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Star Wars 9: Discarded Script has a very different ending for General Hux

In the finale of the Skywalker saga "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", expectations were high. Director J.J. Not only did Abrams have to find a satisfactory ending to the enmity between Kylo Ren and Rey, but complete a saga that lasted over 40 years. No wonder that the bottom line was that some figures and plots were neglected. Again and again one hears the accusation General Huxwho appeared as the villain alongside Kylo Ren in all three films in the new trilogy.

In "The Rise of Skywalker" Hux turns out to be a spy for the resistance and helps the heroes against Kylo Ren. When his betrayal is exposed, he is shot by General Pryde. With only a few minutes of screen time in "Episode 9" for Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson, many viewers were disappointed by Hux's departure. A alternative script version but shows that originally a much more detailed plot for the general was planned.

Star Wars: General Hux in the other script version

Some time ago the screenplay Colin Trevorrow wrote for his version of "Star Wars 9" was published on the Internet before he left production and Abrams took over the field again. In Trevorrow's film, the "Star Wars: Duel of the Fates"Should have meant, Hux would not have been a traitor. Instead, viewers would have learned the reason for his hatred of Kylo Ren: In" Duel of the Fates "Hux should have one Secret room have in which he In memory of the Jedi of the Old Republic collects. His hatred of Kylo would have come from his jealousy, as it was not possible for him to use the power himself.

In Trevorrow's vision, Hux would finally have realized in the grand finale of the film that the First Order had lost and would have gone to his keepsake room. There he was supposed to take a lightsaber with a purple blade and execute himself with it. His death scene would have been based on the practice called Seppuku: A ritualized suicide that samurai warriors committed in the Middle Ages after losing a battle.

General Hux: What his alternative death would have meant

A lightsaber seppuku in "Star Wars" would have been an amazingly dark scene for the Star Wars universe. On the one hand, however, this fits the darker tone that the offshoot "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" already adopted and on the other hand, a Seppuku would be an interesting one Allusion to the roots of the "Star Wars" films. The original George Lucas trilogy was fierce inspired by samurai movies by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, in particular through his fairy tale film "The Hidden Fortress".

The color of the lightsaber is also interesting. So far there is only one warrior in the "Star Wars" films who wore a purple lightsaber: Mace WinduSamuel L. Jackson played in episodes 1, 2, and 3. Whether the Hux suicide scene is actually about the sword of Mace Windu is not clear from Trevorrow's script.

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