Just a little suggestion: my “Keepers of the peace” AOTC edit had its problems, but I always liked one small change. Anakin and Padmé’s relationship need to be built. I’d like to have them kiss for the first time on Geonosis, before the arena sequence.
So here you could cut just frames before they actually kiss and then interrupt it. Then have Padmé say: “No. I shouldn’t have done that”. It makes their actual kiss way more “satisfying” later.
Plus I feel like more intimacy and this arrangement both gives Anakin more that he’s fighting for and add’s other layers. Consider when Padame is blasted off this ship onto the sand dunes. Now when Obi wan screams at him that he’ll be expelled from the Jedi order comes with a different hit, as Anakin has already gone too far, and his face reflects it in that moment.
Plus im considering the Jedi being aware of him and Padame by ROTS.
Keep in mind it’s only 6 months between 2 and 3. So Anakin knocked her up around the time he wed her or before as she gives birth by ROTS.
Edit- Plus this entire movie series hinges on Anakin and Padame’s love for each other, and the fact that Anakin would go so far for her. So adding more intimacy in ATOC (The only place you can as she’s preggers by ROTS) seem’s the best option.
Im totally open to thoughts or disagreements with mine
Totally fair. Your edit, your choices 😉