I have an idea for a 3-1 nonlinear edit of the prequels, which begins with Anakin and Obi-Wan dueling, and the audience later learns that Vader is Anakin. In a way, it’s the reverse of the story Obi-Wan tells Luke. I bend the narrative of the three films into one cohessive narrative that doesn’t raise plot points it never answers or resolves. It also wont answer and questions that are later revealed in ROTJ, such as twins, Padme’s fate, etc.
The link below is the Opening of this edit. It’s current title is The Fallen, but I’m debating changing it to The Skywalker. We begin with Anakin and Obi-Wan battling on Mustafar, there’s no standing on floating robots, no force push across the room or saber changing. It’s clean, straight forward, and much more in line with the OT. I’ve also removed all the dialogue.
WIP. Incomplete audio.
Opening shot borrowed from the Battle of Scarif.
The Cut/ Change List So Far. (I will be adding more to this in the coming weeks.)
This edit of the Prequel Trilogy will focus on Obi-Wan and Palpatine, and their battle for Anakin’s soul.
The film will open with Anakin (who we only know as Vader from the crawl) fighting Obi-Wan and losing.
TWENTY YEARS EARLIER:
Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon arriving on the Federation ship.
We first see him pod-racing on Tatooine.
Anakin won’t be a slave.
He will have already one against Subulba when Qui-Gon first encounters them.
Anakin offers them his prize money to repair their ship.
Count Dooku will be present during Queen Amidala’s plea to the Senate. He turns and leaves after the Queen calls for the Vote of No Confidence in Valorum. (Will need help on this one.)
Obi-Wan and Qui-Gons dialogue from the woods on Naboo now takes place on the balcony of the Jedi Temple. "A far wiser man… " etc
Obi-Wan insists he is ready to face the trials so that Anakin can become Qui-Gon’s apprentice. Qui-Gon is surprised by this.
Mid-Chlorians will remain, but I’m going to make them a consistent part of the plot. It’s my intention for them to have a more mystical feel/ explanation.
We visit the Gungan city for the first time when the Queen returns to Naboo.
We don’t see the Queen’s explanation of her the plan.
Obi-Wan doesn’t promise Qui-Gon he’ll train Anakin, he does so of his own accord. Qui-Gon will fade away. (will need help with this.)
After the battle of Naboo, Palpatine commissions the clone army.
TEN YEARS LATER:
Obi-Wan journeys to Kamino to inspect the latest troops.
Senator Amidala having declared her planet a democracy, returns to the Capital to plead a peaceful resolution with the Separatists.
Cut down on as much dialogue and exposition as possible.
The chase through the city is streamlined, cut down on the defying of physics, keeping it more or less in the relm of the OT.
Colour correct Coruscant at night to give it a more Blade Runner feel, darker, dirtier.