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What Would've Gary Kurtz's Version of ROTJ looked like?


Here are some of my headcannon ideas of a possible version of the unhappy ending “Return of the Jedi” version if Gary Kurtz had stayed on as a producer.

Jabba the Hutt is a human and the Galactic Godfather of the Galaxy with Boba Fett as his right-hand man; he also owns a Galactic Casino Ship that travels from planet to planet

Lando and Chewie were captured by the Empire and used as bait to bring Luke and the Rebels to Jabba and to Kashyyyk

Boba Fett has more dialogue than in Empire Strikes Back and shows to be a posing threat against our heroes

Jabba has a scene with a hologram of The Emperor discussing their plans with the Rebels, Luke and Han Solo

The Empire and Jabba’s Criminal Mafia build a base and a palace on the forest planet of Kashyyyk and enslave the Wookiees

Luke Skywalker has trouble with his right mechanical hand and he discovers his own dark side in the film but overcomes both of them

Obi-Wan explains that Vader’s claim that he’s Luke’s father was a lie and he and his sister are somewhere in the galaxy in hiding and he’s cut all ties to the Force

Luke’s been on Dagobah for a while to complete his training and builds a new lightsaber in a crystal cave near Yoda’s hut and Yoda reveals that when Luke returned he was getting really sick and passes away and fades away like Obi-Wan and he’s seen as a ghost with Obi-Wan at the ending

Leia becomes the Queen of the remaining Alderaanians who are part of the Rebellion; Mon Mothma is their head leader and helps Leia become a better woman which leads to her finally accepting the title as Queen

Han Solo is still in Carbonite but he was freed by Leia who disguises herself as one of Jabba’s Guards and he’s blind for most of the movie

Han’s backstory is revealed: his family were Gardeners and he wanted a better life and went to the Imperial Academy and dropped out due to his insecurities and took on a life of crime and met Chewbacca by saving him from Space Gypsies

Jabba carries an ancient lightsaber, a Darksaber to fight Luke Skywalker with

The final battle takes place at Kashyyyk’s Sloth Pit of the Sarlacc

Han self sacrifices himself to save Leia and Chewbacca

Leia and Luke have a tender moment together at Han’s Funeral

General Veers returns in this movie and leads the AT-ATs on Kashyyyk

The Empire is crippled along with most of the Rebellion

Luke wanders off at the end on his own