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FANEDIT: The End of the Jedi (Ep. 8 and 9) (2 in 1) (TEASER RELEASED)

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It’s time for the Jedi to end! Luke has forsaken the Jedi path. Dark powers rise to take control. Kylo tries to find a middle way, while Rey clings to hope that the Jedi can persist. Our heroes must face their greatest fears or darkness will surely engulf the galaxy.

I made this edit to combine the best parts of The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker to create a satisfying resolution for all our characters. A new story has been crafted from the two movies, cutting each movie down to about an hour, told in two parts. The first part is primarily Rey training with Luke, and the second part is Rey (and Luke) facing the emperor.

I tried to emphasize the themes in The Last Jedi that question the role of the Jedi. My editing approach was to make improvements wherever possible so long as I thought they made the film more enjoyable to watch. This edit includes significant story changes and restructuring, including one scene moved to a completely new location. I don’t expect this edit to be a replacement for the canon films for most people, but it is definitely a unique experience.

Release Date: December 18, 2020

Running Time: 115 Minutes

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/466957070

Poster: https://ibb.co/1T5g2LY

This is my first fan edit, I hope you all like it! If you would like to see a workprint or have any questions about the the film you can PM me.

Major Plot Points Removed:

  • The entire Resistance plotline from The Last Jedi
  • Crait
  • Hux
  • Kylo’s new helmet
  • Lightspeed skipping
  • Force Healing
  • Pasana
  • Kijimi
  • Horses on a Star Destroyer
  • Navigation Towers
  • Most importantly this edit removes Force Healing

New Content:

Part I:

  • Luke has a flashback of fighting Kylo
  • Luke has a premonition of what will happen if Rey leaves the island

Part II:

  • Interlude text explaining why Kylo is looking for the emperor
  • Kylo has a force conversation with Rey asking her to help him defeat the emperor
  • Luke meets with Leia after her death
  • Removed Rey talking to “all the jedi” (instead she talks to Luke)
  • Luke helps Rey defeat the emperor
  • Luke uses the Force to help win the space battle
  • Added romantic moment between Poe and Finn!

Rough Outline (Spoilers!!):

PART I:

  • Rey finds Luke hiding in his hut
  • Rey learns that Luke has given up on the Jedi
  • Rey gets trained by Luke
  • Rey talks to Kylo
  • Luke sees visions of the past and future
  • Luke gets angry at Rey
  • Rey goes to face Kylo and Snoke
  • Rey and Kylo fight Snoke and guards
  • Kylo and Rey both try to grab the lightsaber and it explodes

PART II:

  • Kylo meets the emperor
  • Rey trains with Leia
  • Poe and Finn go to the space iceberg (aka SpaceBerg)
  • Poe returns and reveals the location of Palpatine
  • Rey and friends go directly to the Death Star to find wayfinder
  • Rey finds wayfinder and Kylo crushes it
  • Rey and Kylo duel on the Death Star ruins
  • Leia dies
  • Kylo gets killed by Rey
  • Rey steals Kylo’s ship and goes to face the emperor alone
  • Luke talks to Leia’s ghost and gets encouraged to join the fight
  • Luke burns the Jedi tree
  • Rey meets the emperor
  • Lando arrives with reinforcements
  • Emperor sucks out Rey’s life force
  • Emperor zaps the fleet
  • Luke encourages Rey to give her life to defeat the emperor
  • Rey kills the emperor (with Luke helping through the force)
  • Rey dies
  • The space battle is being lost
  • Luke uses the force to destroy the fleet
  • Luke dies
  • Rebels celebrate
  • Broom boy

Finishing up a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

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I really like the trailer. Out of curiosity, is the fleet “conjured” in your take? I only watched RoS once so I don’t even know if I remember it well enough to think of if that plot point would be removable or not, but that was probably the thing that bugged me the most if memory serves.

My attempt at a non-linear edit of the Star Wars Saga: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Saga-Redux-A-non-linear-Machete-style-edit-WIP-25-released/id/78318

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That trailer. was. epic.

We will be watching your career with great interest

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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This is really interesting. I’m looking forward to it 😉

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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sooo much good, but you will not re-edit the Force Awakens ?

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Glad you guys like the trailer!

madmanasunder said:

I really like the trailer. Out of curiosity, is the fleet “conjured” in your take? I only watched RoS once so I don’t even know if I remember it well enough to think of if that plot point would be removable or not, but that was probably the thing that bugged me the most if memory serves.

No, the fleet is shown but there is no mention of where it comes from. And the ships do not burst out of the ground, because that’s just silly! I like to imagine that the fleet is some kind of imperial remnant.

Skybatman said:

sooo much good, but you will not re-edit the Force Awakens ?

I think there are plenty of good edits of TFA and it doesn’t suffer the kind of structural problems that the second two movies do. This edit is a sequel to TFA, trying to resolve the story in the best way possible.

Finishing up a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

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Hey! Could I have a workprint link possibly? Your fan edit sounds great

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Yeah this sounds great, would love if you could pm me a link also.

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This sounds great, will be fun to watch 😃