Undeniable Fact About AOTC #22: It Introduced Luke & Leia’s Adoptive Families

One thing that is often overlooked about AOTC is how the film goes a long way to set up what occurs in Eps IV-VI. The film introduces the people who will raise Luke and Leia; Bail Organa is seen for the first time in a Star Wars film while we meet the younger incarnations of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. It establishes Owen is Anakin’s stepbrother (the ROTJ novelization originally made Owen Obi-Wan’s relative) and therefore there’s a closer relationship with Luke than we had believed. They really were Luke’s aunt and uncle! It is revealed why everyone trusted Bail to raise Leia and how many of his ideals were passed on to her. Anyone who loves the lore of Star Wars couldn’t help but geek out over this kind of stuff.

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One Response to “Undeniable Fact About AOTC #22: It Introduced Luke & Leia’s Adoptive Families”

  1. lovelucas Says:

    Two kapowza moments for me: Bail assuring emphatically that “She will be loved” to Yoda and Obi-Wan but he is full of sadness. And the look – that George should have held the camera on for just a few more moments – that Obi-Wan gave Beru as he handed over Luke.

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