A new rumor indicates that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker test screenings introduce a new “secret Skywalker.”
Not only does this rumor indicate there will be a new “secret Skywalker,” but the character is the result of disastrous test screenings.
The rumor comes from YouTuber Doomcock, who states:
“A few months ago a nearly finished movie was screened to a series of test audiences composed of more or less a fourth Star Wars nuts, one fourth Star Wars fans, one fourth people who know of Star Wars, but don’t buy merchandise, and one fourth folks who are just as likely to see the latest Chipmunks movie as Star Wars. Along with these folks, who are paid by the way, there were approximately 100 others who were associated with the film in some way.”
“The first act, which all of the reviewers thought was pretty good, garnered a 65, which is really not too bad.
The second act scored a 12, which is really, really bad.
The third act scored a 4 with only the folks just as likely to view any movie giving it any points at all.”
He then details they screened the film to around a half dozen other test audiences with the aggregate score being a 29.
Doomcock then details one of the main problems these test audiences had with the film including Disney CEO Bob Iger.
“The common theme, I’m told, is that Rey doesn’t win as much as literally stomps a mudhole in the Emperor’s ass. When this happens all the screeners burst into laughter.”
After the film was viewed by Iger, he ordered a redo.
Doomcock details that this new version of the film adds in “Anakin and Luke in the flesh, don’t ask, I don’t know, and reworks the latter half of the first act and some of the second.”
This version apparently fared better in the test screenings. Doomcock notes it received a score of 65.
However, Doomcock notes there is a third version of the film as well.
“While this is going on, George Lucas, who did some script help about a year ago, pitches a new idea, which incorporates a little of the Kennedy/J.J. movie and a little of the Iger movie, but totally reworks the third act and introduces a secret Skywalker.”
Apparently this version of the film screened extremely well. Doomcock notes it received an 88 which he describes as “really good.”
Doomcock’s source notes there are three possible paths for Disney to take.
“Here’s a prediction. You are going to see one of these three outcomes.
Kennedy gets fired and Iger picks the Lucas version.
Kennedy quits and Iger picks the Lucas version
The movie gets pushed back likely to May
Doomcock’s source also notes that Lucasfilm and Disney have spent almost $300 million after the first test screenings were received so poorly.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is expected to hit theaters on December 20, 2019.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 8, 2019
What do you make of this new rumor? Are you interested in a “secret Skywalker?”