Star Wars Fans Start Petition to Release J.J. Abrams' Real The Rise of Skywalker Cut

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There is little doubt that Zack Snyder's lengthy director's cut of Justice League is just a few steps from being released. However, it looks like the Snyder Cut isn't the only thing that people are wanting to see. A new petition is calling for the official J.J. Abrams cut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is expected to be more extensive than the theatrical cut released by Disney.

The petition points out that Abrams actually came up with a cut of The Rise of Skywalker that was more than three hours long and presented it to Disney executives. However, the director was reportedly forced to cut out several scenes, leading to a tangled version that didn't really explain key elements of the film. Interestingly, it is even stated that Abrams had wanted to split Episode IX into two different films so everything could be fully explained. Unfortunately, this didn't happen as the House of Mouse allegedly "blindsided" Abrams with the final theatrical cut.

So what can fans expect in the Abrams Cut (are we going to start calling it that now?) of The Rise of Skywalker? The petition lists the following:


"More LGBTQ representation, force ghosts, more insight in Rey and Kylo's emotional struggle including a stellar performance by Adam Driver, more nods to other franchise movies, expanded context on crucial scenes such as Han Solo's visit to Kylo as well as Rey killing Kylo/ healing Rey, justified knights of Ren, Force-sensitive Finn, and a much more satisfying and mind-blowing ending," the petition reads.

For now, we're not sure if Disney will consider releasing the Abrams Cut of Episode IX. However, if you're interested in signing the petition, you can do so here.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still screening in theaters worldwide.

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