coming to this conversation a little late, but regarding The Imperial March in Vader’s Entrance:
I like the choice of Imperial March statement being used for Vader’s entrance on the Tantive, in the example Invar used. It’d need better mixing and eq-ing to match with the orchestra around it, but it could work. But sound issues aside, I think it would also seem a little jarring overall in that the march wouldn’t show up anywhere else in the movie. But I think if you replace that original flourish Williams did with the original Imperial Motif statements Giacchino did in Rogue One, it might fit a little better? Specifically on “Krennic’s Aspirations?”
it would also need to be re-eq’d to fit with the 1977 recording, but I think it might flow better with the rest of the movie? You might not even need to remove the original fanfare that announces Vader’s reaction, it’d simply be a matter of dropping in a new, menacing version of the original Imperial theme from Rogue One over the top of it.
Along those same lines - I know Adywan isn’t going to be using that one remake of the Vader/Kenobi duel, but I am curious if there are going to be any changes to the duel at all. The attempt to extend the duel and make it look and feel more exciting was a good attempt, but I felt like the re-edit was mostly seamless in terms of how the changes were thought up and applied, except for that duel, where it became pretty obvious it was just rearranged shots we’d already seen matched up with Episode III music, and that was one of the only places where the re-edit pulled me out of the film. Is it going to be the same approach, a new and different one, or a reversion to the original duel with fixed VFX?