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If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?

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Mods, feel free to move this to the fanedit section if you deem it more appropriate. You can include spinoffs if you want, although I won’t. I’ll go first.

TPM: Make Anakin 10 years older.

AotC&RotS: Make all the Jedi’s lightsabers blue.

ANH: Include the scene of Luke and Biggs on Tatooine.

TESB: Clarify the timeline.

RotJ: Make the other Vader instead of Luke.

TFA: Have the film end with the shot of Luke tossing his lightsaber away.

TLJ: Pick a different title.

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Nice idea for a thread! 😃

Here’s mine.

AOTC: Make the separatists the rebellion and (cheating a little bit here) instead of Dooku being a sith, he’s an army General.

ROTJ: Remove Death Star 2 entirely

This is borderline experimental

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TPM: go back to the theatrical cut of the pod race
AOTC: Get rid of Threepio in the droid factory
ROTS: Restore Yoda arriving on Dagobah
ANH: Han shoots, Greedo doesn’t
TESB: Keep Ian, but remove the added dialog
ROTJ: Sebastian Shaw as Anakin
TFA: Change the crawl to better setup the story
TLJ: Still thinking

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TPM: Older Anakin for sure
AotC: More Dooku as a fallen Jedi
RotS: Grievous is Maul
ANH: Instead of the landspeeder, have Luke flying a T-16 on Tatooine, not just playing with the model
TESB: Luke’s cave vision on Dagobah happens in more of an abandoned overgrown ancient temple
RotJ: more from established Leia-Luke force connection
TFA: more Poe/Finn/Rey as a trio
TLJ: Snoke disappears after he dies (no canto bight was too easy)

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I’ll limit myself to things that aren’t SE changes or could be done with editing existing material.

TPM: Obi-Wan heads out into Tatooine while Qui-Gon remains on the ship.
AOTC: Owen and Anakin have some sort of spat.
ROTS: Palpatine continues his gradual morph into his ROTJ appearance, not suddenly changing.
ANH: Alter R2’s red/blue light to match other movies.
ESB: Can’t think of anything.
ROTJ: The Emperor gives Luke more tempting reasons to join him.
TFA: Starkiller doesn’t exist.
TLJ: No Rose, because Finn’s role is to work with Poe while remaining on the ship.
TROS: Carrie Fischer was alive to film for it.

PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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TPM: Anakin is older
AOTC: The assassination plot makes sense
ROTS: It’s explicit that Anakin has already been drawing on the dark side during the Clone Wars
ANH: Less clunky lightsaber duel
TESB: More interiority for Leia (in the first half specifically)
ROTJ: Luke is more clearly tempted by the dark side throughout the film
TFA: The team retrieves the larger piece of the map from Starkiller base
TLJ: More focus on Rey in the final third

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TPM: Remove Qui-Gon - replace with Jedi Knight Obi-Wan for most the movie, and have an older Anakin fill in for Maul fight
AOTC: Anakin and Padme have chemistry
ROTS: Remove that Yoda fight

ANH: Perfect
ESB: Perfect
ROTJ: Wookies replace Ewoks, with Chewie given a “Jar Jar” sort of character arc

TFA: No Starkiller, film centered around the search for Luke
TLJ: Fewer subplots (ditch Canto or Holdo plotlines)
TROS: Palpatine = Snoke (not sure if this is true or not, but atm having both the big bads messes with cohesion)

Maul- A Star Wars Story

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I’ll limit myself to things that aren’t SE changes or could be done with editing existing material.

Yeah, that’s the mindset I had. The latter part that is. I wanted to focus on changing things that aren’t beyond our abilities to change and wouldn’t disregard a widely known aspect of Canon in doing so. You can change a film’s title for edits all you like, but in conversation it will be forever known by its official title. Same with things like lightsaber color.

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TPM: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are combined into one character: Obi-Wan. OR (and?) make Anakin a young adult and the person whom he’s emotionally attached to is Uncle Owen, for a believable arc.
AotC: Have more Dooku background exposition.
RotS: Luke & Leia aren’t siblings.*
SW: Nothing.
ESB: Have Yoda not say anything about the other.*
RotJ: No DSII - instead, have the action that originally happens there be set in the imperial capital like it’d been planned, and the Endor part of the mission is the gang infiltrating the planet in a spy-like mission to disable some shields and whatnot and blow stuff from the inside-out. No sibling stuff.*
TFA: No SKB - have the film be about the search for Luke, in a race-against-time like fashion.
TLJ: Not sure.

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TPM - No potty humour.

AOTC - Include the scenes at Padme’s parent’s house and have it written in ROTS that it would be too dangerous to leave Leia on Naboo with them.

ROTS - Include the deleted scenes of Padme and the Rebel Alliance. She deserves more.

ANH - The lightsaber fight.

TESB - No siblings kissing. Find another way to make Han jealous.

ROTJ - Have Boba survive on screen and track down the heroes on Endor. A final confrontation between Han and Boba to enter the shield generator would’ve been amazing.

TFA - I guess no Starkiller Base superweapon.

TLJ - Cut out the ‘Godspeed Rebels’ or at least find another way to wish the Resistance well, ‘Bastard’, Luke’s wonky walk after tossing the lightsaber, and the your momma humour.

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TPM: Less poop jokes
AOTC: More Anakin/Obi Wan bonding
ROTS: Remove the “Nooooo”
ANH: Improve the Obi Wan/Vader fight
ESB: Less annoying C3P0
ROTJ: Change the first 40 minutes. Totally pointless.

TFA: Change the fact that the film exists.
TLJ: Change the fact that the film exists.

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Star Wars: Tarkin escapes and plays part in the following 2 films. Only because I love Peter Cushing and would love to see more of Tarkin. I actually love his smug demise in the film as it is.

Empire: At the end, Leia & Co. recognize Lando’s heroic intentions and actions, apologize for their misplaced distrust and thank him for saving everyone’s asses. The Rebellion then awards him military rank and a medal before he takes off to do what Leia and Chewie stopped him from before…

Jedi: Ewoks are shown to be smart, resourceful and when they need to be, absolutely vicious. And not in a cartoony/silly way. They play a much smaller role in the ground battle and are used mostly as distraction while the Rebel soldiers take out the Empire’s troops.

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Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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ray_afraid said:

Empire: At the end, Leia & Co. recognize Lando’s heroic intentions and actions, apologize for their misplaced distrust and thank him for saving everyone’s asses. The Rebellion then awards him military rank and a medal before he takes off to do what Leia and Chewie stopped him from before…

For real. I really wish Lando would’ve said something like…

Han: Yeah, you’re a real hero.

Lando: Hero? You’ve put the lives of every man, woman and child on this facility at risk. I’m responsible for their safety, and you just brought the whole Empire to our doorstep. So don’t talk to me about heroics, Han.

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Omni said:

TPM: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are combined into one character

Cronenberg-style body horror. Fuck yeah.

Eat the multi-billion dollar corporate slop and pretend it’s social justice, you weirdos.

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TPM: Remove the Jar Jar humor and have him speak normally.

AtoC: Fix the bad dialogue.

RotS: I don’t know.

ANH: Han shoots first, like in the original release.

ESB: Palpatine’s hologram looks more consistent with his appearance in RotJ than RotS.

RotJ: Change Anakin’s ghost back to Sebastian Shaw.

TFA: Snoke looks more consistent with his appearance in TLJ.

TLJ: The film is now called “The Rise of Skywalker”. Also have Luke’s projection look much more like his older self seen throughout most of the movie and has his green saber back, to make the projection reveal more surprising.

Adywan’s Star Wars Revisited edits are to Blade Runner: The Final Cut as the original theatrical releases of the original trilogy are to the original version of Blade Runner.

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TPM: Make Jar Jar and Boss Nass ex/reconciled lovers.
AOTC: Add a scene of Anakin, naked, in chains, being dominated by Padme in her sexy dominatrix dress.
ROTS: Digitally remove Mace Windu’s eyebrows and give him a head of gold hair.
ANH: Add a scene of Tarkin, naked, in chains, being dominated by a dominatrix in a Darth Vader mask.
TESB: Play the cave scene at regular speed while playing the entire rest of the movie in slow motion.
ROTJ: Cut-&-paste Jake Lloyd’s head onto Force Ghost Anakin’s body.
TFA: Add a scene of Kylo pissing on Han’s corpse.
TLJ: Add a scene of Rey having an orgy with her infinite reflections.

Eat the multi-billion dollar corporate slop and pretend it’s social justice, you weirdos.

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Yes. It provides an important thematic mirror to unmasked Anakin in ROTJ being digitally altered to remove Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows and make his eye color look like Hayden Christensen’s.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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ATMachine said:

Yes. It provides an important thematic mirror to unmasked Anakin in ROTJ being digitally altered to remove Sebastian Shaw’s eyebrows and make his eye color look like Hayden Christensen’s.

It’s like poetry. It rhymes.

Eat the multi-billion dollar corporate slop and pretend it’s social justice, you weirdos.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

TLJ: Add a scene of Rey having an orgy with her infinite reflections.

Digitally remove their eyebrows and you’ve sold a ticket.

PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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Hal 9000 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

TLJ: Add a scene of Rey having an orgy with her infinite reflections.

Digitally remove their eyebrows and you’ve sold a ticket.

Nah, brah. Adding CG rontos to the party is what it’s all about.

Eat the multi-billion dollar corporate slop and pretend it’s social justice, you weirdos.