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Star Wars fans slam Anakin's 'real father' twist as completely unnecessary

Star Wars fans slam Anakin's 'real father' twist as completely unnecessary

We almost had two 'I am your father' moments

It seems that Disney were at some point tempted to add a major plot detail related to who is the father of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars series.

Before I proceed, I’m about to go into major spoiler territory. So if you’re a Star Wars fan who has somehow never watched the 44-year-old movie, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, a huge plot detail related to Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker is about to be spoiled. So you have been warned.

We recently sat down with the cast of The Acolyte. Take a look below.

During an iconic scene, Darth Vader, once known as Anakin Skywalker utters the words to Luke, “I am your father,” to which Luke responds in a typically dramatic fashion, screaming “NO” before leaping into a massive air vent in Cloud City to thankfully be rescued by Organa, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.

However, Disney were reportedly tempted to add a second "I am your father" moment by having Emperor Palpatine utter those words to Anakin Skywalker. Redditor CRzalez sparked a passionate discussion with fellow Star Wars fans.

It’s been suggested that Disney were at some point considering this plot detail or as another Reddit user more accurately puts it, Palpatine was going to use this as a tactic to manipulate Anakin.

Thankfully, Disney resisted the urge to change more Star Wars lore. CRzalez details that Palpatine was to use this manipulative tactic to make Anakin and the Jedi believe that there was never a chosen one. That being said, if Star Wars was to take inspiration from the animated Marvel series What…If?, it would at least make for an interesting episode.

The most recent product of the Star Wars universe is The Acolyte which is available to stream now via Disney Plus.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Disney, Star Wars, TV And Film