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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Epic Cut) - SPOILERS

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Below is a teaser of my planned fanedit of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Epic Cut) for release after the blu ray drops….

The goal of this project is to let TROS breathe, just breathe. And to tone down SASSY-PANTS FINN.

If you want to check out other work of mine see the Hannibal Rising Epic cut elsewhere on this site.

V1 Changes (in chronological-ish order): SPOILERS!

  1. Update opening crawl (no more Sith broadcast):

Hope spreads across the galaxy. Whispers of Luke Skywalker echo through every system as countless inhabitants rise up against the FIRST ORDER.

General Leia Organa, sensing a sinister force on a hidden SITH WORLD, dispatches spies of THE RESISTANCE only to discover the First Order has acquired a powerful new weapon.

Meanwhile Supreme Leader KYLO REN has ordered the evacuation of the last garrison from Han Solo’s home world, CORELLIA, spiraling the planet into civil war…

  1. Cut / move the early Exegol/Emperor sequence for later
  2. Kylo Ren blows up Han Solo’s homeworld of Corellia in one of the opening scenes to try and let the past die (but he really just keeps living in the past doesn’t he!)
  3. Now it’s Corellia blowing up which also disrupts Rey’s Jedi practice training.
  4. Cut Klaud (the tree monster alien) from the Falcon and from existence.
  5. Move the lighthearted Falcon moments, e.g., playing with Chewie, to a later scene (just before visiting Pasaana.)
  6. Drastically reduce Boolio and change his off-putting voice to an alien voice, subtitled.
  7. Trim Finn on the Falcon making a sassy-pants face in the gunner seat. He really needs a derpfake to look like old Finn (his new eyebrows are a NO!)
  8. Cut all or trim some of the lightspeed skipping.
  9. Cut Rey light-sabering a ribbon on the obstacle course.
  10. Cut Finn’s sassy-pants line “always” when answering Rey’s question about Poe in a bad mood.
  11. Cut Finn’s sassy-pants huffing and eye roll in same scene.
  12. … [MORE TO COME. THIS IS JUST A TEASER AND OPEN TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE STATE OF THE 5.1 AUDIO AND DELETED SCENES]

heil palpatine.

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I like how you’re cutting the “sassiness” from Finn, it fealt really out of place for me.

  1. Kylo Ren blows up Han Solo’s homeworld of Corellia in one of the opening scenes to try and let the past die (but he really just keeps living in the past doesn’t he!)

Great follow up on his characterisation from TLJ, just wonder how you’re going to implement it.

  1. Cut Rey light-sabering a ribbon on the obstacle course.

I kinda liked that part tbh but I can see why you would cut it.

  1. Cut Klaud (the tree monster alien) from the Falcon and from existence.

My boy!

Nice edits, looking forward to this.

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idir_hh said:

Great follow up on his characterisation from TLJ, just wonder how you’re going to implement it.

Having Kylo Ren destroy the planet (now repurposed as Corellia) at the beginning to “let the past die” will be challenging but possible. It will require moving the First Order’s use of the superweapon to the very beginning. The result of the First Order board meeting (where Kylo forces the guy onto the ceiling) would then be to destroy Corellia. The tough part is it’s definitely going to require some dialogue changes.

I considered cutting use of the superweapon altogether since it was so unnecessary. But now making it Kylo trying to destroy his own demons gives it a real dramatic purpose and makes him even darker.

Thanks for your feedback and please keep it coming as we go.

heil palpatine.

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krausfadr said:
5. Cut Klaud (the tree monster alien) from the Falcon and from existence.

As someone who hates the new “design” work on the ships and the aliens, I think Klaud is great and should not be cut. He is a joke, sure, but a funny one, and used sparingly enough to not be annoying.

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He’s not really a joke. He’s just kinda there. He doesn’t do anything. How’d he even get on the poster? He’s in, like, two shots in the whole film.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

He’s not really a joke. He’s just kinda there. He doesn’t do anything. How’d he even get on the poster? He’s in, like, two shots in the whole film.

Same with Billie Lourd.

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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FreezingTNT2 said:

Same with Billie Lourd.

Billie should stay because to me she’s royalty (and provides continuity). Klaud isn’t so funny since he’s really a repackaged Porg. I was fine with the Porgs in poppasketti’s version of TLJ (the best version of TLJ imo). But Klaud is too distracting much like the monkey elf who welds things…

heil palpatine.

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krausfadr said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

Same with Billie Lourd.

Billie should stay because to me she’s royalty (and provides continuity). Klaud isn’t so funny since he’s really a repackaged Porg. I was fine with the Porg’s in poppasketti’s version of TLJ (the best version of TLJ imo). But Klaud is too distracting much like the monkey elf who welds things…

I was just pointing out a counter argument. But yeah, Billie Lourd’s character can stay.¯_(ツ)_/¯

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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Sounds splendid, i cant wait to see what the final result will be like.

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Maybe a porg on the Falcon from TLJ grew up into Klaud.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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Ha ha! So that’s what porgs become. We should keep Klaud then and have him be the minister at Finn and Poe’s wedding. To give JJ the ending he wanted.

heil palpatine.