Ryan McAvoy said:
Sounds really cool. One thing I'd really like to see in an edit is Padme not dying, as per Leia's memories in ROTJ. The Kcutter did a good job making a scene like that.
That would be nice but can't think how you would A: Show her alive on Alderaan and B: Explain why she let Kenobi kidnap her child and "Hide" him on a farm in Tatooine. A farm that she knew the location of. Why wouldn't she visit.
This seems like a rare ill thought through problem with the OT that wasn't possible to reflect in the PT.
Would love to hear if anybody has ideas to solve this conundrum.
In my cut, Anakin audiably crushes Padme's spine. She later dies from her injuries after giving birth to unmamed twins. She doesn't choose to die from a broken heart leaving her children parentless.
Here you go:
No one knows Padme is carrying twins until the birth scene, correct? So, we can assume that Padme herself doesn't know either. Padme gives birth to one baby, names her Leia, passes out. The doctors (droids?) then realize there is a second baby. They remove it from her and it's not named. When Padme comes to, she is none the wiser, and assumes she only gave birth to a girl.
Onto the scene with Obi-Wan, Bail and Yoda:
I forget exactly how it goes right now, but I think Yoda says something about keeping the twins separate for safety. Bail says he will take Padme and her daughter back to his wife on Alderaan. Obi-Wan then says he will take the boy to his uncle. Yoda could then also say, "In your exile on Tatooine, you will be known as Ben.." etc.
The scene I posted earlier can be used. After Obi-Wan arrives on tatooine, there can be a subtitle that reads, "5 years later..." And we can here use the funeral scene (without Jar Jar) and Lucas's daughter can be Leia! Maybe a scene can be found from another movie/ TV show with Jimmy Smits (and a wife/ gf?) looking sad/ at a funeral.