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#1538560
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Twin Suns (Obi-Wan and Maul Coda) - Wrapping up their story without the Rebels connection (Released)
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Octorox said:

I think it works pretty well. I’d definitely show this to someone not interested in watching Rebels (although they should, lol).

Personally I’d be interested in a movie (or miniseries?) focused on the Kenobi/Maul arc from Clone Wars and ending with this. It would be a cool way to include that stretch of story in a marathon viewing when you don’t have time to even watch Clone Wars Refocused.

In theory, it could work as a movie, basically the core of the whole story consists of 6 episodes of TCW and the epilogue from the Rebels. It’d be ~120-130 min long.

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#1534520
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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smudger9 said:

STF78 said:

smudger9 said:

szopman said:

In the end, you’re going to move the Luke Skywalker stuff to this film ? Or you re gonna leave it as a part of Ep III?

Leaving it in episode 3. I’m currently mulling over a radial change to EPs 2 and 3 to take out more Boba stuff and shuffle things around.

Are you able to give us any more info on the potential changes to episodes two and three?

Episode 2 is a bit of an issue because it now has some important story elements missing.

  1. Carson Teva’s interactions with Mando/Nevarro.
  2. The cloning facility on Nevarro.
  3. Elspeth Morgan and the Beskar spear.

These elements were cut to stick to a reasonable runtime and allow Luke’s appearance to be the finale. However, these elements have become very important.

My current thinking is to put these elements back into episode 2 and have the movie end on a cliffhanger with Gideon’s capture of Grogu. (Like ESB).

The rescue can then be the opening of Episode 3 and the sudden decision to capture Pershing can be explained in the opening crawl. I will then cut Boba’s story down to a bare minimum and have episode three to focus on Mando and Grogu.
Grogu’s training scenes will be intercut with Mando’s journey. Mando will not travel to meet Grogu, Grogu will make his decision and then head off to find Mando.

The main negative is that Luke’s first appearance begs to be the finale of a movie, not the end of the opening act, but this would allow all the important story beats to be included.

I know it may be a big change, but why not split season 2 into two movies?
2x07 is one of the best fillers ever in Star Wars franchise. So you could maybe make one movie that ends with Grogu’s capture and then another (a bit shorter) one that would end with Luke big finale?
Or, alternatively, you could make 1 film from 2x01-5 (cutting filler of course), intercutting the storylines of Mando, Ahsoka and Boba (using some flashbacks from TBOBF, like him starting to work with Fennec). Then the 2nd film would start with some good intense action (2x06) and its main theme could be rescuing Grogu.

I think s02 is totally worth 2 films (this way you can extend Ahsoka’s stuff as well).

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#1533648
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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So, knowing that probably some of the storylines will be continued in Ahsoka, and that eventually the whole “Mandoverse” will have a theatrical movie conclusion (A Dave Filoni film announced lately), do you consider rebranding (or maybe even restructuring) this Mando film series into something that would later include Ahsoka fanedit movie and the mentioned Dave Filoni’s epic crossover movie as well?
Or maybe just ‘rebrand’ it into, I don’t know, just “Star Wars” movies with no crawl, or add some other subtitle for the series, like “Heir to the Empire” or something ? 😄

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#1532556
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Star Wars Episode X: Fate Of The Jedi (title TBD)
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It’s actually cool to have the Episode X, I always felt like they should have abandoned the idea of splitting the saga into trilogies. It’s a bit limitating, why not make 4-movies story or duology? Or why just not do good movies with a story to tell and not worry about of it’s trilogy.

Obviously, they can label this film as they want but essentially it’s going to be Ep X.
I hope it would be better than TROS and it would be a great epilogue to the saga that we all deserve 😉

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#1532086
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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I’m really wondering how this fanedit will end up 😄

Maybe you could switch the first scene of the new chapter to somewhere in the beginning of the movie ? It’s a nice filler that shows well what are the mandalorians up to and how they use the stolen imperial starships.

I think it can be an enjoyable movie, you could trim a bit the 1st ep, leaving a bit of pirate stuff (it’s fun and its a nice opening for the later storyline with Mandos rescuing the capital), trim the 2nd ep, leave some bits of 3x03 (depending on how much impact it ll have on the whole story), trim heavily 3x04, trim considerably 3x05 and cut 95% of the 3x06. The 3x03 side story can serve well to make the pacing better, to fill some moments/time jumps between the quests 😉

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#1531121
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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Hahaha I just have realized that the whole Pirate plot from 3x05 will work the same even if u cut 3x01 stuff 🙈 it’s obvious that Mando would help the guy anyway 😉

Do you think it’d be possible to somehow cut Grogu from the story and move the whole Skywalker thing to the end ? So far, Grogu is just there for most of the time, not really doing anything 😅
The flashback with Jedi JarJar could be nicely included in the moment when Luke brings his memory back. Then, you could cut Like/Grogu story from the 3rd movie and replace it with for ex Dr Pershing/New Republic stuff (and finish it with the cliffhanger with Moff Gideon’s escape reveal).

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#1529091
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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Warhorn said:

Well, I think this episode can help the film feel much more choral (I was thinking it could give it some Rogue One vibes) if, as some say, you alternate parts of Pershing’s plot between those of Din and Bo-Katan. I admit that I was watching the chapter and thinking about your edits.

Ahaha same here, I was watching and wondering how smudger will edit it 😄

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#1527955
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Mando EP4: Return to Mandalore 4K [RELEASED]
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I definitely agree with the decisions you made so far about cutting stuff from the first two eps.

Regarding the whole Luke Skywalker / Grogu thing - wouldn’t be better maybe to end Ep III with a cliffhanger (Luke giving Grogu the choice) and then reveal the choice of Grogu in this one?

Or, alternatively - use all available Luke/Grogu/training scenes in Ep III to follow Grogu’s journey there, and then start Ep IV with Mando arriving on the planet and talking to Ahsoka and then cutting to Luke offering Grogu the choice?

It’s just that putting all the Luke/Grogu content as a prologue in this movie feels a little bit off to me, but on the other hand, we ll see what this season has to offer yet 😄

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#1525944
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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - Refined Edition (Released)
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Revan100 said:

  • I’d like Ben to survive. I can make it so when Leia becomes one with the force, she basically gives Ben a second chance at life. But having him alive on Tatooine is currently beyond my abilities. If I can’t make that happen, then Ben accompanies Luke and Leia when Rey adopts herself into the Skywalker family. Alive or dead, he deserves to be present. (FX by jonh)

I’ll just copy paste what I wrote in another thread regarding the same topic:
I always thought the only way to keep Kylo alive would be to cut him completely from the big Exegol showdown and move his scene with “Han” to the end of the movie -an open, bitter-sweat ending. It could be the last scene of the movie or the scene before the Tattooine ending.

It’s like, he came back to the light, but where can he go now? How will he redeem himself?
I believe it’s way better than what we got in the movie (basically Vader 2.0).

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#1525802
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The Rise of Skywalker: Untold (WIP)
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sherlockpotter said:

To be honest, I’m not really sure how I’d be able to keep Ben alive. Like, sure, I could remove the shot of him keeling over; but without any more footage after that, I don’t think the movie would feel complete. That said, I think Movies Remastered might be doing something with keeping Kylo alive - I know he’s floated the idea before, at least - so you may want to look into his work if you’re interested in exploring that angle for the film!

As for the Reylo romance, I think I’m still leaning towards removing it, yes. But the way I have it mapped out, I still want to emphasize their connection and their relationship; I just won’t make that relationship explicitly romantic. I think it’s sort of a “best of both worlds” situation: people like me, who don’t see a romantic connection between them, don’t have an awkward kiss shoved into the film at the last minute; and people like you, who do see it that way, can infer that the romance is there - they just weren’t able to physically act on it before Kylo dies.

I always thought the only way to keep Kylo alive would be to cut him completely from the big Exegol showdown and move his scene with “Han” to the end of the movie (an open, bitter-sweat ending). It could be the last scene of the movie.

It’s like, he came back to the light, but where can he go now? How will he redeem himself?
I believe it’s way better than what we got in the movie (basically Vader 2.0).