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#1318933
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The Last Jedi - Saga Conclusion Fanedit
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Hi all,

I’m currently working on an edit of Last Jedi and was hoping to receive input on what changes you all feel would make the film work better as a conclusion to the saga. I’m hoping to work with footage and deleted scenes exclusively from TLJ as I find the film to be pretty conclusive as it is.

My edit seeks to strengthen the sense of finality in the film, treating it as a conclusion to the Skywalker Saga.

So far my changes are as follows:

  • removed one reference to the Knights of Ren being Luke’s former students. Viewers who remember their reference in TFA could simply assume they are Snoke’s guards.

  • remove Luke’s “the war is just beginning” and Kylo’s previous statement about it being over

  • removed the last scene with the First Order and all references to Kylo being named Supreme Leader. The last we see of them is Kylo screaming.

  • Another change in the film will be to add a new crawl that stresses the vulnerability of the First Order from the beginning. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for this. Primarily I’m looking to make it seem like the First Order is useless or completely defeated by the end.

This is what I have so far:
The FIRST ORDER has been
weakened. But despite the
destruction of their most
feared weapon, Supreme
Leader Snoke has now deployed
his merciless legions to
seize military control of the
vulnerable galaxy.

Only General Leia’s small band
of RESISTANCE freedom fighters
stand against this tyranny,
certain that Jedi Master Luke
Skywalker will return and
restore a spark of hope to the
fight.

But the Resistance has been
exposed. As the First Order
speeds toward the Rebel base,
the brave heroes mount a
desperate escape…

I’d love your input on this and please add any other suggestions. Thank you

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#1262950
Topic
How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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OutboundFlight said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I personally can’t stand the idea of Rogue One being Episode III.

The characters just don’t match up. Anakin has what is effectively a glorified cameo, Padme is dead, and Obi-Wan is entirely absent. It’d be the equivalent for ROTJ getting rid of Han, restricting Luke to a cameo, and having Leia be on the other side of the galaxy absent.

However, RO could work as a trilogy of anthologies leading up to A New Hope. The first would be a three in one PT which explains Anakin’s backstory. The second would be Solo, explaining Han’s backstory. And the last would explain the plot of Episode IV. In that sense it could work- but not as a proper episode to the Skywalker Saga.

The Anthology idea is exactly what I was thinking. Have Revenge of the Sith be the beginning. I personally wouldn’t want Solo as the middle film because I thought it was as bland as TPM. And then end the Anthology trilogy on Rogue One

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#1260879
Topic
How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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jrs81 said:

adobewan said:

This is what I landed on for a crawl that I’m finally happy with:

“The Clone Wars have raged across the galaxy for three years. Under the leadership of the ruthless Count Dooku, thousands of star systems have revolted against the GALACTIC REPUBLIC.

In a stunning move, Dooku has ordered the fiendish droid leader, General Greivous, to sweep into the Republic capital and kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.

As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee with their hostage, two JEDI KNIGHTS, guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, lead a desperate mission to rescue the Chancellor…”

I like it. Any thoughts of making this Episode 2, while Rogue One could be Episode 3? Or are you just eliminating the Episode #? I Look forward to seeing the final product.

I will stress that the VAST majority of the work on this edit was accomplished by L8wrtr. As for an Episode number, right now I have kept the number 3. I do like the idea of Rogue One being a part of this new prequel trilogy but I’d like to wait until there’s a third film that I really enjoy before making that change.
The edit is now completed, PM for a link.

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#1260505
Topic
How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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This is what I landed on for a crawl that I’m finally happy with:

“The Clone Wars have raged across the galaxy for three years. Under the leadership of the ruthless Count Dooku, thousands of star systems have revolted against the GALACTIC REPUBLIC.

In a stunning move, Dooku has ordered the fiendish droid leader, General Greivous, to sweep into the Republic capital and kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.

As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee with their hostage, two JEDI KNIGHTS, guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, lead a desperate mission to rescue the Chancellor…”

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#1260413
Topic
How to make Episode 3 work as a standalone prequel?
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I have recently completed an edit of L8wrtr’s Revenge of the Sith fanedit that I feel matches what you’re all describing here. In my “re-fanedit” I have created a new crawl to establish Dooku and the Clone Wars and have removed all references to the previous two prequels. These include all references to Shmi Skywalker and the Chosen One prophecy, as well as removing some dialogue during the Dooku ideal that references Attack of the Clones. I’m still perfectting my crawl But I thought I’d share to let you know that it is (hopefully) possible.