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Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire
I’m looking for feedback/input on an idea I’m working. The aim is to produce a standalone sequel movie to the Original Trilogy built using scenes from TFA and TLJ. I want to show the torch being passed from the OT characters to the ST characters and end with a new status quo emerging.
Ideas I’d like to experiment with:
- Using title crawl to establish Rey
- Opeing with Han Solo’s death
- No Star killer base references
- Truncating TLJ plot to remove Canto Bight completely
- Reinstating all the additional Luke deleted scenes from TLJ
- Leia dying in space
I envision the edit being around 2:30 since large sections of TFA are removed as I’m less concerned about the origins of Rey. I wish to keep as much of the Kylo footage. Continuity errors and character placement will be the biggest issue.
The hypothetical narrative is:
Opening on a resistance assault on a First order base (Repurposed Star Killer Assault)
Han solo dying
Rey goes in search of Luke
First order retaliate and destroy Leia’s base
Space chase begins
Luke and Rey
Kylo loses his temper
Snoke order Kylo to return to him
Rey confronts Kylo
Battle of Crait
Luke passes away
I want to find a way to include Kylo’s interrogation scenes but they hinge on discussions about the map to luke plus dealing with the location/escapes of the characters presents a headache. I’m also not clear how to give Poe and Finn satisfying arcs so ideas are most welcome.