On Youtube, the director, writer and producer Robert Meyer Burnett has developed into a video longer than 2: 15 the unfolding of the scenario planned by Colin Treverrow, who left the project in 2017. Details that, according to The Playlist, would be real. Several sources close to the project have confirmed the accuracy of the details below to the website.
Pink in the center of the story, Palpatine absent
This version of Star Wars 9 was to be called Duel of the Fates (Duels of the fates in French) and not The Ascent of Skywalker and the action of the film is very different on several points. At the beginning of the film, we would have discovered that the First-Order, led by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), has cut off all means of communications between the planets to put an end to the rebellion. The Resistance, therefore, would have had the mission to re-open the communications, and call the galaxy to defend.
In details, the movie would have left a larger place to Rose (Kelly Marie Tran). Completely put aside in the film of J. J. Abrams, the character was here in the centre of the action : she took part in several missions in the company of Finn (John Boyega), the latter being captured at a time. Finn would have been torn between his commitment to the Resistance and his past Stormtrooper since he had to bump into people he had known before leaving the First Order.
A revelation on the parents of Rey
As to Rey (Daisy Ridley) ? She was supposed to go on a mission with Poe (Oscar Isaac), and had a lightsaber dual (a bit like Darth Maul). In this version, it was supposed to always be persuaded to be able to make it back Ben Solo to the dark side but couldn’t : it was discovered that Kylo Ren had killed his parents on the orders of Snoke. The ghosts of Luke, Obi-Wan and Yoda had to make an appearance to help Rey in his ultimate battle in the face of Kylo Ren. Together, they tried to make it back to Ben but didn’t and Kylo Ren would die. At the end of the film, the Resistance prevailed in the face of the First Order, and Rey resulted in a new generation of Jedi (including the little boy seen at the end of the Last Jedi).
Neither Lucasfilm nor Disney nor Colin Trevorrow did not confirm this information, and we do not expect that they will do it ! This end would it have been better received by the fans ? This will remain a mystery…