Before Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker had been taken over by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, the film had been left in the hands of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. The filmmaker may have decided to eventually leave The Rise of Skywalker because of creative differences with Lucasfilm, however, before he exited the project, Trevorrow had already written a script for the movie.
Now, details of Trevorrow’s script for The Rise of Skywalker have made their way online, giving fans an idea of what could have been had the filmmaker been left to work on the third and final entry in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy.
The original source for the leaked script comes from writer-producer-director Robert Meyer Burnett who revealed the information on YouTube.
Thanks to a fan on Reddit, we get a meticulous rundown of those details. According to the leaks, Trevorrow wanted the movie to be titled Duel of the Fates. Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) has less of a role to play in Trevorrow’s film. Instead, the focus is on the lead characters of the sequel trilogy with Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) trying to quell the growing unrest. The wayward son of Han Solo (Adam Driver) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) finds himself being haunted by Luke’s (Mark Hamill) force ghost in the movie.
The script also reveals Rey (Daisy Ridley) training with Force Ghost Luke. The Jakku Orphan has serious doubts about her place as a Jedi, though Luke tries his best to convince her of her role.
It’s a pretty long script with a lot of surprising new details, one that fans would enjoy going through. Sure, we may never get Trevorrow’s version of Episode IX, but it’s nice to imagine what could have been.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in cinemas.