I personally still think that the movie should start with this clip. And completely erase mustafar. (Which doesn’t seem to mustafar)
Good call, jonh! Here’s a quick mockup of that idea:
TROS - Alt Opening without Mustafar
Yeah, I agree. I think of the issues the Mustafar scene has, the simple one I remember raised here is that it was unusual for a Star Wars opening to smash-cut from space to a planet surface. Usually there’s a couple establishing flybys. It’s one of the many pacing issues, and a little scene buffer could help.
Personally, I’m indifferent to Mustafar. Kewlfish, Chase Adams and others have done a good job mining options for this. I do think the battlefront footage, while fun, feels like a lot of extra outside material. If we do add 1-2 establishing shots to this scene, I think they should be simple shots that match well with the Kylo stuff.
Looks good but I don’t think the music transition here works at all, is it meant to be temp? Personally I can see the logic in either augmenting or removing the Mustafar sequence. Right now I don’t feel particularly strongly about either option.