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Is there another version of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’? Twitter thinks so

Social media is suggesting there’s a J.J. Abrams cut of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The Millenium Falcon in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
The Millenium Falcon in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has been out for almost two weeks. Rumors have picked up that there’s a second cut of the film that fixed a lot of the mistakes panned by critics.

What’s going on: The hashtag #ReleaseTheJJCut has surfaced on social media this week. Fans used the hashtag calling for the release of a rumored second cut of “Rise of Skywalker” that was longer than the one we saw in theaters.

The social media rumors about the Abrams cut say that Disney made cuts and changes to “The Rise of Skywalker” without Abrams’ knowledge.

Rumors: There’s a lot to unpack in these rumored cuts and changes. You can read them in this Twitter thread. Here are the highlights:

  • Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen would have reprised their roles as Force ghosts.
  • There were longer scenes of self-reflection from characters.
  • Rose Tico would have had a bigger role.

Reaction: As a result of the rumors, social media called for the release of the original version. There is no proof that the Abrams version exists. The rumors are unverified.

Similar: The movement mirrors the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, which centered around a rumored second version of the “Justice League” movie from director Zack Snyder.