"Duel Of The Fates" - New potential Star Wars script leaked

Does Luke Skywalker play a bigger role now?

by Pierre Lorenz on January 16, 2020

In 2017, Disney and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow parted ways. The creative direction was

then taken over by J. J. Abrams and his version of Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker has now

been running in the cinemas for several weeks. Many fans naturally wonder what the

original version by Trevorrow and his colleague Derek Connoly would have looked like.

Filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett may have an answer to this question, as he allegedly got

his hands on a script that turned out to be the first draft of Trevorrow and Connoly's

screenplay. The title at the time was still Star Wars Episode IX: Duel Of The Fates.

In contrast to The Rise Of Skywalker, the content is of course a little different. One of the

most fundamental differences is probably the role of Palpatine, because in "Duel Of The

Fates" he is not the main villain. Furthermore Luke Skywalker seems to play a bigger role in

this version and the script is generally thematically closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The bottom line is that the authenticity of this script has never been confirmed by Disney, so

any content should be treated with caution.