I’m not sure how many of you were reading Collider seven years ago, but if you were, you might remember I attended a special Star Wars prequel screening hosted by Topher Grace. Unbeknownst to everyone, he had gotten into experimental editing and decided to edit the three prequels into one 85-minute movie that omitted huge chucks of story in favor of action and streamlined the narrative events. Gone were the politics, General Grievous, Jar Jar Binks (except for one shot), the clone army, and about 99% of the first movie. The shocking part was how well it worked. You can read more about the night and movie here.
While I’ve heard he’s cut a few other things since that night, he’s always been apprehensive to share. But I guess that changed today.
As you can see below, Topher teamed up with Jeff Yorkes and they created a really cool Star Wars mega trailer that showcases the entire franchise in five-minutes. While Star Wars fandom has always been intense given the immense love for the franchise, and while it feels like the toxicity levels have gotten considerably louder over the past few years, Grace and Yorkes are here to remind us why we fell in love with the franchise in the first place. I love how they not only used used footage from all the films, they were even able to work in some deleted scenes.
Check it out below and let me know what you think.