If I had more free time and an actual computer then I’d go all out on recoloring Exegol, because I could probably do it fairly okay. Hopefully somebody carries this further. I’m just not sure how anybody could recolor Jonh’s force ghost edit well enough to keep the blue in them unless he were to redo the effects himself with his assets over a recolor.
I’m on and off on the forum this year due to no time to look through countless messages, but I posted my super quick nightsister green mist Exegol clip way back in April. It’s not the best but it’s still the only attempt I’ve seen on this forum unless I’ve missed something. It got taken down so I had to reupload it.
If anybody actually wants to see more green, please give this a go and make it look better. In a perfect world, the temple structure would be red and only the fog would be green without looking like a coloring book.
Correct me if I’m wrong and apologies if this derails the conversation, but I thought Sheev’s son was said to be a clone made from Sheev’s DNA and someone else’s, which made him more of a son instead of a straight up clone. Because he would genetically be an offspring of two people. I distinctly remember seeing that and thinking how redundant it was to make him Sheev’s son without actual conception just to remove ick factors. He’s already a slimy, creepy old man. I’m shocked there aren’t dozens of Palpatines out there. How could you possibly be an evil overlord and not sleep with a single person?
Been away for a bit, but wanted to ask if anybody has thought about turning the old woman at the end into Watto for shits and giggles. I have no reason for wanting to see this. None whatsoever.
If I had to pull something out of my ass, maybe Watto’s secretly been watching over the homestead out of guilt ever since Anakin showed up asking for his mother, and when the Lars got crispy and Luke pissed off he decided to wait around hoping for somebody to return - similar to Rey - showing Rey’s beyond that now and Watto got his comeuppance for being the slave owner indirectly responsible for Anakin’s downfall.
Again, no reason other than thinking it’d be neat for a few seconds and not an actual improvement for the film.
I vote deformed emperor to imply their cloning game is trash. Otherwise the audience would be wondering why he doesn’t just hop in one of the younger bodies. That’s the impression I got when the Snokes were in there anyway.
Palpatine’s scream when he jumps at Mace Windu and the rest of the Jedi in Ep III could be altered slightly and added when Rey and Dark Rey fight.
Also stunning job jonh! I go back and forth whether I really want to literally see the force ghosts but you keep selling me.
I don’t think Leia’s directly projecting Han’s image to Ben, I think it’s just in his head like they say. I just personally think it’s clear that Leia’s the trigger for the whole scene. I’m not great with words so I’m not sure if I’m describing this correctly! I am completely on board with all three of them playing a part in saving Ben and think it would be a touching way for the original trio to “reunite” altogether. If only Chewie had more scenes involving Ben.
Well when Kylo does have the flashes of Han dying he does hear Luke say “you killed him.” Granted it’s reused from ESB but there’s still an element of Luke contacting him I think. Maybe have that line ring in Kylo’s head throughout the movie?
I think giving the Han/Ben scene to Luke kinda discredits Leia’s purpose there. In original scene, Leia wants to save her son so she grabs Han’s old medal and sacrifices herself to reach out to him. Han’s presence is her doing, and she would likely be there beside Han had Carrie Fisher not passed. If Luke’s the reason Ben sees Han, Leia just kind of dies and that’s it. Unless there’s a way to maybe have it explicitly obvious that Luke is helping Leia reach out to Ben? I’m not sure, but I do like the idea I’m just not really sold on it.
Maybe take the “I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head” further too. Hearing whispers of Palpatine (or his best Vader impression) over Kylo - especially when he’s about to have his rage attacks - would really drive in that message that Ben’s been haunted and manipulated by Sheev forever. Hearing the voices in his head could be the main thing setting him off to lash out if they built up along with his movements.
I really like it! I’m personally split on adding anything to the Kylo/Vader scene because on one hand I think it’s really powerful to have Kylo be the only speaker so the audience is always wondering what he’s hearing, but on the other it’s a great way to to reinforce his motives like you say.
I’ve thought it would be rather interesting to find lines that Palpatine shares with Snoke and kind of have them bleed into each other every once in a while, since Palpatine is a literal puppeteer for Snoke. Since he’s in such a weak state it would make sense that he can’t maintain the Snoke voice all the time.
Somebody fairly recently posted a link to the old starwars.com soundboard for download that had “join me and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son” but not that specific line. What do you have in mind?
I just wanted to point out that at 1:09 in your rescore, an almost identical piece plays in Han & Qi’ra’s love theme at 1:05.
I’m not a music expert other than just enjoying scores a whole lot so I don’t know if that’s a common piece for love songs or anything, but it’s a nice parallel to Han’s doomed romance since Reylo doesn’t exactly end all cheery. Maybe incorporating more of Solo’s tracks would make it more impactful.
I agree on Dominic Monaghan cause he just felt so out of place to me, but I was missing Greg Grunberg as Snap in TLJ along with other pilots from TFA that just didn’t return for whatever reason.
A lot of that sounded seamless to me for the most part. Just a few little hiccups here and there specifically when he says “MAKE” but amazing start! Really weird that they took “more than a clone, less than a man” out of the movie and I’ll never understand it. Could’ve made it as one of the most iconic Palpatine lines.
Isn’t that the exact reason he asks Hux though? To mock and tease him about his unease in front of the entire board room?
Perhaps since the lightsaber didn’t call out to Luke in ANH, we could play into the saber calling out to Rey (in TFA) due to her evil, Palpatine lineage after being the instrument of genocide. Like it WAS like an Excalibur to the chosen one but now it’s tainted and seeks another evil host or something??
Maybe even similar to Harry Potter walking back through Hogwarts after the big battle.
Maybe change the colour correcting to Red, Mustafar.
I doubt it but maybe there’s a way to splice the Mustafar raid with the Kylo v. Vader fan film to make it seem like while he’s fighting that giant group he’s actually just envisioning taking down Vader?
Ed Slushie said:
Nobody asked but I changed Finn’s name in the end credits to “Finn Dameron.”
Can somebody deepfake John Boyega and Oscar Isaac onto Anakin and Padme’s wedding?
It is pretty difficult to get the motion tracking working on the elder head, but I’m commited to making it work!
If you can pull it off I’ll take a bullet for you.
An old, grizzled Jar Jar next to Leia or Lando is what this movie needs. Full circle. From serving as a buffoon general with Padme to serving as the bombad general he grew to be with Leia. It’s like poetry.
Could you make a document with every line from each movie then?
Looks like it fits right in imo. Have you thought about adding some of those flying duck things in from TPM?
I love that idea, RogueLeader!
Perhaps whenever Rey and Ben are bonded for the first time there could be an echo of Anakin’s voice to imply he’s the one linking them. Not sure what lines would work though and I’m sure that wouldn’t get the message across. Maybe rearrange Snoke’s line “it was I who bridged your minds” to “it was [Skywalker] who bridged your minds”?? It could also be neat to maybe add some of those Mortis-specific sound effects when Rey and Ben touch through their bond or something.
From an EU perspective, we know that the Nightsisters had resurrection-like magics, and we know that Palpatine cowed them during the Clone Wars.
But the key here is that even without knowing that, it still works. The green is a lovely evil shade that takes us off the usual blue-red Jedi-Sith spectrum and implies that Palpatine has tapped into even more mysterious arcane methods to bring about his return.
I think that this, coupled with changing the vats to have Palpatine bodies, uses all of the established Star Wars rules to far better justify Palp’s return:
Cloning technology + ‘many abilities some consider to be unnatural’ + Nightsister magics => ‘More than a clone, less than a man’.
And if changing Ajan Kloss to Naboo works out, the green here can also signify Sheev being reborn in the color of his home since Naboo is mostly known for its greens. Naboo everywhere. Just need to fit in some gungans somewhere to complete the masterpiece!
I had a thought on just changing all the fog in the interior to a greenish and possibly add nightsister chanting from the Clone Wars to add to the resurrection aspect. Not a necessary edit but it could be neat to play around with, and if not it’s just another color change option.