Villeneuve’s aesthetic is just perfect for star wars.
After TROS underperforming I doubt the higher ups at Disney will give Johnson his trilogy.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they put the blame on TLJ for the decline of interest in Star Wars.
I hope they give the next trilogy to a visionary like Denis Villeneuve
“Twice the pride double the fall”
LUKES WIG - Must have been the same dudes work who did Ewans wig in AOTC.
That wig was insulting.
-Alternate intro for Palpatine being tied to a bed.
-Alternate achto scene
-More scenes at the beginning with FO generals
-Alternate climax with force ghosts attacking palpatine
-Luke appearing to leia as she died
The behind the scenes “documentaries” for the Disney Trilogy are just promotional material.
Will you be adding anything to foreshadow the events in TROS?
Yup my bad, not really extended just some extra scenes at the end.
Here you go
Endgame was re-released with an extended version so Disney might be doing the same with Star wars (I hope).
It looks like the original cut was a longer and more nuanced, seems like the film was watered down to the lowest common denominator.
This is how the film was changed during reshoots according to more recent leaks
If anyone is interested in what the “original cut” of TROS looked like I strongly recommend they read these early leaks:
Is there any way of reinstating Hux’s speach?
“Disney shall pay the price for their apparent lack of vision.”
Box Office: *force choke"
Speaking of the ending, here is my very radical outline for an alternate ending of TROS:
We cut away from Rey and Ben before he dies. Rey joins back up with the Resistance and they celebrate.
Fade to black on Celebration.
Fade in on shot similar to first shot of A New Hope. A Resurgent Star Destroyer flies overhead, followed by dozens of Resistance ships chasing it. At the front is a modified Blockade Runner, in the control room sits Poe Dameron. (Or possibly leading the chase in an X-Wing that Poe sits in with BB-8. If he is in his pilot suit, change the color of his jump suit to blue New Republic colors.)
I feel him being on the bridge of a ship would clearly visualize his transition to hotshot pilot to responsible leader, but he was still flying an X-Wing during the end battle. Anyway, this could be the moment Poe says something inspirational over the comms that could also help emphasize “General Poe”.
[This would require a fan-film scale production, but I think it is rather straightforward idea-wise]
On the outskirts of a rural village, locals gather outside as three First Order troop transports land nearby. The bay door opens, but instead of stormtroopers we see rescued children rush toward their emotional families. After all the children are out, we insert footage of Finn standing behind them (Potentially either Luke or Leia’s lightsaber is attached to his belt if you keep his Force subplot). This would reflect nicely with how we are initially introduced to Finn, and would bring his arc full circle.
Bonus Idea: Have Chewie finally go back home to his family on Kashyyyk. You could just create a modern version of this image, have Chewie step into frame, then cut to a close-up. Chewie deserves more than a goddamn medal at this point!
Finally, we get to Rey. She flies across the dunes of Tattooine and lands outside the abandoned Lars homestead. R2 and 3PO are with her, and still-wiped 3PO says there is something familiar about this place. Rey briefly explores the home, then sits outside and unrolls a cloth full of saber parts. In an insert shot, we see as she uses the Force to construct a new lightsaber. She activates the saber to reveal a yellow blade.
She then senses something ahead of her. The twin suns slowly rise above the horizon, and with them, a silhouette of a figure rising over the hill. It’s Ben Solo. Rey smiles and rises to meet him. The spirits of Luke, Leia and Anakin watch from a distance. Our final shot is of R2, 3PO, and Rey watching the sunrise as Ben slowly approaches.
We could start a go fund me, I’m sure fans would be more than happy to donate.
At this point Disney would be wise to release an Extended cut a la Batman v superman which actually redeemed that film for many people.
Maybe when Luke is teaching Rey her first lesson we can see flashes of the Sith temple while she talks about “a dark place”
Maybe we should have seen or heard someone (or a few people) in the background listening to a recording of Palpatine’s message in a scene at some stage in the film? Maybe it was this that finally insprired or scared people throughout the galaxy to take up the fight against him and the FO?
Maybe one of you talented people will conjure up something? 😃
(Or simply change the crawl 😉)
Emperor Palpatine’s Broadcast Message a Threat of Revenge - Star Wars Rise of Skywalker X Fortnite
Why for the love of god did they not add this in?
I agree, It will take a trilogy edit to make a coherent story out of this mess.
The bright side of this travesty is that now Disney will never make another Star Wars trilogy without planning it out in advance.
The pacing was comical, every scene that was meant to be emotional was immediately cut short before letting the audience feel anything.
Please avoid spoilers when talking about TROS as the majority in this sub have yet to see the film.