This is cool! Something else that I really like about your direction is how you’re not just trying to make changes to plot or characters, but you’re also trying to make it feel more in line with the OT by changing the score, color grade and sound design. I think it is sort of a balancing act, trying to find the right amount of change, but I think you’re going in the right direction.
Are you considering having Anakin fly straight through the trade federation ship or just land in it? It has been done before but is something I’ve considered doing myself.
If you’re talking to me, I said that the only scene in TPM that I’ll include is the scene where Yoda allows Obi-Wan to train Anakin as a Jedi. (We can have Obi-Wan meet Anakin as a pilot off-screen to be more in line with Obi-Wan’s dialogue in RotJ)
And because I’m re-editing the prequels into a 3-in-1 Anthology film, when I re-edit IV-IX, I’ll rename them to I-VI.
My viewing order will be: Rogue One, ANH:R HD, ESB:R, the 3-in-1 prequel Anthology edit, RotJ:R, TFA (NevarGreat), TLJ (my upcoming edit), and TRoS (my upcoming edit). Solo is kicked out from this (because Darth Maul will be cut entirely from my 3-in-1 prequel edit, and his cameo will confuse viewers as he doesn’t appear in the prequel edit).