I think Starlight works great with Rey nobody. Seeing Rey actually use the dark side instinctively makes it much more believable that she would turn in TROS.
I feel like Leia is talking before she actually says her line, is there something that can be done about that?
I agree, the second I heard that line in the theater I thought “Ok so they definitely made Rey a palpatine”
Would removing starkiller base and having the dreadnaught destroy the republic capital be possible for TFA? I remember seeing Snooker’s mockups of that and they looked pretty good. Would go a long way to differentiating it from the OT, and you could keep starkiller base as simply a base. Poe being adamant on destroying the dreadnaught in TLJ might work better, too. I’m not sure how that would work with Poes starkiller assault though.
Something I would definitely like to see done with ROTJ is replacing the Anakin ghost with a better version of Hayden. With Ascendant using the Hayden ghost I would love to keep Hayden but he just looks so out of place and creepy in the version we got.
I think combining TPM and AOTC for an E1, then having ROTS as E2, then a TV to movie edit of Kenobi as E3 would make another good alternative prequel trilogy since it will be following the same characters, depending on how Kenobi plays out of course.
I don’t know about Han turning into Anakin but blue lightsaber Vader actually sounds pretty cool, I would love to see that edited in somehow.
This sounds great, I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished! Also good job posting on 2:22.
That’s awesome. Someone should dm him and ask for the file and see if it can be put into an edit
I think a good focus point for this could be the Rey Nobody alternative for Ascendant seeing how there’s not really an official one yet.
Can I get a link to the folder? My old one is broken. Thanks! Can’t wait to finally watch V2, I’ve been putting off watching the whole thing until it was finished.
I remember someone trying to edit a scene where Ben listens to Lando’s call while flying to exogol, that would be a cool scene.
The Kijimi rebellion idea was really cool, did anything ever come of that? I remember seeing some cool mockups of a couple scenes.
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Higher is slightly better.
I like that the Yoda/Palpatine duel and some other camp bits are still intact. This sounds great!
Watched it earlier today, it was absolutely fantastic! I love the new shots and VFX. The Hosnian Prime destruction works so well and I love the island sketch. The new voice lines were also amazing, the TR8R lines and the Kylo mind reading lines worked perfectly. One of my favorite parts was the mind trick, I thought everything was excellent! I love how Rey is strong because she taps into the dark side, it makes the movie way more interesting and plays into TLJ and TROS much better. The restored deleted scenes are incredible and I didn’t really miss anything that was cut.
If I had to nitpick, I think the only edits that really stood out to me were:
-Some changed voice lines, Leia’s line about them targeting the senate and kylo’s “finish what he started” line. I know these are tough to get sounding perfectly but those are the two that stood out to me a little. Love the overall changes behind each of them though.
-The Han dice scene is absolutely amazing, but I can still make out some distortion on his face, although idk if i would have spotted it first time watching.
-Not sure if this was even your edit but at around 1:33:00 there’s a weird cut off on Kylos line as he senses Han.
-I do agree that Jakku looks a little bit blown out at times, especially when the sky is completely white too. I think maybe making the sky more visible and then upping the whiteness on scenes noted above like Rey’s ATAT house and Finn’s crash would help balance it all out.
Overall this is by far my favorite TFA edit right now, I can’t wait to see what you do next, maybe in a TLJ edit? 😃 Great work!
Did we settle on using the “I am a jedi” with or without the saber ignition sound? I remember it sounding great without it.
And I am so excited to see the haircut with the regrade and the new saber effects!!!
Yeah, I think the hangar scene and the force duel scene are the most important pieces. I think the hangar scene RL made was in the right direction though. I’m not great with audio like RL or Sherlock is but I definitely think we should focus on those scenes first.
Potential Scenes that Must Be Changed for a Rey Nobody Edit
I’m going to point out all scenes that are also related to new info regarding her parents. Some Rey Nobody edits will want to cut as much out about her parents as possible, while others will just reinterpret that information.
Potential cut - Kylo and Palpatine’s first scene. “She is not who you think she is.” (This line could be given a new context though.)
Parent scene - Rey gets a vision where we get a quick glimpse of her parents and Ochi’s ship flying away.
Parent scene - On Pasana, Rey sees Ochi’s ship and says something is familiar about it.
Parent scene - Rey picks up the dagger and senses bad things have happened with that blade. She hears her mother’s screams. (This could be kept as-is without the other references to her parents.)
Special Mention - Although Rey using Force lightning is meant to be an obvious connection to Palpatine, without the other related connections, this can simply be seen as a manifestation of her dark side abilities.
Parent scene - While waiting for 3PO to reboot on Kijimi, Rey tells Finn that she recognized Ochi’s ship.
Parent scene - During Rey and Kylo’s Force bond duel, Kylo tells Rey that Palpatine killed her parents because they were trying to hide Rey from him.
Rey Palpatine Scene - Kylo tells Rey that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter. (NECESSARY CUT)
Parent scene - After they escape, Rey says, “He killed my mother, and my father. I’m going to find Palpatine, and kill him.”
Parent scene - Back at the Resistance base, Finn tells Poe that D-O’s former mission was to bring a little girl on Jakku to the Emperor.
Rey Palpatine Scene - On Ahch-To, Luke says to Rey, “Because you’re a Palpatine.” (NECESSARY CUT)
Rey Palpatine/Parent Scene - When Rey confronts Palpatine, he has multiple lines related to their connection (NECESSARY CUTS)
“Long have I waited… for my grandchild to come home.”
“I never wanted you dead, I wanted you here, Empress Palpatine.”
“It is your birthright to rule. It is in your blood, our blood.”
“Weak. Like your parents.” Rey responds, “No. My parents were strong.” (Would need to be cut if you were to remove her parents being murdered by Ochi)
“Your master, Luke Skywalker, was saved by his father. The only family you have here is me.”
Later, as Rey is about to kill Palpatine, he says, “She will take her revenge”. (This line would need to be cut an editor was going to remove Rey’s parents being murdered by Ochi.)
This is all I can think of without going back and watching the movie.
I think we should decide if we want to include Rey’s parents or not and then start going through all the scenes and checking off the finished ones. I personally think the movie would be stronger keeping Rey’s parents as desert scumbags that abandoned her but it would take more editing to pull off.
That Han scene is great! His face isn’t perfect but it’s way better than last time. Such a great addition.
Are you planning on doing anything with the Luke scenes in TROS? I doubt Jonh is gonna come back anytime soon and his haircut clips were mostly finished if I remember, it would be nice to have your regrade over them. And I feel like you could fix any hair glitches seeing the Han dice wizardry.
Yeah, the only edits that stick out to me are the music to credits transition and the part where Finn appears where the lightspeed skip convo was cut. Which is pretty impressive considering how much has been changed but worth noting I guess.
Do you ever plan to do this for Rebels? I imagine that would be very popular by the time the Ahsoka show rolls around
Looking at Nev’s work on the Force Awakens deleted scenes and the Han dice scene I completely trust that he could fix anything that’s wrong. I think implementing this now and waiting for Jonh in the future is a great idea. Also how’s the Kijimi riot idea? I think that’s great and I would love to try and help with that.
I only remember seeing one hair clip, but it looked great. Maybe we should compile all the haircut footage that we have and see what exactly is wrong with it and if anyone has the ability to fix it. If we get that down then the only major thing would be the crackly saber.
What exactly is wrong with Luke’s haircut as it is right now? Would anybody else be able to fix it? I love this change! Luke’s hair is ridiculous in the theatrical version.