I have always loved Return of the Jedi, but I know that it can be so much more.
I’m sure you’ve heard the story of Gary Kurtz’s falling out with George Lucas, with George kiddying up the final act of the Star Wars trilogy in order to boost toy sales. Gary Kurtz’s bittersweet and somber conclusion to Star Wars was taken from him.
Revenge of the Jedi is my upcoming edit of Return of the Jedi
My edit intends to bring the version of Jedi we got as close as possible to Gary Kurtz’s original plan.
There won’t be a Death Star in the film!
The rebels mount a desperate attack on an Imperial stronghold in the Outer Rim. The plan is to infiltrate the forest moon of Endor, blow up the shield generator, and for the fleet to then provide support. Vader and Luke’s final confrontation will take place in the Emperor’s personal Star Destroyer.
Vader’s character arc will be a continuation of the previous film.
He has no respect for the emperor (established in the previous film) and tries to convince Luke to join him on the dark side of the force to overthrow the emperor!
Han Solo (might) die!
This one I’m not so sure on. If I did do it he would die in the Shield Generator’s explosion in a manner of self-sacrifice after a squadron of imperials storm the room. However execution would be incredibly difficult. We’ll see. If you have any suggestions I am open to them.
The sequence of events should go something like this:
-The movie starts with the rescue of Han from Jabba the Hutt. (Maybe 20 minutes)
-Yoda’s death (and maybe Obi Wan’s conversation)
-The rebel meeting
-The landing on Endor sequence
-The Speederbike Chase
-A significantly cut down village sequence
-Luke talks to Vader
-The battle of Endor, in which the rebels completely lose and retreat. (Maybe Han dies)
-The Vader vs Luke fight
-Vader’s death scene
-A quick montage of an incredibly small rebel fleet with an inspiring Admiral Ackbar speech over it (Taken from Battlefront), ending with Vader’s funeral pyre
-VARIOUS OTHER CHANGES-
Maybe Luke and Leia aren’t siblings? Maybe Luke has a twin sister but it isn’t Leia?
-I NEED HELP!-
-I need someone to dub General Madine
-Here’s a poster I made: https://i.imgur.com/0iqxeEl.jpg
-First 24 minutes of the film: https://mega.nz/#!EiAy0LxD!OTvtEzldgQh52rz1TeMFR71nEJ8jseEjkRw2QmIWbu4
I have no timeframe for when the edit will be released.
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