Original Saga,  Prequel Trilogy,  The Rise of Skywalker

Some information on Palpatine’s survival was cut from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


From HuffPost UK:

“[…] You’ve got questions, and “The Rise of Skywalker” editor Maryann Brandon has answers. […]

Why we don’t hear many details about how Palpatine survived.

The opening scenes with Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) were “tricky” in terms of how much of the character’s backstory to explain, how much to show of him and what he wanted, Brandon explained.

“It was kind of a delicate balance and went back and forth a lot about how much we wanted to reveal,” she said. “Some scenes changed quite a bit, the way that we wanted to present it to the audience. In the end, we ended up showing a lot less of it than we started with.”

There was originally “a little more information about it, what was keeping [Palpatine] alive,” but, Brandon said, “it seemed to go off topic.”

“There was so much information in the film and so many characters that we wanted to have an audience concentrate on. I think we felt we didn’t want to clutter the film up with things you didn’t need to know,” she said. […]”


  • Alexrd

    Even if they tried to explain, the very fact that Palpatine is alive automatically undoes Anakin’s fulfillment of the prophecy. Then again, if I were to list everything this trilogy undoes in regards to the previous six movies, I wouldn’t be able to finish any time soon…

    • Moose

      So true you didn’t even need to say it. I am just amazed (and disheartened) that how many Star Wars fans are fine with his return from the dead.

      • Moose

        I am sorry; that sounded a bit harsh from me. I am grateful for what you said – it is just too bad that you had to say it. I have been surprised that your sentiments as to the dismantling of the Original Six are so rare.

      • Alexrd

        No problem, I got it.

        P.S: My sentiments are not rare. They are just spread throughout a variety of places. 😉

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