Based on Colin Treverrow’s leaked script called ‘Duel of the Fates’.
If you’re a Star Wars nerd like I am, then you may probably be disappointed with how The Rise of Skywalker concluded the sequel trilogy. I’ve made my peace with it, but there is a part of me that wonders if original director Colin Treverrow continued with his own story.
Just last year, details of his Episode 9 screenplay with Derek Connolly titled ‘Duel of the Fates’ were leaked online, showcasing some alternate scenes that fans already consider superior to the theatrical release of The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars fan Andrew Winegarner saw this as an opportunity to create a comic book adaptation based on Treverrow’s script, which includes a battle between Ren and Vader on Remnicore.
Hey, Star Wars fans. I've been working the past year on a comic book adaptation of Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars Episode IX script "Duel of the Fates" and I'd like you to check it out! (It will be 7 issues total when completed.)
Hope you enjoy it!https://t.co/XfrNX5wHvQ pic.twitter.com/2Ay070L9oS
— Andrew Winegarner (@AndyWinegarner) March 4, 2021
Winegarner has created seven issues of the webcomic adaptation of Treverrow’s script with some colorized and black and white scenes. He said though that he will continue to bring more details to the comic, which you can view right here.
“Like many fans, I was disappointed with The Rise of Skywalker, a retread of Return of the Jedi that didn’t seem to follow the trajectory of the story set up in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. I was thrilled that Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly’s Duel of the Fates leaked,” Winegarner said on his webcomic. “My hope is that seeing the script visually in my FREE webcomic adaptation will help people know what could/should have been.”
Fans have already started praising Winegarner’s work, with many now considering it as how the sequel trilogy should have ended. Despite the mixed reviews for The Rise of Skywalker, it still managed to earn more than $1 billion in the box office when it was released in December 2019.