ByAndrew Morrison, writer at Creators.co
Andrew Morrison is a twenty something year old theatre nerd with a passion for all things Potter.
Andrew Morrison

Here's a hint: if you thought Obi-Wan Kenobi a la Alec Guinness was coming back, you are sorely mistaken. He's dead, although he was able to have a short cameo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Here's the clip; pardon the terrible filmography:

Did you hear it? It's alright if you didn't; I missed it the first few times as well. The late Alec Guinness can be heard saying "Rey" in the forest.

But how? How can you bring a man back from beyond the grave simply to utter a single syllable? You can't, but remember that Lucasfilm has an archive of all their materials that they've ever produced.

According to another Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor; who also has a line), Lucasfilm found the line, "Don't be afraid," spoken by Guinness and edited out the "af" and the "d". The result is Alec Guinness uttering "rai" from beyond the grave.

So who is coming back? Han Solo? Darth Vader? Both are definite possibilities, but I'm talking about a CGI character that we all thought was dead.

..................................................................................................................................................Just kidding. I almost had a heart attack writing that. The truth is much more fun and equally as jolting:

How? How is it possible to not only hear but see a man that died back in 1994?

Tarkin will return to the silver screen in "Rogue One" and we will supposedly see his role in the creation of Darth Vader. This is all done through the magic of CGI. The brilliant minds at Lucasfilm are going through hundreds of hours of film in order to perfectly reconstruct Cushing through CGI, despite having no footage of his feet. The leather boots Cushing was instructed to wear were extremely uncomfortable, so he famously elected to wear slippers in all of his scenes, resulting in all of his shots being from the ankles up. Thankfully, Cushing was a fan of horror films, and Lucasfilm has access to all of those and his feet.

Excited for the return of "Star Wars" baddie Grand Moff Tarkin? Let me know in the comments below and follow me for more updates on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

Source: The Guardian

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