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08th Jul 2022

Super Star Wars fan edited Obi-Wan Kenobi into a two and a half hour movie to prove one point

Simon Bland

This is the cut he was looking for

One dedicated Star Wars fan has taken it upon themselves to re-cut Disney+’s recent six-part Obi-Wan Kenobi series into a full, two and a half hour movie in order to fix problems that he deemed to be “easily fixable” – including “awkward pacing” and “goofy dialogue”.

Made by a viewer named Kai Patterson, the so-called “Patterson Cut” was created in an attempt to navigate certain issues that this particular audience member had with director Deborah Chow’s six-part mini-series which recently came to a close on Disney+.

Available to view via Patterson’s own personal website, he begins by stating that his version is very much a “fan edit” and should only be viewed by “those who have a Disney plus membership”.

Patterson continues to explain his motivation for rejigging Chow’s hotly anticipated series which was packed with twists, turns, surprises and unexpected cameos – yet still managed to divide hard core force fans.

In case you missed it, the show reintroduces us to Ewan McGregor’s fractured Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi as he embarks on a perilous mission to save Vivien Lyra Blair’s young Princess Leia whilst attempting to find closure between himself and his former apprentice and now most evil guy in the universe, Darth Vader, played by Hayden Christensen.

Watch the full trailer below:

In the blurb featured on Patterson’s website, he insists that his new cut is based in “love” for the Star Wars franchise and “the excitement I have for the new content we’re getting from Lucasfilm.”

He adds: “The Obi-Wan show, in my opinion, suffered from things that were easily fixable in the script and in the edit.

“Awkward pacing, whole scenes that ultimately amounted to nothing, goofy dialogue and directing choices, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and change what I could.

“I want to be very clear, this is my own artistic interpretation of how these scenes could be strung together to make something that works better for me personally.”

Despite discounting Chow’s hard work in favour of his own personal vision (what Star Wars fan doesn’t have their own very specific set of things they’d love to see happen in a galaxy far, far away?), the creator of this new edition is insistent that only those who have supported Disney+ financially should be able to view it.

“DO NOT watch or download this movie if you haven’t paid for a Disney Plus subscription. Let’s make sure we’re supporting all the original artists on this show by not letting this become a means of pirating,” his site explains.

Debuting in May 27 and running for six episodes, McGregor’s return to this beloved Star Wars prequel character was originally intended to be a trilogy of movies before director Ron Howard’s stand-alone Solo movie underperformed at the box office and Disney got cold feet.

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