The controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has yet to slow down in the week and a half since its release on Dcember 20th. Whether it be good, bad, or just confusing, everyone who saw the movie has some kind of opinion about the saga-ender, and they're sharing it online. Much of the conversation to this point has been focused on the choices made in Rise of Skywalker that left fans scratching their heads, particularly in the final act. Well, now an even bigger gripe has appeared online, as many fans are convinced that the ending of Rise of Skywalker was actually altered during the editing process, and that the final scene was just a retread of a moment earlier in the film.
There is a growing theory out there that Ben Solo wasn't supposed to die at the end of Rise of Skywalker. In fact, many believe that the original script called for him to be with Rey in the final scene. Once that notion started making the rounds, people online started dissecting the film a little deeper, and what they've found is pretty surprising. WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
In the very last shot of the film, Rey stands on Tatooine and looks out over the two moons, similar to the shot of Luke in Star Wars: A New Hope. If you look very closely, however, it seems as though the version of Rey in that shot was actually pulled from an earlier moment in the movie. Fans have gone down the rabbit hole with this theory, and some interesting findings have been brought to the surface.
Take a look at some of the evidence:
The shot of Daisy “standing in front of the twin suns” is very clearly taken from the footage of her standing on Passana, waiting for the Tie Fighter. pic.twitter.com/NWtBQUz3Jc— benjamin chewbacca organa skywalker solo (@im_organa) December 30, 2019
Same Shot (cont'd)
Her left arm is in the same position.
Her right arm is in the same position.
You can even tell they edited out the lightsaber that she is holding.
her feet are in the same positions. Her left foot is straight, but her right foot is turned away, not as straight. pic.twitter.com/G87wZxuzDZ— benjamin chewbacca organa skywalker solo (@im_organa) December 30, 2019
Backpack / No backpack
We see you Mouse, now release the alternate ending 👁👁 pic.twitter.com/Y6meAJjbSP— Someone’s Granddaughter (@MarienneMaid) December 30, 2019
Layers Line Up
this physically makes me want to die pic.twitter.com/wnj00mk8zO— nat 💫 (@ouchsolo) December 30, 2019
AND she has her backpack in all Tatooine scenes, EXCEPT in the last shot. This wasn’t meant to be the ending shot. pic.twitter.com/VUcS2UOpcU— 𝐦. (@bensolobaby) December 30, 2019
I don’t have to imagine pic.twitter.com/xOa1JXENwG— nat 💫 (@ouchsolo) December 30, 2019
just did a lil art project! pic.twitter.com/Uj0HKaPVqO— liv (tros spoilers) (@ONTHESIDELlNES) December 30, 2019