar to J.K. Rowling's Potter scene. To have Rey chin-wagging with the ghosts of the departed Jedi about the afterlife and becoming one with the force is undoubtedly, canonical speaking, pretty daft. As a fan of Star Wars, I can only say I'm glad this scene never happened, but other parts of the Trevorrow script are much better than what we did get. All in all, Disney just needs to make more things like The Mandalorian and Rogue One, and we'll all be golden. Savvy?

Featured Image Credit: Disney / Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, Disney

Mark Foster
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