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I am a sophomore in college hoping to major in anthropology and minor in comm. You'll notice that my free time is spent reading, writing, eating BLTs, drinking vitamin water, & swimming. Got a question? Ask!
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Are you a Star Wars fan who was extremely disappointed with the Phantom Menace along with the following two episodes? Did you feel as if the universe you knew and loved was ripped apart by its very creator? Have you at times thought, "Star Wars is ruined!" while shooting Jar-Jar dummies at the firing range? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I may have just the thing for you!
Since my days are becoming significantly more stress-free, I have been considering different projects to work on. Originally, I intended to do a separate science-fiction series - but I recently began to wonder if the script I was developing would be more suited as a Star Wars reboot. Basically, I plan to rewrite Episode I (probably II & III depending on feedback) with a refined plot, relatable characters, and realistic approach while staying true to the Original Trilogy. This will mean that in my universe Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith do not precede A New Hope unless an event is explicitly mentioned in character dialogue within IV, V, or VI. While I hope to leave intact some aspects of the prequels, the bulk of each episode will be completely redone. Here are key Star Wars elements which I feel the prequels ignored and I hope to restore (feel free to offer more suggestions!):
- The Force as a mystical entity capable of being wielded by anyone with the determination and patience to master it. This was rejected in Episode I with the concept of midichlorians.
- The Jedi as a religious sect of Force observers, and The Sith as a cult whose followers were tempted into using the Force for personal gain or power. While the latter statement was mostly untouched in the prequels, Jedi were illustrated as a sort of warrior/superhero class often reckless and reliant upon the lightsaber.
- The Empire soldiers/stormtroopers as real people (not clones). Meaning, the Clone Wars as a minor event in history (not the main body of Star Wars) - which also leaves the history behind Boba Fett open. Most people I talk to who saw the original trilogy first say they never assumed Stormtroopers and Imperials were clones and it is probably because the script never implied they were clones. So, I'll stay true to this idea.
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- Dark, adult themes such as death/mutilation, sex slavery, torture, and genocide. The original series was filled with this, yet the few instances in the prequels where mature context was implied, they were placed alongside something like this...
Because I have an interest in government and societal structure, I will also revamp the origin of the Empire and Republic to make the Emperor's rise more believable. But keep in mind I haven't read any of the books nor do I plan to. Whatever I write will be strictly based on what we were given in A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Frankly, the books and TV shows are simply expansions. However, there are certain major characters in the prequels whom I will keep, but others that must be ditched. Again, if you have a suggestion, let me know!
- Anakin Skywalker
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Padme Amidala
- The Emperor
- Jabba the Hutt
- Boba Fett
Characters to Ditch
- Most of the Jedi Council
- All of the children Jedi
- Darth Maul
- Qui Gon Jinn
- Count Douko
- R2D2 & C3PO (in the prequels)
- Jango Fett
- Anyone related to the Trade Federation
The primary purpose of this is repair the damage done by poor character development in the prequels. Hopefully, my universe will be more engaging and the life of Anakin Skywalker more exciting yet heart-wrenching.
The process of outlining a plot and developing characters normally takes a few weeks; so I won't actually be starting the script until this is completed. However, during this time I will keep the possibility of collaborating on the project open. If you are perhaps interested in animating a Star Wars reboot to be uploaded here on Newgrounds exclusively and also have enough experience that it doesn't turn out to be a slideshow of crude drawings, shoot me a message. If I like your work, I will consider writing a script compatible with an animated movie/series. Otherwise, this will most likely be in prose form to be uploaded on a different site which better supports writers and authors.
Thanks for reading, May the Fourth be with you!
(Stay tuned for Revenge of the Sixth)