This might get interesting.\n\nOkay, so I helped hijack my own thread (The Mandalorian) talking about this upcoming movie and figure I might as well make a thread. Just a little background on me. I'm a big Star Wars fan and have been since I was 7 or 8 years old. "A New Hope" is the first movie I remember seeing when I was a kid. We saw it at a drive in and it's one of my favorite memories. It was a double feature so I knew I was gonna get to stay up past my bedtime and Star Wars already had some pretty good hype behind it so I was pretty excited.\n\nI've made it no secret that I think "The Last Jedi" has a lot of problems and generally left me feeling deflated when I walked out of the theater. They way they handled some of the legacy characters (especially Luke) I think was downright disrespectful. Well, I'm not alone and Disney knows it. A lot of people think there's a lot riding on this film for the future of Star Wars and there are a ton of rumors flying around about it. To get us started...\n\nI read the first screenings of Rise of Skywalker were universally hated by the audience. That audience includes both fans and non-fans, so that bodes badly.\n\nI read\/heard the same thing. I also heard that there was a mad scramble after that and now there are as many as 6 different cuts that they've been trying out with test audiences, including a George Lucas cut that supposedly scored an 88%. 88 is a very respectable score, but... (again, RUMOR) there are rumblings of ego and power struggles going on right now and Kennedy does NOT want to use George's cut as that would be basically conceding defeat.\n\nI've been gleaning all this from YouTube videos and the occasional article. The stuff I talk about above is rumored to be true, from someone close to the project but none of it is substantiated and should be taken as rumor. If any of it's true tho, it sounds like team Disney does not want any help from Lucas, regardless of how well his cut was rated.