Looked back at my old "How I'd Redo ROTJ" post, which was full of impossible dreams. With the new deleted scenes, some don't seem so impossible anymore.
Then Luke shows up, all mysterious. I thought some kind of visual to cue that Luke had changed was in order.
After the Barge goes boom, the lost Sandstorm scene is inserted. It provides another set, making the film feel bigger, and gives Han and Lando a moment to acknowledge Han's forgiving him.
The "Luke Builds a Lightsaber" scene serves the purpose of a much more mysterious introduction.
Could the sandstorm scene, with bastardized audio stolen from the actual movie, loud wind effects and music, be reinserted? Who thinks it could work?
More Ewoks die. Not a bloodbath, but we should see some get shot. We should also see some stab Stormtroopers with spears and poison blowdarts.
The shuttle the heroes came in had a small force of maybe 40-50 people shoved in the back like a Normandy lander. Let them get some action.
THere should be at least one Hero Shot of the Falcon flying with all guns blazing, blasting TIE fighters. Footage was shot of soldiers in the Falcon's guns firing away. That should be used.
Footage was also shot of Madine's death, as well as a female XWing pilot. These should go back in.
Inserting the bunker scene, the new pilot closeups, and the Falcon gunners would go a long way to making the battle feel more epic.
I'd also insert shots of Jerrjerod getting status updates (although not the subplot of blowing up Endor). Could shots from those scenes be used to replace some of the reused shots of the Death Star gunners from "Star Wars?"
I've actually reconsidered more Ewoks dying. We see two die in a short time, and one even gets the most dramatic death scene in the triology up till then (more time than Biggs, Dack, or Obi got!).
When the gang is captured by the Ewoks, empty stormtrooper armor is piled next to the cooking fire.
I might build a set in my garage to get this shot!
I wouldn't change a damn thing about the Emperor or any of the scenes of him, Vader and Luke. (except that he really needs a nicer shuttle).
I need to learn to rotoscope, to slap a red Imperial logo on the Emp's shuttle in the big matte painting. Maybe some spinners.
The camera pans up above the happy people, XWings drop fireworks in the sky, camera pans up to the stars, where, as the music crescendos, the AUDIENCE POV ITSELF is pulled into hyperspace as the credits roll. People cheer.
Is this possible? Any ideas of how to try making this shot?