OK… Here goes nothing…
Ever since watching Into the Spiderverse I have been obsessed with the concept of a multiverse and how it could be used by other franchises- namely Star Wars and the MCU. I wouldn’t be afraid to go crazy, though this may turn some of you off for how I “disrespect” the original saga:
Warning: this contains a lot of fan favorite characters so it might be best to make into an animated spinoff.
A couple years after ROTJ, Jedi Master Luke finds Palaptine’s hidden vault. Inside is a strange portal… to what they call The World Between Worlds.
The Alternative Timeline
Our Luke awakens to find himself trapped in a parallel universe…
A world where Anakin Skywalker struck down Chancellor Palaptine rather than Mace Windu
Windu thanks Anakin for saving his life, but shortly after Anakin realizes Windu is leaning towards the dark side. It turns out anyone with unlimited power turns rotten eventually. When he confronts him about it things turn aggressive and they walk away political enemies.
Windu declares Palaptine a byproduct of a corrupt Senate, and “temporarily” disbands it placing the Jedi in charge. Padmé is a fierce opposer of this and leads a major campaign against possible Jedi Tryanny. It is during a march where she is assassinated.
Anakin is heartbroken by the loss of his wife and children, and flees towards the outer rim where he finds Yoda and the other pure Jedi aren’t dead from the clone wars but rather secretly imprisoned by Windu… Anakin frees him and they promise to build a “rebel alliance”…
OTL Luke is astonished to learn in this universe, his father is everything he hoped he would be. He wants to meet him in his prime. And ATL Anakin feels the same way, as his children had been taken from him before they were born.
So you have a really interesting team up that I think plays off the OT well. What if Luke actually meet his father in his prime?
I’m not sure about the rest of the story. It would be fun to subvert character expectations- by this I mean Boba Fett a loyal rebel in this timeline seeking revenge against Windu, Jyn and Cassian imperial operatives, Darth Maul working as a secret assassin for the Corrupt Jedi.
Obi-Wan will be a figure to be redeemed like OTL Anakin. I think Mace should be the big bad, having been corrupted by power.
Luke agrees to help the rebel cause and even teaches them a thing or two. At the end of the day they save this universe’s day and Luke has to watch his father die again. In the end, a brutally scared ATL Mace follows Luke through the portal… calling himself “Snoke”.
^Okay you knew I had to sneak that in.