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The latest ‘Star Wars’ rumor suggests there’s a George Lucas cut for ‘Rise of Skywalker’

The ongoing series of ‘Star Wars’ rumors suggests George Lucas might have had some additional scenes

Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Daisy Ridley is Rey in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
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Another day, another “Star Wars” rumor. This time, there’s some suggestion that George Lucas might have added additional scenes to “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” to help tie the entire series together.

The rumor — which comes from the Overlord DVD YouTube channel and has not been officially confirmed from Disney or Lucasfilm — suggests Lucas had two scenes for “The Rise of Skywalker” that were eventually cut from the film.

Just a reminder — this is a “Star Wars” rumor with no official confirmation. Take it with a grain of salt.

  • The first scene takes place after Rey thinks she’s killed Chewbacca when fighting Kylo Ren. She would wonder why life has been so hard. Anakin Skywalker would appear as a Force ghost, where he talks to her about how the Emperor survived after the events of “Return of the Jedi.” Anakin would explain more about the Veil of the Force — the Sith mirrors Palpatine uses that (allegedly) are a big piece of the rumored reset of the sequel trilogy.
  • The second scene would rework what happens when Kylo Ren speaks with Han Solo after the lightsaber battle at the Death Star. Kylo speaks to Han and Leia, who appears as a Force projection. Luke Skywalker appears soon after, bringing the three trilogy stars together one last time.

These suggested scenes come as rumors of “The Rise of Skywalker” continue to be released on the internet. There have long been rumors of a JJ Abrams cut and an old leaked script called the “Duel of Fates” that paint different ideas of the film.

A recent rumor suggested that Disney plans to use a plot device from “Star Wars: Rebels” to make it so the sequel trilogy with Rey, Finn and Poe only happened in an alternative timeline, becoming works of “Star Wars Legends.”

A follow-up rumor suggested that Disney plans to “ignore” the sequel trilogy instead, letting it exist but not referencing it as much as in promotion.

These rumors may seem silly and sort of wacky. But experts have told me that the rumors mean the “Star Wars” community is alive and well, thriving without having any content.

“These rumors that you’re writing about, they become evidence,” said Kendall Phillips, a pop culture professor at Syracuse University. And “the clearest indication that a franchise is alive. It has not settled into some small corner where people are still talking about it on a Facebook friends group.”