The Star Wars Leaks subreddit has a surprisingly good monitor document on the subject of spoiling occasions in a galaxy far, distant forward of time. For instance, the entire story of Episode 9 was doing the rounds three months earlier than The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters, and key story details on the sport Jedi: Fallen Order leaked nearly a 12 months earlier than launch.
This newest reported leak, although, is one thing else: it is a abstract of the unique script for Star Wars Episode 9 earlier than unique director Colin Trevorrow departed the undertaking, again when it was subtitled…Duel of the Fates. This got here through YouTuber Robert Meyer Burnett, and the breakdown of it on Reddit is fairly intensive. Whereas it is price contemplating as a rumor, The AV Club says it was capable of independently confirm the leak as the actual factor.
In case you did not like The Rise of Skywalker, it is an interesting take a look at what may’ve been. For one, it does not function Palpatine because the villain, although he does seem in a restricted capability. The script was co-written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, and is seemingly dated as December 16, 2016. Trevorrow left the undertaking in September 2017.
Let’s get into the important thing particulars, then…
One other story
First up is the opening crawl, which establishes that the First Order now dominates your complete galaxy, save for just a few planets. The film begins with a raid on a First Order shipyard, revealing that Rey has solid a double-sided lightsaber from her weapon and Luke Skywalker’s. The raid goes mistaken, however Rey, Poe, Finn, Rose (who appears to have extra to do on this opening than Episode 9 itself) and BB-Eight make off with a First Order star destroyer.
Hux is now Chancellor on an oppressed Coruscant. Kylo Ren, in the meantime, is on the Episode three planet Mustafar, haunted by Luke Skywalker’s ghost. He finds a Sith Holocron containing a message from Palpatine meant for Vader, encouraging Vader to hunt out Palpatine’s grasp, Tor Valum, within the occasion of his dying (what occurred to 2 Sith at a time, eh?).
Rey is coaching as a Jedi, and speaking with Luke’s ghost. The last word purpose of the Resistance on this draft is to activate a beacon that is located underneath Coruscant designed to place out a misery name to 50 planets, which they nearly obtain earlier than the First Order stops the message from going out.
Kylo Ren meets Tor Valum, characterised as an historical ‘Lovecraftian’ Sith alien. Leia groups up with Lando to rearrange assist from smugglers in overturning the First Order’s rule, and the ultimate battle happens on Coruscant, off the again of civil unrest sparked by Finn and the droids.
Rey defeats the Knights of Ren in battle, and he or she lastly confronts Kylo Ren himself. Kylo Ren reveals he killed Rey’s mother and father on the behest of Snoke. Failing to show to the sunshine aspect regardless of the appearances of Luke, Yoda and Obi-Wan as Pressure ghosts, Kylo merely dies. The First Order in the end loses.
There are huge gaps within the story from this synopsis, however the alternative of Coruscant as a centerpoint for the story looks like a cool thought. Effectively, higher than plenty of secret star destroyers popping out of the ocean on the behest of a cloned Palpatine, anyway.
It reads like absurd fan fiction in some methods, however it’s much less of a breathless MacGuffin chase than the completed Episode 9 is. It additionally treats Kylo Ren as actually misplaced to the darkish aspect of the Pressure, which was clearly the purpose of the choices he made in The Final Jedi. There’s additionally no suggestion that Rey is a Palpatine, which was one among Episode 9’s most divisive selections.
Try the full write-up for your self and see what you suppose.