Can we get more “Anthem of Evil” in there? It would be great to hear it through-out the space battle
My take on that is that JJ and Terrio rewrote and reshot so much that the scenes that ended up getting deleted didn’t really match the rest of the film.
Just a tiny detail, but there’s an unused shot of Poe reacting to Lando’s entrance that works really well.
Let’s be clear, the cut of Justice League released in theaters didn’t represent Zack’s vision, but it’s not like he had a finished alternate cut just waiting in the wings. Otherwise, WarnerMedia wouldn’t be spending 20-30 million dollars so he can finish his version. The Snyder cut never “existed”, it’s a new cut being created now.
Similarly, there’s no finished alternate cut of Rise of Skywalker lying in a vault somewhere, and unlike with Snyder, there’s been no indication that Abrams doesn’t stand behind the movie he made. The problems with Rise of Skywalker are honestly pretty typical of Abrams filmmaking style, the guy is notoriously bad at endings, and we know the production was rushed. I don’t see this being a case of studio meddling.
I don’t know about studio meddling, but there was definitely meddling with TROS. George Lucas got involved, multiple endings were shot, even internet fan theories were on the table, etc. It sounded like a mess, which is completely antithetical to what we saw in that documentary The Skywalker Legacy released by the studio. Regardless, I’d love to see all that deleted/alternate footage.
IMO, it’s just crazy that JJ’s best film and his worst film ended up being in the same trilogy.
The source for the alternate ending and George Lucas involvement is non other than master Doomcock, the internet’s Galactic overlord…
“You’re a Palpatine” isn’t great either. Maybe cut both? So he says “You have his power,” Rey reacts, and hes goes on with “My mother was…”
Might cut the scene too short though, and it’s supposed to be the huge dramatic reveal.
I’m down for this.
Hal 9000 said:
Eventually, probably if Dom ever finishes his edit.
Seriously though, what happened to him? He hasn’t posted much of anything for a while, and he hasn’t made any updates on his TROS edit for a long time.
He probably has a social life, unlike our hive of scum and villainy😂
It’s most likely just a JJ-ism. TFA also had A LOT of its meat cut out.
-The flashback sequence explaining how the Saber reached Maz
-Flashback of young Ben being dropped off at Lukes temple
-New Republic subplot
-Constable Zuvio subplot
-Resistance superweapon subplot
-Phasma on Takodana
-Maz giving Leia the saber
-Maz using the force to break the heroes out of the castle
-Unkar hunting down Rey.
-and more stuff.
I guess JJ got away with it then but it seems to have caught up with him in TROS.
My pipe dream is for Disney to eventually release the Assembly cuts of all the star wars films on Disney plus.
That’s some incredible stuff I gotta say. Looks like we’ve found Adywan’s secret apprentice.
“It’s treason, then.”
C’mon guys, don’t ruin our escapism.
We’re all here to have fun.
It’s in my pocket.
Edit: There’s probably a ton of deleted footage/ reshoots etc but the only JJ cut that exists is what we saw on screen. It’s all part of the film making process, alot of good stuff gets axed for pacing and time.
The simpler the better 😉
I don’t know, Rey killing Leia would certainly remove any likeability that’s left for the character, on the other hand, Rey killing her parents is probably your best bet at really pushing her character towards the darkside…
A small change that would add some connective tissue would be adding the Exogol temple to the background of the vision of Kylo and his knights on the stormy rainy planet in TFA.
Of course always in motion the future is so it doesn’t have to correlate exactly with how it happens in TROS with Kylo being there on his own without his helmet.
Would be a neat call back to TLJ to have his shirt be taken by the wind in that wide shot.
To create the illusion of distance between the ship and the castle perhaps the scenes where Finn leaves the castle and his arrival at the ship could be spaced out a little as well as the scenes of him seeing the destroyer and him arriving to inform Han.
In that scene, Rey seems to be running quite a long distance before she reaches the ship whereas the ship is right next to the castle. Perhaps a different model could be used or the ship could be rotated/reversed/recoloured?
Ed Slushie said:
I just found this edit I made a couple years ago, of the confrontation between Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme.
The sound is pretty bad, but basically:
- Changed the music under Anakin’s conversation with Padme to emphasize how dangerous he’s become.
- Anakin chokes Padme simply because he’s paranoid, and Obi-Wan only reveals himself to tell Anakin to stop.
- Rearranged Obi-Wan’s “lecture” and incorporated clips from the game to make it seem like Obi-Wan cares more.
Wow the video game dialogue works really well here, especially since they match the mouth movements.
I have to give credit to the guys at FixingDisneyStarWars for finding a way to make the duel on the deathstar fluid, and more intense by cutting one frame before each lightsaber strike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mdZV_CAFzY&lc=UgwAH-OEiRPKVSBW5dt4AaABAg.9BAQKlyj-HL9BAyGg8WFo4
Yes it reflects her conflicted nature
Maybe they shouldn’t say anything, perhaps the scene would flow better in silence.
Hal 9000 said:
How so? They’re scene right after the Han scene?
I’m referring to the idea from a few pages back that had the “message” be a leaked recording of Palpatine talking to Pryde, revealing to the resistance that he has been behind everything from the beginning.
I think the idea of mixing the fortnight dialogue with the Palpatine/ Pryde discussion works the best narratively.
Ah I see, what I had in mind was what the background landscape could look like for the battle of Exogol.
I don’t know if they are in 4k but something like these could probably be used