Ever since the special edition of Star Wars was released back in the 90s, the franchise has had a history of ‘original cuts’ and arguments about director changes. What’s interesting is, Disney+ has just uploaded an altered version of 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.
As pointed out by The Direct, several fans online have found out that there have been significant technical edits made to the version of TROS that’s on the streaming service. For one, the color of the film has been re-balanced, removing the green hue in some scenes:
Did you know? The D+ version of The Rise of Skywalker has been updated, and was re colour balanced… it looks absolutely gorgeous.
(left = updated) (right = before) pic.twitter.com/uZodzgXi18
— Palpamemes (@PalpyYT) May 23, 2021
There’s also been a change in subtitles where they actually named the Jedi talking to Rey by the climax of the film.
They also fixed the subtitles that the original theatrical and home release got wrong (note coloring off on the right in this case bc my laptop had night mode on) pic.twitter.com/7JRkfwYbar
— Jaclyn: The Lesbian Jedi (@Jbandos) May 23, 2021
While The Rise of Skywalker has been picked apart by fans multiple times, this is probably a great fix for anyone who has been bothered by how the film is colored. We don’t know if Disney plans on releasing some more updated versions of the Star Wars films, but we do know that a lot of things had happened behind the scenes of TROS, and it would be interesting to see what J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio had originally planned before they were told to make more alterations (allegedly Rey and Ben’s kiss, as well as Palpatine’s return).
Here’s the synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:
For now, you can catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now on Disney+. The next Star Wars property, The Book of Boba Fett, is set to release on the streaming platform sometime this winter.