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I’m working on fanedits for all the episodic films. Here’s a link to my idea list. Keep in mind that many of these are just ideas to consider, and I may not use them. In fact, some contradict each other. Those that are crossed out have already been fully implemented in my edits.
Make edits close enough to the canon cuts to replace them. In other words, you should be able to watch these edits instead of the originals without getting lost when you discuss them with fans because they did something too different. This is why I will not be changing any of the titles. You should be able to watch the animated series afterwards without any contradictions. However, there are a few canon-altering that I will be making that I deem necessary sacrifices.
Cut out dumb plot points, canon be damned. I’m mainly talking about Leia being a Skywalker, Death Star II, and Death Star III, but there are numerous minor offenders as well.
Make the films more tonally consistent. I will be cutting out a lot of the out-of-place and/or over-the-top humor in the ST (though I think I’ll include those gags in post-credits). I’ll try to lighten the mood in the
PrequelsAotC (TPM is already pretty light, and the start of RotS is too, while the rest of it kinda has to be heavy). I will try to minimize all the talk scenes in the Prequels.
Make the films more stylistically consistent when necessary. I’m sorry JJ, but you just can’t end a SW saga film with a moving shot. It’s not even a good moving shot. Also, where’d the main theme go in the Prequels?
Make the color connotations more consistent. Good and the Light Side should be blue, while evil and the Dark Side should be red. Green is balance. For example, the blue things in the Emperor’s throne room will become red, and the Alderaan security troopers seen aboard the Tantive IV will fire blue blaster bolts. Not sure what I’m going to do with Mace’s purple lightsaber.
Refine each trilogy’s sense of narrative and visual identity. What I mean is that it should be easy to tell which trilogy a film is in by things like ships, villains, and whatnot without it feeling too different in each film of a trilogy. The PT lacks consistency, while the ST apes on the OT. I will be adding Dooku and the Seperatists to TPM to give the PT a unifying villain and opposing faction. I will attempt to minimize OT imagery in the ST. New planets will look more distinct from old ones. I will also try my best to rework the plot of TFA so as to be less derivative of ANH’s.
Adjust the ST so as to not undo all the accomplishments of the OT heroes. Han and Chewie will be generals of the Resistance searching for Poe, not just smugglers. The Republic won’t be destroyed by some miraculously built superweapon; it will be divided in a proxy war between senators funding the First Order and senators funding the Resistance. Not sure what I’m gonna do about Luke’s new Jedi Order.