Galactic News: Apparent Trevorrow Episode lX Script Leaks Online, Star Wars Zealots Divided Once Again

With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the fandom has been at a loss for controversy/schism. Luckily, the fans have wasted little time in topping themselves: leaking a script AFTER the movie’s debut.

That’s right, those who were Force-flummoxed by JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio’s Adderall and sugar-fueled exposition dump/roller coaster ride may find solace in a slightly less manic plot line, one that is somewhat more copacetic with Rian Johnson’s previous entry in the Sequel Trilogy, The Last Jedi.

Colin Trevorrow, who had finished his Star Wars: Episode IX script (co-written with Derek Connolly) barely a week before the death of Carrie Fisher, was let go from the project in 2017, due to “creative differences”

All of this should be taken with a huge chunk of Reddit-grade road-salt (though certain elements are being verified by several other sources), since Star Wars can be a galaxy of subterfuge, outright lies and half-truths (from a certain point of view). 

Although the leaked plot (Titled Star Wars: Duel of the Fates) shares many similar story-beats to “Skywalker”, one glaring difference is that there is no resurrection of Emperor Palpatine. Instead, the story introduces a brand-new Big Bad, Tor Valum a non-human (described as “Lovecraftian”), 7,000 year-old creature powerful in -that’s right- the Dark Side of the Force. 

Rey’s parentage mystery has a different solution, and a twist added to this plot thread doesn’t quite line up with the canonical timeline, which casts doubt on the veracity of this particular leak, and opens up accusations of it being “fan-fiction” (to be fair, the preceding Sequel Trilogy film’s ACTUAL leaked plots also initially had fan-fic charges leveled at them).

Time will tell if this is true or bantha-sh*t. Meanwhile, the common domestic Star Warrior now can (loudly) discuss if their childhood was folded/spindled/mutilated by JJ’s vision, or whether they narrowly missed a proton torpedo-blast with Trevorrow’s rejected screenplay.