Previous versions of The Rise of Skywalker featured more emperors stories
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker remains a mix between critics and viewers – 54% on Rotten Tomatoes versus 86% of the audience – with many criticizing the way certain elements of the plot came together in the final movie. One of these elements is the reappearance of Emperor Palpaltine, who is presumed dead at the end of The Return of the Jedi, but alive and kind of early in The Rise of Skywalker, without an explanation. However, according to co-editor Maryann Brandon, the previous cuts from the latest Star Wars extravaganza were a bit more detailed with the background story of ole Palps.
"It was a delicate balance and it came and went a lot about how much we wanted to reveal," Brandon said. The Huffington Post. “Some scenes have changed a lot, the way we wanted to present to the public. In the end, we ended up showing much less than we started. "
According to Brandon, there was originally "a little more information about what he was keeping (Palpatine) alive", but, according to Brandon, "it seemed to get out of the question. There was so much information in the movie and so many characters that we wanted the audience to focus on. I think we felt we didn't want to mess up the movie with things you didn't need to know. "
So there you have it. As someone who really enjoyed The Rise of Skywalker, I can't say that I needed more information about the Emperor or his return. He was always a mysterious character and his sudden reappearance didn't bother me. But maybe I'm just a biased Star Wars fan.
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Cast members returning to The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy RidleyAdam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong & # 39; Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using unreleased scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin as executive producer. Composer John Williams, who has marked every chapter of the Star Wars saga since 1977, will return to a galaxy far away from Rise of Skywalker.
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