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A Modern Re-Intepretation of Star Wars

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So...

This is just an idea I've had. 

What would you do differently if you were given the opportunity to re-write the films to your own liking?

How would you change the universe? What characters would you add or delete? What would the story be?

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Well, almost everyone will say "get rid of Jar Jar." But besides that, here's one thing I would do different: clone Anakin Skywalker and name that clone Darth Vader. 

What this would do is place Obi-Wan as the main character as he trains Darth Vader. Anakin would already by a Jedi at this point. There would be a slightly tension between Anakin and Vader as the two progress through the Clone Wars. At the end, Anakin kills his clone and becomes the Darth Vader we all know.

Speaking of which, the Clone Wars would start to change differently as Vader was the only cloned Jedi to survive the cloning process. The Separatists would attempt to make their own cloned Force-sensitives. This would shift the Clone Wars more to Zahn's version as described in the Thrawn Trilogy, the Separatists soon being called the Clone Masters.

That's all I have right. I'm actually working on a story for this idea, but I have no idea if it might turn out to actually be good. Do you think it might work?

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

W.S.

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Wannabe Scholar said:

Well, almost everyone will say "get rid of Jar Jar." But besides that, here's one thing I would do different: clone Anakin Skywalker and name that clone Darth Vader. 

What this would do is place Obi-Wan as the main character as he trains Darth Vader. Anakin would already by a Jedi at this point. There would be a slightly tension between Anakin and Vader as the two progress through the Clone Wars. At the end, Anakin kills his clone and becomes the Darth Vader we all know.

Speaking of which, the Clone Wars would start to change differently as Vader was the only cloned Jedi to survive the cloning process. The Separatists would attempt to make their own cloned Force-sensitives. This would shift the Clone Wars more to Zahn's version as described in the Thrawn Trilogy, the Separatists soon being called the Clone Masters.

That's all I have right. I'm actually working on a story for this idea, but I have no idea if it might turn out to actually be good. Do you think it might work?

 I actually meant more ALL of the films, meaning the original trilogy too.

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Well, then just have Vader kill Anakin instead. If the Vader in the OT wasn't Anakin, imagine what would have happened in episode 6. 

First, there's Obi-Wan and Luke's talk on Dagobah. Obi-Wan could go on to mention Vader's past and warn Luke of his anger towards Vader. Luke would have a conflict between his Jedi teachings and wanting to bring justice to Vader.

Then, there's the final duel. Luke would probably forgive Vader of his crimes and Vader could kill Palpatine. Either Vader dies, he survives and goes into exile, or he survives and helps Luke rebuild the Jedi. That or either Luke kills both Vader and Palpatine. 

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

W.S.

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Well, I'd probably have made the films in general much darker than they were -- somewhere between Temple of Doom dark and Excalibur dark.

I wouldn't have limited myself to numbered trilogies, and would have made more than six films based in the PT & OT eras.

I would have kept Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader seperate characters -- Anakin and Obi-Wan would have been about the same age and both trained by Yoda with Darth being a slave Ben rescued from a hellish Hutt-controlled planet and took on as his apprentice.

Luke would have remained Darth Vader's son. Darth either would have forced himself on Anakin's wife or had an extramarital affair with her; in either case, Luke would have been the illegitimate son of Darth Vader pawned off as Anakin Skywalker's.

More lightsaber colours beyond single shades of blue, red, green, and the occasional purple.

There would be no mention of Sith, Sith Lords, Dark Lords of the Sith, etc. Palpatine would be a non-aligned dark side sorcerer and Vader a Dark Jedi.

The clones in the eponymous Clone Wars would have worn pure-white Mandalorian armour and, obviously, would have been fighting against the Republic instead of for it.

Pre-bionic Darth Vader would have wielded a red lightsaber while bionic Darth Vader would have wielded a blue lightsaber.

I would have kept Clive Revill as the voice of Palpatine while casting a beautiful woman to play the actual character (I like creepily androgynous characters).

Han would have probably died, allowing Luke and Leia to get together.

Jabba's headquarters would have been based on a world of grasslands, not Tatooine.

No BS about Leia being Luke's sister. Another female character would have filled that role.

Only one Death Star, and only in the last film focusing on the OT characters, not the first.

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Wannabe Scholar said:

Well, then just have Vader kill Anakin instead. If the Vader in the OT wasn't Anakin, imagine what would have happened in episode 6. 

First, there's Obi-Wan and Luke's talk on Dagobah. Obi-Wan could go on to mention Vader's past and warn Luke of his anger towards Vader. Luke would have a conflict between his Jedi teachings and wanting to bring justice to Vader.

Then, there's the final duel. Luke would probably forgive Vader of his crimes and Vader could kill Palpatine. Either Vader dies, he survives and goes into exile, or he survives and helps Luke rebuild the Jedi. That or either Luke kills both Vader and Palpatine. 

 See, along with several other little changes, that would be the biggest change of my version.

It sounds so much more interesting, if you ask me.

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Some ideas I've toyed with:

- Make Vader and Anakin twin brothers

- Add many force powers, less lightsabers

- No Luke, Leia as heroine

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