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Mando EP3: A New Path (A Book of Boba Fett Edit) [RELEASED]

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Here is my edit of the Book of Boba Fett. With Din Djarin’s story being a surprise feature and the Boba portions being a bit disappointing with a lot of flashback scenes, I have decided to edit this as episode 3 of the Mandalorian. Headlines are:

  1. Din and Boba’s present stories run side-by-side for the first half and merge on Tatooine for the final
    battle.
  2. The Luke/Grogu/Ahsoka scenes are moved to the end of the movie and Grogu no longer travels to Tatooine.
  3. The flashbacks are largely removed. The only parts that remain are edited versions of the sarlaac escape,
    Tusken Gaffi training, Pikes negotiation and Tusken massacre.
  4. The mods are heavily edited with the Krrsantan palace infiltration and capture of the majordomo being
    completely removed. The Majordomo is not seen again after the first meeting between Boba and the Mayor.
  5. Cuts and edits have been made to strengthen Boba’s character to have him more in control of the plot.

I have also made a new logo for the series which better fits with the man Star Wars logo:

Here is a full list of changes
Opening Crawl
Created opening pan shot to Slave 1 approaching Tatooine using a shot from Mando Ep 16.
Cut to External shot of Jabba’s Palace from Mando Ep 16 Epilogue followed by scene of Boba taking Jabba’s throne.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to shot of the ring world.
Cut to Mando entering the abattoir.
Removed a couple of shots of Mando walking through the abattoir
Ends with Mando leaving abattoir.
Music transition created using section of “Final Showdown”.

Ep1 (Stranger in a Strange World)
Cut to Boba in Bacta Tank
Flashback Scene: Includes only the Sarlaac escape, Jawas taking the armour and ends as the Tuskens discover Boba.
Cut to Fennec waking Boba
Cut to 8D8 briefing scene (from EP3 Streets of Mos Espa). Removed sections that mention the assassination.
Gammorean interruption added & inserted a manufactured 8D8 line “the three families of Mos Espa are here”
Cut to External shot of the Palace (from Ep3 The Streets of Mos Espa)
Cut to Tribute scene
Removed recruitment of the 2 Gamorrean Guards
Scene ends as the Majordomo leaves.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to Mando walking through ring world
Shortened the walking segment
Scene ends with Armourer allowing Din to rejoin the Covert.

Ep1 (Stranger in a Strange World)
Cut to Boba and Fennec walking through Mos Espa
Removed Garsa/Boba dialogue about hosing the Gamorreans down
Removed Boba “I walk on my own 2 feet”
Removed Fennec “yours looks shinier than mine”
Removed Part of Fennec/Boba walking out of Garsa’s sanctuary where the Gammoreans are walking behind them (they then disappear due to a major continuity error). Added in short clip of 2 Trandoshans sat at a table to replace the cut segment
Shortened Asassin gift scene including removing slo-mo of Boba hitting the assassin with the electrostaff
End scene with Fennec capturing the assassin
Music transition created using segment of “fear is a sure bet”.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to shot of ring world.
Scene with the 3 mandalorians plays out
Removed Night of a Thousand Tears flashback
Scene ends with Din receiving the Chain Mail armour.

Ep2 (Tribes of Tatooine)
Cut to external shot of the Palace
Use scene of Boba being put into the Bacta Tank by the Gamorreans Ep1 (Stranger in a Strange World)
The reminder of the Flashbacks from Ep1 (Stranger in a Strange World) have been removed
Cut to Flashback scene where Tuskens teach Boba to use a Gaderffii stick. Scene heavily edited to shorten it
Cut to Boba being given his Tusken robes (Spice Train, Tosche Station, hallucinogenic frog, making the Gaderffi stick and tribe dance segments of the flashback have been removed)
Cut to Fennec returning to the palace with the assassin
Removed Boba “speak prisoner”
Removed 8D8 “very expensive”
Removed Fennec “overpriced. You’re paying for the name
End scene with “shall we visit the mayor?”

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to shot of ring world.
Cut to Darksaber training scene
Remove armourer line “your body is strong” where Emily Swallows accept slips.
End scene with Din leaving the covert

Ep2 (Tribes of Tatooine)
Cut to Boba and Fennec approaching the Mayor’s office.
Trim walking segment
Removed Receptionist “Boba Fett…. Do you have an appointment”
Removed Boba “I’ve found one of his stray pets, I’m here to return it”
Removed Mayor “He’s a member of the order of the night wind”
Removed Boba “ah then you admit it”
Removed Boba to Garsa “now you’re sweating like a…“
Removed Boba “I don’t care what your tablet says”
Removed Boba “these are not the death pits of….”
Removed Boba “the cowardly majordomo…”
Removed Boba “your sister is right”

Ep3 (Streets of Mos Espa)
Cut to night shot of Mos Espa
Cut to Boba coming across the biker gang
Remove “you’re a crime boss just like the rest of them”
Remove all Water Monger scenes
Music transition created using segment of “Fennec and Boba”.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to ring world spaceport
Full scene of Mando boarding starliner
Ends with Mando looking at the chainmail

Ep3 (Streets of Mos Espa)
Cut to day shot of Jabba’s Palace
Krrsantan infiltration scene completely cut
Cut to Boba/Fennec eating
Removed Boba “enough food, go help with the patrol”
Removed Fennec “you’re the head of a family, you should enjoy the trappings”
Removed Boba “these are Hutts, waiting will give them another opportunity to strike”
Cut to Hutts arriving. Krrsantan completely removed.
Add in subtitle for the Hutts when talking about the Mayor “He has fled Mos Espa”
Cut to Starliner landing and Pykes disembarking
Removed Mod/Boba joke about his prosthetic eye.
Cut to Rancor training scene
Removed Boba “I think he likes this”
Removed Boba “I’ve ridden beasts 10 times its size”
Removed Boba “Is this the spot”
Removed Boba “I think It’s hungry”
Scenes where Boba, Fennec and mods visit the Mayor’s office, the speeder chase and the capture the Majordomo have been removed.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to Mando arriving on the starliner
Removed Pelli “BD are you good? Hey look its Mando”
Removed Scurriers
Scene ends with Pelli asking Mando to help with the ship.

Ep4 (The Gathering Storm)
Cut to night shot of the palace and Boba in Bacta Tank
Cut to Mando in Bacta tank
Flashback scene of Boba going to the Pykes. Cut to the Tusken massacre scene.
Cut to Boba in batch tank with echoed audio of Fennec “Living with the Tuskens has made you soft”. Cut to Boba/Fennec scene around the campfire. Boba “No, it has made me strong”. All other Boba-Fennec flashbacks scenes have been cut.
Cut to Boba getting out of Bacta tank
Remove reference to the Majordomo being tortured.
Cut to Krrsantan bar scene.
Shorten the Garsa-Krrsantan interaction to remove the cringey lines.
Remove Boba to Garsa “It was worth a shot”.
Cut to meeting with the crime families
Shortened Fennec’s speech to give Boba’s more weight.

Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian)
Cut to External shot of Pelli’s Hangar (the ship repair montage scene has been removed).
Naboo Straighter reveal scene
Test flight space scenes removed
Wipe to Fighter landing in the hangar
End with Mando-Fennec recruitment scene

Ep6 From the Desert Comes a Stranger
Cut to Marshall Vanth - Pykes scene
Cut to Mando arriving at Jabba’s Palace
Cut the Mayor’s Mojardomo from Fennec’s briefing
Remainder of episode runs unedited - Din/Vanth, Vanth/Bane, Bombing of Garsa’s Sanctuary

Ep7 (In the Name of Honor)
Cut to Boba, Fennec & Mando in the ruins of the Sanctuary
Removed dialogue between Boba and the Mods about not retreating to the palace.
Cut to Bane & the Pike’s Lair
Removed Grogu arriving on Tatooine
Cut to Boba, Fennec & Mando in the Sanctuary
Removed long shot of Mods on speeder bikes during Fennec’s action plan description
Removed shots where Mayor’s Majordomo is visible
Removed Bane “you should have never left him without his armour”
Removed Flashback to Tusken massacre
Removed Bane “you know its true”
Added in 2 lines of dialogue as Fennec comes out of the sanctuary Bane “Fennec Shand” and Fennec “hello Bane” from the Bad Batch
Removed all of Fennec’s lines where she dissuades Boba from attacking Bane. Now it is Boba that makes the decision not to engage Bane.
Removed shots where Mayor’s Majordomo comes out of the sanctuary and shots of him inside telling Fennec where the Pike Headquarters is.
Now edited so that Boba tells Fennec to go to Mos Eisley.
Removed Mods lines “how many are there”, “At least a dozen”
Removed Mods “thank you”
Removed Fennec “Manners, I like it”
Removed Mando “Its was the smart move”
Removed Boba “It was”
Removed Majordomo being sent out to the Pykes as a diversion.
Removed Boba and Mando shooting excessively at same Pyke
Removed Mando and Boba getting hit numerous times by Pyke gunfire
Removed Mod “where did all these sand scurries come from”
Removed “we’re here to save some city rats”
Removed Boba “save it for the Pykes”
Reduced length of slo-mo scene where Krrsantan gets hit by gunfire
Removed Mando “I owe you a nice long soak in the Bacta Tank”
Removed Mando energy weapons/kinetic weapons line
Removed scene where Droid chases Krrsantan and the Mods save him
Removed Pelli and Grogu arriving - Pelli, Grogu and the Majordomo have been removed from all scenes in the finale.
Edited so that Boba and the Rancor save Mando from the droid rather than Grogu.
Removed Rancor rampage scenes - Rancor now runs off when Bane aims his flamethrower at it and it is not seen again.
Remove Boba “Maybe but I have armour”
Removed Bane “Lets find out”
Removed Bane “Now’s the time you jet off to your Bacta Tank”
Cut from Boba defeating Bane to Fennec taking out the Command centre
Cut to Boba and Fennec walking through Mos Espa and then pan up to Mando in his Starfighter - end scene with long shot of ship (close-up shots moved to end of movie)
Cut to scenes from Ep5 (Return of the Mandalorian) where Mando flies past the starliner and interacts with the Rodian. End shot when Rhodian is looking at the starfighter and it appears to jump into hyperspace.

Ep6 (From the Desert Comes a Stranger)
Cut to Mando exiting hyperspace and landing on the forest world.
Trimmed scene of R2 leading Mando through the forest.
Moved first Luke-Grogu scene to later.
Movie cuts from Mando sitting on the log to Ahsoka appearing.
Mando handing Ahsoka the armour now cuts to first Luke-Grogu scene.
Cut Luke and Grogu walking through forest
Cut Order 66 flashback
Cut Luke “The galaxy is a dangerous place Grogu”
Cut from Luke & Grogu by the water to Luke running through forest with Grogu on his back.
Run training scenes to end where Grogu is lying on the rock
Cut to shot of Mando looking up form the forest
Cut to scene of Luke and Grogu in the temple building.
Cut from head shot of Grogu pondering his decision to head shot of Grogu in the Naboo starfighter (Ep7 In the Name of Honor)
Use end scene from Ep7 of Mando and Grogu in the NAboo starfighter
Cut to end credits

Current Project: Mando EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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I’m very excited for this after your amazing Mando movies! The crawl looks great! And it’s awesome to see the after credit scene stay!

I know there’s been a lot of talks about all the Post-OT shows pulling a Marvel and all lining up for a big conclusion series that wraps all the story lines together.

Just a hypothetical idea for the future… Do you plan to combined all the series together into a series of movies in the future? You say that you will add some of the Book of Boba Fett flashbacks to the Mando movie edits, but what if we get flashback scenes of how Boba got to where he was when we see him in Season 2 of Mando? Or say we get scenes from the Ashoka series showing how she got to the planet we see her on in Mando season 2.

It’d be really cool if by the end of all these Post-OT series, you were able to do a series of movies with all the characters story lines running along side each other.

Obviously this whole idea is a long ways away and also depends on just how well the shows could mesh but it could be something really awesome if it worked out. Would love to hear your thoughts on this!

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who knew that panning right would look so cool? cant wait!

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I wonder if there will be enough flashback material to make two films: Post-RotJ and Post-Mandalorian. A snippet of the relevant Return of the Jedi scenes could be used as a prologue to the first one.

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I think it might be a good idea to treat your fanedits like a Cinematic Universe, of which this is the third installment. If you plan on making movie edits of all these upcoming shows, they’re going to have about that level of interconnectedness.

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Solemn.Philosopher said:

I wonder if there will be enough flashback material to make two films: Post-RotJ and Post-Mandalorian. A snippet of the relevant Return of the Jedi scenes could be used as a prologue to the first one.

Looks like we will be getting a lot of flashback material, however, rather than make a movie out of it I’ll probably scale it back as much as I can. My first cut has the opening logos, crawl and first episode at just 20 mins. I’ve cut a lot of the Tusken stuff but I have a feeling that some scenes will need to go back in.
I’m also hoping that the later flashback scenes involving Fennec can be cut into episodes 1 and 2 of the Mandalorian.

WitchDR said:

I’m very excited for this after your amazing Mando movies! The crawl looks great! And it’s awesome to see the after credit scene stay!

I know there’s been a lot of talks about all the Post-OT shows pulling a Marvel and all lining up for a big conclusion series that wraps all the story lines together.

Just a hypothetical idea for the future… Do you plan to combined all the series together into a series of movies in the future? You say that you will add some of the Book of Boba Fett flashbacks to the Mando movie edits, but what if we get flashback scenes of how Boba got to where he was when we see him in Season 2 of Mando? Or say we get scenes from the Ashoka series showing how she got to the planet we see her on in Mando season 2.

It’d be really cool if by the end of all these Post-OT series, you were able to do a series of movies with all the characters story lines running along side each other.

Obviously this whole idea is a long ways away and also depends on just how well the shows could mesh but it could be something really awesome if it worked out. Would love to hear your thoughts on this!

After each post ROTJ TV season I’ll return to the preceding movies and adjust them to produce a continuity. I did it with Mando 1 after the second season was released to put the Tatooine scenes back in. Once BOBF is finished I’ll go back to Mando 1 and Mando 2.

Current Project: Mando EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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SparkySywer said:

I think it might be a good idea to treat your fanedits like a Cinematic Universe, of which this is the third installment. If you plan on making movie edits of all these upcoming shows, they’re going to have about that level of interconnectedness.

That’s the plan. I’ll see how this season pans out before deciding on an overarching “Title”. I may just stick to The Mandalorian and have this as episode 3.

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If there is enough backstory content over the course of the series you could possibly do a movie set before the mandalorian starting with boba escaping the sarlac and what happened up to leaving tattooine and also A movie set direction after season 2 of the mandalorian.
All depends on the amount of content tho.

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So, this series really isn’t what I was expecting. For the 2 episodes so far we have 25 mins of “present” and 65 mins of “flashback”.

Overall I’m really liking it, but some of the Tusken scenes like the Episode 1 creature battle and the train heist didn’t sit too well with me.

My current feeling is to keep this movie to just the “present” and add in some very brief flashback scenes. However, the Tusken story is clearly going to tie into the “present” story, and it’ll be a question of whether brief flashback scenes will be enough to keep that eventual payoff. Time will tell…

Current Project: Mando EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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If the amount of time dedicated to the flashbacks continue you could almost make a standalone origin movie for Boba Fett. Like a prequel to the Mandalorian and than a separate Boba Fett movie for present day.

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stevepaynter said:

If the amount of time dedicated to the flashbacks continue you could almost make a standalone origin movie for Boba Fett. Like a prequel to the Mandalorian and than a separate Boba Fett movie for present day.

I agree on this notion. In the mission to condense these shows into movies, letting each plot standalone will prevent either plot feeling rushed or neglected. Because not gonna lie, E02 was something special. The audience then would be able to chose whether they want to watch the ‘Boba Fett’ origin story or not.

Current Edits:
Obi-Wan Kenobi - TBC
The Mandalorian (Season 1) - V1 Complete
The Mandalorian II (Season 2) - TBC
The Mandalorian Returns (TBOBF) - TBC

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This show is screaming for a fan edit like this. So far, I think too many scenes could be deleted and others, reordered.

After watch Star Wars Theory review of the episode 3, he gave an idea that I think could work for this edit:

(SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3 AHEAD!):

SWT commented that the BK fight scene with Boba could be placed in the first episode instead of the third. After all, Boba’s back was broken in this fight. In this episode, we don’t see the repercussions of this fact, since Boba walks normally after the fight, which is a bit strange. Reordering the scene to the beginning of BOBF would make his weakness so much understandable in the story of the series, since he was so badass in Mandalorian and in BOBF, he doesn’t (at least for now). Even the bacta tank scenes would make more sense, if the bacta was used for curing his back instead of his skin (since in the Mandalorian series Boba’s health was perfectly fine).

A second suggestion for this episode: if you maintain the chase sequence, I think it could be good to cut the bikers pursuing the mayor’s assistant, because the scene itself is really embarrassing. Just putting Boba reaching the assistant through the jetpack in the end could resolve, I think (and would give Boba more attitude).

Overall, looking forward for this edit. BOBF seems to fit more in the movie format than the series format.

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For the love of God, please remove the space Vespa chase from this edit…that was hard to watch. It was like a cross over of Power Rangers, Spy Kids and Star Wars. It was too colourful, cheesy and just didn’t belong in Star Wars or at least Tatooine.

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There’s certainly a lot that deserves to be cut! I might end up with a movie less than 2 hours long!

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If the next 4 episodes are really “all killer no filler” Boba (fingers crossed), I could see the possibility of an edit that jumps straight into the action, skipping most of the mundane setup from the first 3 episodes…

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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It kinda sucks that the present day story is so bland. I really like the flashbacks and would be interested in an edit that just turns that into a movie.

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Yeah, the only good thing abut the speeder chase is that it can be cut completely without losing anything from the story. You can transition straight from the Hutt/Rancor scene to the Skyliner arriving.

My rough cut of the first 3 episodes is still only 53 mins with some brief flashbacks to be added, which shows just how little of these episodes progresses the story. Total time of the flashbacks is 71 mins, so there is still a chance there will be enough material to warrant a separate movie.

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This feels like a movie script turned into a TV show which is probably exactly what happened. Cut out all the fluff, I think we’ll have a decent Star Wars movie.

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It’ll definitely be interesting to see how you handle this one. I like the flashbacks, but the present day stuff seems bafflingly underwritten. I’m not really sure what Boba’s motivations are. Moreover, it doesn’t even feel like him based on what we’ve seen in the canon comics and small snippets in TCW and the OT. A character developing is great, but Boba seems to have popped out of the sarlacc fully developed already. He seems pretty chill and nice even before he joins the Tuskens. There’s not even a hint of his former self.

I’m also surprised at how unintelligent he seems in the present day scenes. I laughed when the Mayor’s aide snuck out and Boba was like “he locked the doors!” Hopefully, the upcoming episodes will give you something to use to clarify his motives in a film edit.

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“We Will Watch Your Career With Great Interest.” This series definetly is crying out to have a fan edit made of it. I am not really feeling through three epiodes, that the comment of “all killer no filler” from Robert Rodriguez has aged well. The flashback scenes have been impressive, but the post Mando Season Two scenes have left a lot to be desired. I am hoping the next few episodes ramp up the action and expand on Boba’s motivation for wanting to be a crime lord in more detail.

If not, a fan edit like yours may be my go to method for watching this story in the future. Loved the opening video with custom crawl you shared by the way. May the force be with you and keep up the good work!

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I am looking forward to this more and more with the airing of each episode.

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smudger9 said:
My rough cut of the first 3 episodes is still only 53 mins with some brief flashbacks to be added, which shows just how little of these episodes progresses the story. Total time of the flashbacks is 71 mins, so there is still a chance there will be enough material to warrant a separate movie.

Well, episode 4 brings another 30 minute flashback. The material does seem to bring an end to the flashback story and I think it would work well as a conclusion to a standalone film.

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I think a standalone Boba Fett film containing the flashbacks from episodes 1-4 and maybe some stuff from Mando season 2 would be great.

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The key to this edit might be reducing boba fett’s dialogue as it seems out of character for him to be as verbose as he is in the show. I just read an interview with Temuera Morrison who said himself that he didn’t think it was consistent with previous appearances and had asked Jon Favreau to cut his dialogue down