CT Rewriting the originals

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Seagoat , Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

    Jul 29, 2016
    I'll do my "if they were made now" later. This is my "if they were made then"

    The Star Wars Trilogy

    Episode I: A New Hope (1977)

    Instead of being a princess, Leia is stated to be a Senator's daughter, with her last name explicitly stated.
    The Imperial March is played when appropriate.
    Luke arrives back home just as Owen and Beru are executed, uses blaster to kill stormtroopers (fuels hate for Empire).
    Greedo scene is unneeded, keep the Jabba scene instead.
    Leia reacts stronger to Alderaan's destruction, Bail is shown on Alderaan just as Death Star fires at it.
    Leia is shown to be grieving when Luke rescues her.
    Leia doesn't say "walking carpet".
    Luke briefly duels Vader on Death Star after Obi Wan's death, they speak to one another.
    Vader begins to suspect the truth and communicates the emperor, who tells him to forget about it.
    Obi Wan's ghost appears and haunts Vader in trench.
    Tarkin speaks to the emperor just before the Death Star explodes.
    Luke isn't so excited while blowing up stormtroopers throughout the film.
    Chewbacca gets a medal too.

    Episode II: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Imperial fleet is first seen with Vader meditating.
    Han and Leia's interactions are different, feelings seem more mutual.
    Leia doesn't flirt with Luke, Luke is jealous of Han and Leia.
    Face of older Anakin (or Obi Wan) is shown when Luke cuts open fake-Vader, Luke has flashback.
    We see Luke's vision of Han and Leia in danger.
    Vader kills Admiral Piett.
    Leia, Lando and Chewbacca actually fight Boba Fett.

    Episode III: Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Vader visits the Emperor's throne room on Had Abaddon, he is ordered to kill Luke at all costs.
    Leia is not in a bikini.
    Luke has vision of Yoda's passing, Obi Wan and Yoda's spirits appears to him while in space, similar conversation.
    Vader is the other hope Yoda meant, Luke must not let his jealousy of Han and Leia consume him.
    Jedi Masters tell Luke he must redeem his father.
    Crix Madine's dialogue is replaced by Mon Mothma's, more personal interaction between Mothma and Leia.
    Rebels must destroy shield generator on Endor, a moon of Had Abaddon.
    Rebel fleet, led by Lando and Ackbar, prepares to invade Had Abaddon.
    Chewbacca reunites with his family on Endor, Wookiee army helps rebels (Han, Leia, 3PO, R2) destroy shield generator.
    Chewbacca or Lando dies in space/land battle.
    Obi Wan's spirit tells Luke to go to Had Abaddon, is actually a trick vision by the Emperor.
    Leia tells Luke that she loves Han right before he leaves, but pleads with him not to go.
    Vader captures Luke on Had Abaddon, encourages him to help him overthrow the Emperor.
    Han and Leia are captured by a hidden battalion, they are taken to Had Abaddon.
    Luke's anger at Leia and Han persuades him to join Vader.
    Luke and Vader confront the Emperor together, he duels them with his own lightsaber.
    Vader disarms the Emperor, the Emperor uses lightning to defeat them both.
    The Emperor urges Luke to kill Vader, promising greater power.
    Luke duels Vader again, who taunts him about Leia.
    Luke defeats Vader, but Vader threatens Han and Leia, who are brought in as prisoners.
    Obi Wan appears to Vader and reminds him of the man he once was.
    Yoda's spirit haunts the Emperor, reminds him of his own fall from the Jedi Order.
    The Emperor lashes out on everyone, Vader distracts him and urges Luke, Han and Leia to escape.
    Vader renounces his loyalty to the Empire, and duels the Emperor with regained strength.
    Luke, Han and Leia reconcile, Luke apologizes.
    Both Vader and the Emperor are killed in explosion as Rebel troops storm the palace.
    Obi Wan's spirit assures Luke that Vader died redeemed.
    Celebration on moon, everyone reunites.
    Luke sees spirits of Obi Wan and Yoda, as well as the redeemed Anakin Skywalker and his aunt and uncle.
    Luke speaks to Owen and Beru, and Owen apologizes.
    Anakin wishes that he could be forgiven, but Luke and Obi Wan assure him that they forgive him, even if nobody else does.
    Luke rejoins the celebration, as his deceased loved ones watch.
    Han and Leia kiss as Luke watches with a little sadness, but then smiles.
  2. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

    Jul 29, 2016

    Jabba to Han
    "Because I'm all about that debt, bout that debt, no late pays"

    How about Tom Hiddleston as Han and Taylor Swift as Leia? Harry Styles could be Luke. Just some alternatives.
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    I hope there is no reboot in my lifetime.
  4. Darth-Darth Binks

    Darth-Darth Binks Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 29, 2016
    Mostly just alter RotJ, the other two are just fine. To be fair, RotJ is mostly fine the way it is too, it's just that the plot elements are not spread out throughout the movie and thus it kinda feels like it should have been two movies. So either spread out the plot more, or just make one major aspect of it an anthology movie. Maybe have it so that Luke promises that if Jabba lets Han go, Jabba can have a chance to really hurt the Empire, and Jabba spares some of his pirates to help out, which would intertwine the two major stories going on a little better, and have Jabba a bit more present throughout the plot without him wasting any time at all. That, or make his sequence an anthology movie that explains how Han came back and might focus heavily on Luke testing out his Jedi skills, and Leia and Lando infiltrating the palace. Funny how all of my fave human characters have names beginning with "L".

    Oh, and the Dark Side doesn't make any sense in that one. Give somebody bad vibes from seeing his friends lose, and then goad him into killing you, and he turns evil? That makes no sense at all. The Dark Side is seductive, not sado-masochism. If the reverse was the case, Christian Grey's squeeze would be a Sith Lord by now.

    Oh, and kill off Han or Lando in that one. Give a more emotional and nuanced ending than what we got.

    That being said, I'd prefer to see this as more of a "what if?" fanfiction than anything else.
  5. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 26, 2001

    I feel the same, but considering franchises released a decade ago are already being rebooted, I'm not entirely optimistic about it not happening.
  6. Azure_Angelus

    Azure_Angelus Jedi Master star 1

    Sep 13, 2008

    I don't think that kids that young would get a rank. In any case, Anakin had the rank of commander as a 20-21 year old padawan, so it's not quite that bad.
  7. RDeckard

    RDeckard Jedi Knight star 1

    Dec 28, 2015
    There almost certainly won't be. I wouldn't be surprised if they reboot the prequels.

    Back on topic, most of my corrections would involve ROTJ.

    • Have Vader as a more imposing force in the opening scene
    • Fix the Obi-Wan, Vader battle (They should both be significantly better at using light sabers)
    • Further emphasize the fact that the Battle of Yavin is a surprise attack. The battle feels a little odd because the Rebels SHOULD be largely outmanned
    • More from the dark side cave
    • Make Boba Fett do anything
    • Dump Ewoks for something at least somewhat more imposing
    • No Death Star 2 (imperial palace is a good idea)
    • More universal celebration at the end
  8. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 16, 2016
    They won't reboot the prequels.
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998
    ^ Hmm, future you see. Always in motion is future, difficult to see.
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  10. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 16, 2016
    Well, not for me.
  11. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 27, 2013
    -More training scenes with Luke (meditation, very basic telekensis, cutting objects with a lightsaber)
    -Chewbacca gets a medal
    -More training scenes on Dagobah
    -Fight with Boba Fett
    -Had Abaddon with 2 extremely rudimentary Death Stars that can't fire the superlasers yet.
    -Luke and Leia aren't siblings
    -Mon Mothma and Leia talk
  12. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

    Jul 29, 2016
    Ok now, here's my rewrite of the originals if they were made after the prequels.

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (2008)

    It is specified at some point that Artoo (Kenny Baker) also had his mind wiped.
    Leia (Kiera Knightly) is not a princess, she is a general.
    Luke(Michael Cera) sees the space battle from above.
    Owen and Beru (Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse) aren't so casual about Luke being like Anakin, they mention his slaughtering of the Tusken Raiders.
    Sidious (Ian Mcdiarmid) addresses the senate on Coruscant, telling the senators to go home. He is accompanied by Mas Amedda and Sly Moore. Tarkin (Benedict Cumberbatch-replacing Wayne Pygram) watches his speech via hologram and discusses it with Vader (James Earl Jones, Hayden Christensen)
    Obi Wan (Ewan McGregor) speaks to Qui Gon's (Liam Neeson) ghost before rescuing Luke.
    Obi Wan explains midichlorians and the history of the Sith and Darth Sidious' rise to power.
    The Greedo scene is cut in favor of the Jabba scene.
    Han (Chris Pratt) fights Boba Fett (Temura Morrison or Daniel Logan) before leaving the cantina.
    Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) arrives back on Alderaan just before it is destroyed.
    Leia cries as Alderaan explodes.
    Leia is more serious during the escape from the Death Star but doesn't say "walking carpet".
    Lightsaber fight resembles Prequel duels.
    Qui Gon reminds Obi Wan of his training during the duel with Vader.
    Luke briefly duels Vader after Obi Wan is killed.
    Leia is seen grieving as well as Luke.
    Luke isn't so happy when killing storm trooper pilots.
    Dodonna is replaced by Ackbar (Erik Bauersfield, Tim Rose) and Willard by Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Rielly).
    Biggs is cut.
    Qui Gon distracts Vader briefly in the trench.
    We see Han deciding to turn around and help.
    Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) gets a medal.
    Opening crawl
    Leia'a theme
    The imperial march
    The Force theme/Luke's theme
    Jawa theme
    The Tusken Camp
    Binary Sunset
    Ben's theme
    Cantina theme
    The emperor's theme
    Jabba a theme/boba fetts theme
    Death Star theme
    Duel of the fates
    Force theme (sad)
    Assault on the Death Star
    Anakin's theme
    Throne room/finale
    End credits (force theme, Leia's theme, Duel of the fates)
  13. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

    Jul 29, 2016
    Sorry for double post, but nobody else has replied.

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (2011)

    Vader calls out to Luke in the ice cave.
    Han and Leia's romance is less forced overall.
    Artoo flies when appropriate.
    Owen and Beru are mentioned by Luke at least once.
    Alderaan is mentioned by Leia at least once.
    When Vader is meditating, he sees Padme (Natalie Portman).
    Obi Wan is more specific about Yoda's role in the Jedi Order.
    Luke pursues Leia, who is clearly in love with Han and doesn't kiss Luke.
    Mon Mothma takes the place of General Rieekan, accompanied by Ackbar.
    Yoda's teachings are more consistent with his teachings in the prequels.
    While speaking to Vader via hologram, Palpatine is seen in his office, in the Senate (possible Prince Xizor cameo).
    Luke also briefly sees Maul (Sam Witwer) and Dooku (Christopher Lee) in the cave before a longer duel with Vader.
    Boba Fett captures Han by stunning him, Leia, and Chewbacca and Vader arrives afterwards.
    Vader hears Padme as he observes Leia in the freezing chamber.
    Yoda and Obi Wan's ghost are joined by Qui Gon and Mace Windu (Samuel Jackson) after Luke departs.
    Palpatine senses Vader's wish to turn Luke and overthrow him, and consults his dignitaries.
    Leia, Chewie, and Lando (Lenny Kravitz) fight Boba Fett before he leaves Bespin.
    Leia has a vision of Padme speaking directly to her as Luke calls out to her.

    Main Theme
    Yoda's Theme
    The Imperial March
    The Battle In The Snow
    Rebels At Bay
    Yoda and the Force
    Duel of the Fates
    The Emperor's Theme
    Lando's Palace
    Han Solo and the Princess
    Battle of the Heroes
    Across the Stars
    (Han Solo and the Princess, The Imperial March, Anakin's Theme)

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2014)

    Vader visits the shield generator protecting Coruscant on Kashyyyk. (Rebels are planning to attack it).
    Vader calls out to Luke, who is building his new lightsaber.
    Rancor scene is cut.
    Leia doesn't wear a bikini.
    Boba is shot by Han.
    The Emperor orders Vader via hologram to kill Luke at all costs.
    Vader travels to Tatooine, and confronts Luke and his friends.
    Space skirmish occurs as the heroes escape Tatooine.
    Yoda dies on Dagobah before Luke arrives, he joins Qui Gon, Mace, and Obi Wan.
    Obi Wan encourages Luke to succeed where he failed and redeem Vader.
    Obi Wan tells Luke not to let his feelings for Leia get in the way, he doesn't think he should reveal the truth about them.
    Luke senses Obi Wan is hiding something and leaves in anger.
    Mace doesn't think Luke can resist the pull of the dark side, like Anakin before him.
    Mon Mothma and Leia have a personal conversation, Madine is replaced by Mothma.
    Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie, and the droids lead a strike team to Kashyyyk while Lando and Ackbar lead a fleet to invade Coruscant.
    Vader returns to Coruscant to report to Palpatine, who threateningly reminds him of the Rule of Two and mocks his past mistakes.
    The rebels are able to make an alliance with the Wookiees, because of Chewie's connections (Tarfull cameo).
    Luke demands that Leia choose between him and Han.
    Vader encourages Luke via telepathy to come join him, Luke's frustration at the Jedi and Leia encourage him.
    Leia pleads with Luke not to leave, but he does and joins Vader on Coruscant.
    Lando and/or Chewie possibly die in battle.
    Palpatine waits for Luke and Vader in Jedi Temple, they battle stormtroopers and Red Guards.
    After generator is destroyed, the Rebels and Wookiees travel to Coruscant to assist the rebel fleet.
    Rebels battle Imperial Troops in the Senate, Han and Leia are captured at Palpatine's orders.
    Palpatine duels Luke and Vader with his lightsaber in the Council Chamber, he is disarmed, but overtakes them both with lightning.
    Han and Leia are taken to the Jedi Temple.
    Palpatine offers Luke greater power as his own apprentice, ordering him to kill Vader and Han.
    Rebel and Wookiee army takes over the Senate, Palpatine's minions are captured.
    Vision of Padme tells Leia the truth, Leia reveals to Luke that they are siblings.
    Palpatine says that Leia will join him if Luke doesn't, Luke lashes out at Palpatine.
    Palpatine subdues and tortures Luke and the others, Vader has vision of Shmi (Pernilla August).
    Vader regains his full strength and engages Palpatine in a duel, Luke returns to the light as he senses his father's selflessness.
    Luke, Han and Leia escape, Luke apologizes to Han and Leia.
    Vader duels Palpatine, stalling him from escaping, until the Executor crashes into the Temple.
    Mon Mothma declares the Empire a Republic once more, Rebels and Wookiees celebrate on Coruscant.
    Luke sees the spirits of Obi Wan, Qui Gon, Mace (who apologizes for not believing that Luke could succeed), and Yoda, as well as Padme, Anakin, and his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen (who also apologizes for hiding the truth).
    The Celebration continues on the streets of Coruscant, more cameos from different Senators.
    Final shot is of Anakin's silent reconciliation with Padme, and reuniting with his mother.


    Main Title
    The Imperial March
    Force Theme
    Jabba the Hutt
    Space Battle Theme
    Yoda and the Force
    Leia's Theme
    The Emperor's Theme/Dark Side Theme
    Into the Trap
    The Droid Invasion (Kashyyyk Battle)
    Luke and Leia
    Anakin's Betrayal
    Battle Over Coruscant
    Final Duel Theme (ROTJ)
    Anakin's Dark Deeds
    Han Solo and the Princess
    Force Theme
    Victory Celebration
    End Credits (Force Theme, The Emperor's Theme, Across the Stars)

    then the next year, we get Episode VII as it was...
  14. YoungSmitty2

    YoungSmitty2 Jedi Youngling

    Apr 24, 2017
    To those who felt that ROTJ was a bit too "kid-friendly" after the events of TESB, I recommend checking out Darth Kalik's story, "Vader's Valkyrie". It's a damn good story of a much darker take on ROTJ with Vader who remains conniving and ruthless as he was in Empire, along with several major changes in the second and final acts that made my jaw drop in disbelief. Here's the link to it.
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  15. Master Endz-One

    Master Endz-One Jedi Padawan star 2

    Jun 30, 2017
    I would love to see the Rebels taking the War to Coruscant. All out war with many planets turning on the Empire. Luke storming in with Rebels against Palpatine and Vader, Palpatine being a Sith revealed to the Rebels.
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  16. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 20, 2007
    Your future self is going to add to this now he has seen TFA - Kill Han off in ROTJ! Oh and you are going to love RO - You'll even put it up there with the OT! Bet you never thought that would happen :cool:
  17. Encuentro

    Encuentro Jedi Knight star 2

    Aug 8, 2013
    I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!
  18. {Quantum/MIDI}

    {Quantum/MIDI} Force Ghost star 5

    Dec 21, 2015
    Technically your children are your reboots in a way..Or sequel depending on the child...
  19. WookieTrooper

    WookieTrooper Jedi Youngling

    Oct 12, 2017
    I would not have empowered the Ewoks as much as they were in ROTJ. Wood spears, logs and rocks defeating the Empire. It was a stretch then; now it’s unbearable to watch. I’d make the Ewoks into Wookie.
  20. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Sep 30, 2012
    I wouldn't have Anakin become a Force Ghost. It doesn't make sense at all, asks more questions than it answers, and dilutes the point of Force Ghosts. Also, Shaw vs. Christensen would never have been an issue.
    100% with you on this.
  21. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Sep 30, 2012
    Another reason that Anakin shouldn't have become a ghost is that Vader's reaction to Obi-Wan's disappearance
    shows that Vader didn't know about Forcd Ghosts.
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  22. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Jedi Knight star 4

    Jul 29, 2016
    To build on what was hinted in the prequels, I'd have liked to see the Netherworld of the Force, and the final duel take place in the Jedi Temple while the Rebels face the Empire in space.
  23. cxcfffxx

    cxcfffxx Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 17, 2017
    ROTJ: Luke using the Force to close the door, killing Rancor.
    Half the Ewoks dying in battle.
  24. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 5

    Jan 10, 2015
    Admiral Ackbar: General Calrissian has volunteered to lead the fighter attack.
    Han Solo: Good luck. You're gonna need it. No, wait! I should lead this. I helped Luke blow the last one up. I know how to make big things go ka-boom! I can deal with this. It's easier than using the damn Force to get a torpedo in there. And I'm a better pilot than this guy! Let him lead the ground assault!
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  25. Encuentro

    Encuentro Jedi Knight star 2

    Aug 8, 2013
    To piggy back on your point a little bit, it is kind of odd that Han never flies the Millenium Falcon in Return of the Jedi.
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