Ben Kenobi’s sacrifice, allowing himself to be cut down by Darth Vader and become one with the Force towards the end of Episode IV: A New Hope (aka 1977’s original Star Wars), is a pivotal part of Luke Skywalker’s hero’s journey.
The original scene, pitting Sir Alec Guiness and James Earl Jones, in a final duel is iconic, but after ten films, and in particular the terrifying scene of Vader boarding Princess Leia’s Blockade Runner at the end of Star Wars: Rogue One (see below), some fans have been imagining something more engaging.
And that’s exactly what happened.
GamesRadar reports: The Youtube channel FXitinPost, which has been teasing the release of this scene for over a year, has gained over 2 million views since it was posted on May 8. “This is a one-off story driven scene reflecting the characters in its chronological order from the point of Revenge of the Sith through Rebels, Rogue One, and all canon material leading to A New Hope,” the video’s description reads.
New environmental elements like throwable barrels, more force pushes, and flying lightsabers make the clip feel completely different from its source material—almost as if it was straight out of a video game. Audio clips from the prequel movies, mainly from the fight between Anakin and Obi Wan Kenobi on the planet Mustafar in the Outer Rim, can be heard in certain parts of the fight.
Watch the amazing re-imagined scene below.