Hal 9000 said:
Hmmm… if Kijimi isn’t destroyed, could it feature in the mini-montage of Star Destroyers going down instead of Jakku?
Coruscant > Cloud City > Kijimi
You’d have a planet introduced in the first film of the first trilogy, second film of the second trilogy, and third film of the third trilogy.”
Now that you mention it, it could be cool to have Kijimi instead of Jakku at the end. Is there any establishing shot of Kijimi that could work in that case?
That way the montage would feel more cathartic; Jakku is somewhat meh since most of its inhabitants we knew in TFA were assholes (save for the villagers from the beginning, but they are dead), but in the case of Kijimi, the audience knows this world is the home of Zorii, Babu Frik and John Williams, besides the planet was shown to be brutally oppressed and patrolled by the First Order in the middle act. Planet saved!
Shifting the topic to the Mustafar beginning, I like how the sequence plays out. Maybe that shot where the jet troopers are in the sky could go, but the rest of the Battlefront II footage looks fine (how could one make the videogame cutscenes look less “clean”?).
I agree TIE fighters would make for a nice addition to the castle shot. It’s a good way to disguise the fact that is a Rogue One mirrored/recolored take. Bonus points if somehow Kylo’s shuttle or TIE Whisper could be added.
Also I forgot how good Dom’s repurposed vision scene was. I wouldn’t mind if we keep it there instead of moving Vader’s helmet to the beginning.