After Colin Trevorrow dropped out of directing the final entry into the Skywalker saga, Disney once again called upon J.J. Abrams to finish what he started.l The Rise of Skywalker brought an end to a story that began over four decades ago. Was the film a satisfying conclusion that united the divided Star Wars fanbase? Not quite.
Fans who were underwhelmed by what Abrams gave us will likely always wonder what could have been, had Colin Trevorrow not left the project. Trevorrow’s script, which he co-wrote with Derek Connolly, was titled “Duel of the Fates,” a phrase that is known all too well by fans as the epic music used in the prequels.
Trevorrow’s script revealed the sniveling General Hux to be a Sith aficionado of sorts. Having a vast collection of Sith, as well as Jedi artifacts. ‘Duel of the Fates‘ would have also seen the Huxter promoted to Chancellor. His rise through the ranks of the First Order was how he compensated for having no Force sensitivity, something he heavily desired. This also better explains much of his animosity toward the strong-in-the-Force Kylo Ren.
In Trevorrow’s film, Hux would have met a different fate. Check out an excerpt from the script below.
“Hux storms into his lush chamber. Goes to the collector’s case. Removes one of his prized vintage lightsabers. He activates it and IMPALES HIMSELF WITH THE PURPLE BLADE. Hux kneels, the glowing saber protruding from his chest as First Order ships descend in smoke and fire out the window.”
The more I read what Trevorrow and Connolly had planned, the more I prefer their script. While the original trilogy benefitted from having different directors, I think the next series of films need to have a single person with a three-film arc mapped out. The pass-the-torch technique of the sequel trilogy gave us a mediocre trilogy that felt empty.
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