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A Palpatine-less Edit of The Rise of Skywalker (Released)
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1-May-2020, 5:25 PM
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joshuabri said:

Ooh, Legacy of the Force sounds classy. I don’t think this edit has earned such a cool name.

Seriously though, based on some feedback and my own assessment that the use of the Luke scene as a Force vision is easily the biggest weak point from a technical execution perspective, I think for version 2 I am going to try letting it play out as normal with Rey physically traveling to Ahch-To after the fight, talking to Luke, and returning to the celebration in Luke’s X-Wing. I don’t like the idea of adding Luke’s X-Wing back in as I don’t think there’s any way it should be space-worthy at this point, but I might have to live with it for the bigger picture. This would also allow the introduction of Leia’s lightsaber prior to its burial, so it wouldn’t need to be removed from the Tatooine sequence.

I think this is a much better sequence of events, it parallels RotJ as well, which is nice.

I would also consider:

An anakin Skywalker ghost at the end on tatooine.
Purple Lightsaber for Leia, per Fisher’s wishes.
“Duel of the Fates” as the title.

As for Mustufar, I really like some of the extended mustufar scenes folks have put together in the RoS: Ascendant thread. Fixes the pacing issue while also properly setting up the wayfinder stuff.

Another thing from that thread I think is necessary is Rey having an unstable lightsaber. Since she’s using a repaired version of the saber that was shattered in TLJ, but they never say or show that she repaired it, having an instability like a pulsing blade with lighting running up and down it, would be a strong visual key to that.

Anyway, if you pull this off well, this might be my go to version of the film.