Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (novel)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Novel)

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The Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novelization was written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.


Differences from the film

  • When Leia is captured by Jabba, instead of him saying "I'm sure" to her warning of her powerful friends, he says, "I'm sure, but in the meantime, I shall thoroughly enjoy the pleasure of your company." Additionally, instead of simply licking his lips as seen in the movie, he is described as planting "a beastly kiss squarely on the Princess's lips".

  • A deleted scene of Vader trying to get into the throne room and being stopped by an officer is included.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi's account of Luke's parental history is expanded; Obi-Wan states that Owen Lars was his brother, and that Luke and Leia's mother died when they were four (a premise later overwritten by the Prequel Trilogy, in which Owen Lars is seen to be Anakin Skywalker's stepbrother and Padmé dies as soon as both twins are born.) Obi-Wan further recounts his battle with Anakin, stating that Anakin "fell into a molten pit", a point of detail which differs somewhat from the battle as shown in Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan further tells Luke that Anakin did not know that Amidala was pregnant, while in Revenge of the Sith he is well aware of the pregnancy.

  • C-3PO's story alone does not......
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