The Original ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Script Leaked, and It Was More Faithful To Past Movies and Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
People dressed as Stormtroopers at the

Before J.J. Abrams was introduced on to direct and write The Rise of Skywalker, with Chris Terrio as a co-writer, the film had gone by means of just a few creatives. One of essentially the most notable was Colin Trevorrow, who’s recognized for the Jurassic World motion pictures. He additionally had a writing credit score on the movie nonetheless, though he didn’t write the script of the film presently in theaters. But a current leak of his script has surfaced on the interwebs and it’s a lot completely different than The Rise of Skywalker and is extra devoted to lots of previous Star Wars lore and media. 

People dressed as Stormtroopers at the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' European Premiere.
People dressed as Stormtroopers on the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ European Premiere | Keith Mayhew / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media through Getty Images

The title was ‘Duel of the Fates’ and was written as a direct sequel to ‘The Last Jedi’

The website The Playlist reported {that a} post from the notorious r/StarWarsLeaks subreddit shared new information relating to Trevorrow’s script. It linked out filmmaker and YouTuber Robert Meyer Burnett’s studying of the alleged script. The Playlist corroborates lots of the data, and lots of imagine it’s actual. The title was Duel of the Fates, after the musical theme heard for the primary time in The Phantom Menace, however runs by means of the entire prequels. It’s an awesome title contemplating the entire script pays delicate tribute to the prequels and The Clone Wars

For one, the overall theme of the film is similar. As The Playlist factors out, the First Order continues to be reigning terror over the galaxy, Kylo Ren is the brand new Supreme Leader, and the Resistance is driving on the excessive of Luke Skywalker’s stand on Crait. The opening crawl mentions that Kylo Ren is choking communication amongst planets. Palpatine is talked about however not introduced in, as Trevorrow stated prior to now. It’s additionally apparent within the accounts that this movie performs off all the pieces Rian Johnson did in The Last Jedi

Finn and Rose are extra entrance and heart, with fuller tales

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In this draft of Episode IX, Finn, Rose, and BB-Eight are again at it once more on a mission on the very starting. They later transfer on to Coruscant, a as soon as vibrant planet that followers haven’t seen for the reason that prequels the place it acted because the capital of the Republic. It’s rather a lot grimier this time round because of the First Order, however Finn will get a extra full arc. 

He is available in contact with a “fallen Stormtrooper without his helmet on” when he and Rose steal a Star Destroyer. According to The Playlist, this “was meant to re-ignite his internal conflict when it comes to killing his former brothers and sisters in arms.” He later leads a small battalion of defected Stormtroopers, form of like in The Rise of Skywalker. And Rose’s half was a lot bigger, which was a serious criticism for J.J. Abrams’ model of the film.

Rey and Kylo Ren journey to Mortis

A serious factor from this alleged script is the inclusion of Mortis. This will stick out to any fan of The Clone Wars because it was a serious arc in Season 3. It launched historic characters the Father, Daughter, and Son of the Force. As Qui-Gon Jinn explains to Obi-Wan Kenobi in a imaginative and prescient, Mortis is “unlike any other. A conduit through which the entire Force of the universe flows.” 

It’s the place Anakin sees his future (nevertheless it’s wiped from his reminiscence), Ahsoka dies and is resurrected, and it’s confirmed additional that Anakin is the Chosen One. It’s a massive deal within the grand scheme of the Force, so it might have been very related to incorporate it in Episode IX

Rey and Kylo Ren battle on Mortis and he reveals that he killed Rey’s dad and mom (once more, no relation to Palpatine). As Kylo is about to lose, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda come again as Force ghosts to deliver him again to the Light Side, nevertheless it’s too late and he dies. 

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Rey is the chief of her personal future

In the tip, the Resistance nonetheless received and Rey goes on to show the following era of Force-sensitive kids. Which, sure, consists of broom boy. There’s lots of different issues, like Rey and Poe on a mission concurrently to Finn and Rose’s, Kylo being haunted by Luke, and Kylo eager to discover a Sith Holocron, like what’s seen in Star Wars Rebels

Instead of being toppled with Palpatine’s lineage, Rey isn’t associated to any main Force-sensitive individual from Star Wars. Of course, that’s nonetheless an impediment as a result of she feels she isn’t adequate or able to be a Jedi and face off towards Kylo once more. Burnett reads one line that Leia was purported to say to Rey that sticks dwelling how highly effective this story might have been, with Rey reliant on her personal future and never that of others like Ben or Palpatine’s. 

“You’re not like my father or my brother. You’re new. Whatever happens, remember the force choose you Rey. You’re story isn’t written by anyone else.”

Will this ever be confirmed by Lucasfilm as actual? Most probably not; they’ll in all probability ignore this all. But the script brings collectively essential features of the prequels, authentic trilogy, and the animated tv sequence with out making it really feel like fan service, from what we learn. If just for the title, this film would have been an intriguing addition to Star Wars.

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