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The Last Jedi-Total Eclipse of the Spark (starring Harrison Ford?!)

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This was not an easy edit, and even in it’s current format it’s not exactly ideal. So far I have a draft prepared that I will make available shortly, right now here is what is featured. There will be spoilers for both this cut and my previous new trilogy cut.

-This is a follow-up to my Force Awakens edit “The Ford Awakens”, where Han Solo survived the events of that movie…due to having zero footage of him to use in the Last Jedi, I had to give him a minimal role in the film. He only appears on-screen once (in the scene where he meets Luke…yes, he meets Luke), and the rest of his appearances are represented by various soundbites from the original trilogy, each carefully selected to connect to certain scenes in the third act.

-The edit has a cold open pre-title scene but does eventually lead into the text crawl

-The entire battle with the Dreadnought has been cut. It shoots on the base, the resistance escape. Later on, Po’s mission to take out the Dreadnought is mentioned by Holdo but we don’t see it, you are meant to assume this happened during the times the pursuit of the fleet isn’t seen

-Luke is already training Rey when the movie begins.

-Kylo smashing his helmet in a rage is cut

-Canto Bight is retained as is Poe’s whole issue with Holdo and his mutiny, largely to make sure the film was of an acceptable length, it’d be 35 minutes long with the amount of cuts I made.

-Third act trimmed so that the resistance don’t take out the main cannon. Luke still arrives and assures Leia this is not the end, and he will not be the last jedi. Film ends on a cliffhanger with seemingly all hope lost and Rei tempted to join the dark side by Kylo.

Plot holes I couldn’t hope to fix:

-Kylo and Snoke’s initial conversation is heavily edited. Kylo has been wounded in battle, but because Rey didn’t wield a lightsaber in my “Ford Awakens” edit, it’s left unclear how he got it. The scene merley serves as a reason to unmask Kylo

-Finn journeyed with Rey and Han to Luke’s island in “The Ford Awakens” but is back with the fleet here, again, this was because I could not work out how to get him off the island or even have scenes with them on the island. Just assume he got tired waiting for Rei to complete her training and went back to help the resistance.

Again, this was largely done to satisfy my own curiosity, if anyone’s interested or has further questions, feel free to ask. I will also have samples shortly.

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Will you be re-editing The Rise of Skywalker as well?

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:

Will you be re-editing The Rise of Skywalker as well?

I don’t think I could quite pull the same trick three times the way I’ve managed here, but I’m give it a crack if I feel it can be done. Always experiment!

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Putting together draft two after test-screening the first with friends and getting pointers

I’ve now removed any and all mention of Poe’s dreadnought gambit, it created too large a continuity error.

-Luke’s “i will not be the last jedi” speech cut due to technical errors, also makes no sense in the context of the new ending.

DVD Cover

https://www.deviantart.com/zaredit/art/Last-Jedit-Fanedit-Cover-816307702?ga_submit_new=10%3A1570732554

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Would definitely like to see how you managed to pull of Han could you send a PM when you find the time?

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Currently working on a new draft, but I’ll PM you when I’m done.

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The edit has been fixed, also tweeked it so the laser cannon is again destroyed (felt I cut that out almost for the sake of a radical cut)