The Clone Wars is some of my favorite Star Wars, and the four part Siege of Mandalore/Order 66 finale was absolutely amazing. When watching it I thought it would work really well with RotS(as have many people), but I didn’t want to just use the theatrical or even extended version of the film…
Star Wars: Fall of the Republic
(The poster isn’t great, but that’s because i’m not a good graphical editor)
This is my first edit to be publicly released, and I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve put together so far, rough as it is.
First off, Fall of the Republic is NOT a fanfix of Revenge of the Sith. This is an interweaving of
NFBisms’ New Canon Cut of Revenge of the Sith and The Siege of Mandalore four part finale of The Clone Wars.
The purpose of the NCC edit is to make RotS fit tonally with the depiction of Anakin/Obi-wan/Padme in The Clone Wars, and does an incredible job.
NCC footage has been used with NFBisms’ permission.
FotR includes Hal9000’s alternate ending from Labyrinth of Evil.
I have myself made only a few minor cuts to RotS footage, both to facilitate the inclusion of Ahsoka’s story, and to aid with the darker tone the story has as a result. I have listed a few of the New Canon Cut changes below since the adjusted scene order of that film has affected where I place some of Ahsoka’s story.
-The film has a new crawl, using red text inspired by the clone wars finale.
-Crawl ends with a brief appearance of the “Battle over Coruscant” piece that bleeds into the Battle of Yerbana
-We follow the events of “Old Friends Not Forgotten” until Anakin and Obi-Wan get recalled to Coruscant.
-Siege of Mandalore and Battle over Coruscant are intercut so they happen concurrently.
-Anakin misses the war briefing, but hears how Ahsoka is doing. (NCC)
-Anakin reports to Palps that the Council is not happy. Chancellor appoints him to the council. Anakin relays Palpatine’s appointment of him to the council. Padme Plots with Senators (NCC)
-Obi-Wan gives Anakin his spy assignment (NCC)
-Ahsoka finds Maul in the Sewer (SoM)
-Obi-Wan/Yoda/Windu gunship convo (RotS)
-Padme and Anakin Discuss Politics (RotS)
-Grevious lands on Utapau (RotS)
-More Maul Sewer stuff (SoM)
-Anakin has nightmare and goes to Opera (NCC)
-After council meeting about Grevious, Ahsoka checks in with Obi-Wan (SoM)
-Padme meets with the senators as Anakin and Obi-Wan part ways (NCC)
-Jesse is interrogated and Maul rallies the Shadow Collective. (SoM)
-Obi-Wan gives instructions to Cody and leaves for Utapau. (SoM)
-Padme presents the petition of the 2,000 (NCC)
-Padme and Anakin discuss his nightmare
-Maul vs Ahsoka / Obi-Wan vs Grievous. (NCC/SoM)
-Maul is Captured and brought to Bo-Katan, Rex tells Ahsoka the council is awaiting her report (SoM)
-Mace tells Anakin to brief Palpatine on Kenobi’s engagement and Ahsoka joins the final Jedi War Council (NCC/SoM)
-Anakin discovers Sidious’ identity (NCC)
-Obi-Wan kills Grevious (NCC)
-Anakin reports to Windu who goes to arrest Paplatine (NCC)
-Ahsoka leaves Mandalore (SoM)
-Padme’s ruminations leads into Rex asking Ahsoka what is on her mind. (NCC/SoM)
-Mace vs Sidious (NCC)
-Anakin’s Fall with Ahsoka sensing it (NCC/SoM)
-Anakin returns briefly to Padme and then attacks the Jedi Temple (NCC)
-Order 66 is intercut with Obi-Wan/Yoda/Ahsoka (NCC/SoM)
-From the point Obi-Wan is rescued the film continues as normal until after Vader’s “death”. (NCC)
-The Birth of the Twins is from Hal9000’s edit so Padme survives. (LoE)
-Cut C-3PO and R2’s last scene, the comedy of the order to wipe 3PO’s mind doesn’t fit tonally with the epilogue, isn’t necessary to explain later films, and makes a joke out of his sacrifice in Rise of Skywalker.
-Replaced Padme’s funeral with Ahsoka and Rex’s final scene. (SoM)
–followed by the scene of Yoda arriving on Dagobah.
The ending has been rescored to accommodate the darker tone.
After Obi-Wan passes Luke off to the Lars, he walks off and we cut to Vader’s final Clone Wars scene. No final shot of the binary sunset.
A different yet familiar piece plays over the credits.
If you watch until the end, there is a surprise message in the credits.
If you want it, PM me or post here asking for a link.
In the Works:
Legacy of Skywalker Trilogy (ST) Ashes of the Empire, Fate of the Jedi, Legacy of the Force-RoS WIP