Just thought I’d bring this across from the unofficial REVISITED suggestion thread.
I’ve read numerous posts in regards to removing Boba Fett from Jabba’s Palace during Jedi. While I understand the reasoning for this, I think it would be more interesting if he was their waiting for Luke to attempt a rescue Han.
After Luke arrives, Boba Fett can inform Vader that Luke is at Jabba’s Palace. I would probably place this after Luke has killed the Rancor, but before him and Han are reunited:
INT. DEATHSTAR. VADERS CHAMBERS
VADER sits in his mediation chamber. BOBA FETT appears on the view screen.
What is it, bounty hunter.
Skywalker is here.
See to it that he remains there.
Vader leaves the Death Star aboard his shuttle.
Then I would place this after the barge explosion and falcon/ x-wing leaving Tatooine:
Vader can then arrive and enter through the main gates of the palace (mirroring Lukes entrance), however he snaps the necks of the guards using the force, and finds the palace practically empty. This would be after the barge explodes and skiff zooms away…
To me ROTJ has always felt a like a film of two somewhat disconnected halves, I think this would go a long way to remedying that.
Another idea for ROTJ would be to have C-3PO inform Han that the Ewoks were already preparing an assault on the Imperial base, therefore their weapons and traps are justified (I know this is something that bothers a lot of people.)