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Skywalker - A Star Wars Story (Sequel to Kenobi - A Star Wars Story)

Last February I published my 3-to-1 prequel edit “Kenobi - A Star Wars Story” on YouTube (link removed by moderator as per the site’s Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ - Rule 4) and remarkably it was only blocked in 6 countries. Since then I’ve begun work on a sequel titled “Skywalker - A Star Wars Story” an edit that attempts to blend Luke’s story with highlights of Anakin’s story, and makes no attempt to hide Vader’s origin (as it is a sequel to Kenobi). While progress is being made, I do have an issue when it comes to cutting down the OT. With Kenobi there were plenty of prequel edits from which I could draw inspiration, but there are almost no Original trilogy edits condensing the story. So far I’ve seen “War of the Stars” Parts 1 and 2 and “Pulp Empire.” If anyone has any ideas for what I could do, or knows of any other edits I could watch that condense the OT, please reply below.

Edits so far (SPOILER ALERT):

  • Vader’s revival (severely trimmed) as a prologue.
  • A text block (similar to the intro of Kenobi) to fill in the blank between Kenobi and this. Being written.
  • Almost all scenes without Luke are removed (story told from Luke’s perspective).
  • Inclusion of the Tosche Deleted scenes (currently being restored by Sky Shazad on YouTube), intercut with Anakin and Qui-Gon at night.
  • Periodically cut to Vader and/or Anakin.
  • Very brief flashbacks during Ben’s House, specifically talking about Luke’s father.
  • Creation of a sort of “There has been an awakening,” scene on the Death Star after Ben’s house, followed by Anakin learning he’s free.
  • Han shoots Greedo before introducing himself to Luke and Ben.
  • Obi-Wan vs Vader replaced by heavily trimmed, color corrected, version of SC 38 Reimagined.
  • Death Star only damaged during assault (Same Death Star as RotJ).
  • Luke flies from Yavin to Dagobah as the Rebel fleet escapes.
  • Luke is told not to enter the cave by Yoda and enters while Yoda is asleep.
  • Vader reaches out to Luke via a RotJ Deleted scene.
  • The Bespin duel takes place inside the Dagobah cave.
  • Luke leaves Dagobah after finding out about his heritage. Obi-Wan tries to stop him.
  • Yoda, asleep says “Failed, I have…” and dies.
  • From Dagobah Luke returns to the Rebel fleet, who have just learned where the Empire is repairing the Death Star.
  • Vader periodically reaches out to Luke during RotJ.
  • Luke leaves the Ewok village without being noticed and talks to Obi-Wan about his sister. “Then our only hope is your twin sister.”
  • Minor dialogue changes; “Padme once felt as you do.” - “I’ve accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father,” “Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him!”
  • Flash to dark moments of Anakin when Luke goes to town on Vader.
  • Vader’s death to his funeral and his return as a ghost (Hayden) is turned into a montage over “Across the Stars.”
  • Ends before the celebration.
  • Ending of TLJ as an Epilogue.

This is gonna be quite the thing isn’t it?

Revenge of the Jedi (RotJ Dark Edit)

darkspire17 said:

i was working on a more somber ending, having lando killed during his mission to destroy the core, havking wedge die from the explosion, and having no music during the final moments, just the rumbling of the death star’s destruction

That’s a nice idea. If I might make a suggestion, maybe end it with Luke burning Vader and have the ghosts appear then.

Revenge of the Jedi (RotJ Dark Edit)

So as the title suggests, this is an edit of Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The aim of this is to give the film a darker tone and overhaul the ending. I’ve been working on this off and on for almost a year. My computer crashed and I lost a lot of data for this, however recently I started working on it again and now I’ve started sending out workprints/drafts with the hopes of getting feedback and tips, though I’ve only really gotten total approval and absolute disapproval.

The edit so far implements the deleted scenes of Vader reaching out to Luke at the beginning and Moff Jererrod’s Conflict. Vader also reaches out to Luke a couple of times throughout the film. The Ewoks have been severely trimmed (Animal cruelty?). Luke now uses a red lightsaber and I used footage of Anakin killing the Separatists, with the music from Vader’s hallway scene in Rogue One as a means of removing the Sarlacc Pit ( Vader’s lines have been trimmed to be more irredeemable. There are numerous other edits however the main ones mainly take place at the end. I’m working on is adding a new space battle to the ending, after DS2 has been destroyed. During the battle the remaining rebels are scattered and ultimately crushed.