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#1367965
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How would you handle a hard reboot of all nine episodes of Star Wars?
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Oh I’d love to see a new saga set 100 years after the current one.

It wouldn’t just be 100 years, it would be full centuries, maybe even millennia. By that point, the events of the main saga would be all but forgotten, and no one would have any clue that the Jedi and Sith existed. But eventually, the Force becomes unbalanced again, leading to people once again being able to feel the Force. When they don’t even know what these strange powers are, how do they deal with them?

It’s the story I wanted to see in the sequel trilogy, but didn’t end up getting.

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#1367779
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Axios said:

I think there is still alot of things wrong with the Naboo clip…AND I HATE THAT THERE IS. I dont like being the all negative guy here. I will list the things that I think keep it from being on par with the rest of the clips below. Honestly kind of leaning more towards just editing it out. The amount of work gone into it is super impressive but the absolute last thing I want is to watch this back with friends and not be satisfied/cringe at it looking too obviously fan made. I have to say it, but I think the work done here is amazing!

I think you’re being too nitpicky. If this clip was in the theatrical movie, I wouldn’t have any problems with it. I think it’s basically perfect right now.

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#1367655
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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jarbear said:

Hoop28 said:

Hal, have you considered having Luke speak to Ben during the Mustafar Opening or when he is repairing his mask? Maybe just a quick line like “Ben”, but something just to be consistent with Luke’s last words in TLJ of “see you around kid”.

Remember Rise of Skywalker is the true sequel of The Force Awakens, so it doesn’t really care either happened in the last movie. 😉

So many people bring up this complaint, but I’ve never understood it. There were plenty of references to TLJ throughout the movie. You can argue that the movie was thematically at odds with TLJ, but it didn’t ignore the previous movie like so many people claim.

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#1367505
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

If J. R. R. Tolkien was as gifted an editor as he was a writer, I may have been able to finish reading The Lord of the Rings. As-is, the books are too frikkin’ bloated.

Preach, man. I stopped reading the books after I got to Tom Bombadil. The books are just way too long, with way too much boring unimportant stuff in them. I ended up watching the movies later, and really enjoyed them. They’re some of my favorite movies of all time. I guess I just don’t have the patience for Tolkien’s style of storytelling.

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#1367498
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

thebluefrog said:

JakeRyan17 said:

thebluefrog said:

Having Hux be an acolyte of Sidious would’ve done wonders to repair his joke image from TLJ.

Pryde was a useless character; Hux could’ve fit his role fine. Or even have Phasma return again in either role as Sidious’ mole or Rebels’ mole, since she’s a selfish backstabber already.

Maybe an edit could be done someday of erasing Pryde and just making it all Hux.

I think Hux was the spy and killed off so quickly because of the negative feedback from TLJ. I wish they would have developed it more or just had him take the role Pryde had in the film. The spy subplot is just so rushed and empty in the theatrical film.

TLJ Hux began with a “yo mama” joke and then was slapped around like a ragdoll.

His character was deliberately reduced to a Jar Jar joke and there was no coming back from that.

Imagine if Empire started with Vader comically slipping and falling and then Han waves “LATER, YA BIG DORK!”

That would’ve killed the gravitas of the character from that point forward and probably killed ROTJ.

Hence “negative feedback”. I think there was room to come back from that, especially if you look at Yoda’s portrayal in ESB.

But Yoda was only a joke for one scene in ESB, and he was intentionally acting silly to test Luke’s patience. It wasn’t his entire character for the whole movie, like slapstick Hux in TLJ.

Point is, that plot line was thin in TRoS, and could have been fleshed out more or they could’ve dropped that subplot and given Hux the role Pryde filled in the final film.

I agree with this. Hux needed to return to his TFA levels of menace in TROS, and revealing that he was conspiring with Palpatine to return him to power, like was implied for Pryde originally, would be a great twist.

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#1367388
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Alternate 1997 Special Editions (What if...?)
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ATMachine said:

StarkillerAG said:

But would we still consider the originals “erased” if the only changes were recomped effects? That’s the approach the D+XX project takes, and I don’t see anyone kicking up a big fuss about how it’s not “really” original.

Maybe so, but it still would be getting rid of the groundbreaking effects that won the film an Academy Award.

Those efforts would still be there. All the original models would be preserved, just recomped for better quality. If anything, that would only emphasize how good the models were by presenting them in the best quality possible. And the other categories that Star Wars won, like creature design, editing, and music, would still be preserved in their original form.

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#1367368
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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TK42-WAN said:

I think the sabre hidden in the rocks should be Ben’s. The one we see in the flashback in TLJ. It could be easily implied that he abandoned his sabre after destroying the temple and that Luke found it and hid it the walls of his hut. Metaphorically, Rey is repairing Luke’s mistake. Also, it’s as if the force is aware that Ben has turned and is calling for his sabre to be returned to him.

Actually, he turned that saber into the cross-guard saber that he used as Kylo. If you look closely, you can see that the hilt designs are the exact same.

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#1367273
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Cinefy said:

Hal 9000 said:

And just so everyone knows, in case you did not… Snooker sent me an updated version of the Naboo shot after seeing workprint #4. Just so everyone is on the same page, here is the most recent clip I have from her, in context:

https://vimeo.com/445085207

Would be cool if Naboo starfighter passed by.

I can get Battlefront II model if Snooker wants it.

I think Snooker said that she tried it, but it didn’t work well. Because of how small the Naboo fighters are in comparison to a Star Destroyer, they were barely noticeable.

I do really like that latest clip though. I think it’s pretty much perfect, I have no nitpicks at all.

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#1367223
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Cinefy said:

The new Imperial march by John Williams was a really nice rescore.

Actually, it was originally intended for the Mustafar scene. The wayfinder was going to be in the ruins of Darth Vader’s castle, and there was going to be an establishing shot with that dramatic version of Vader’s theme playing over it. When they cut that shot, they moved the music cue to the Final Order reveal, where it works pretty well.