While one theory perfectly explains Palpatine’s plan to manipulate Kylo Ren in The Ascension of Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith celebrates its 15th anniversary this week. If many people thought that at the end of this episode, it would take Lucasfilm several decades to return with a new project, the acquisition by Disney of the production box quickly changed the fate of the franchise. Released in 2015 The force awakens then opened a new trilogy, thus signing the return of Luke and Leia Skywalker as well as Han Solo alongside new characters while the Disney + shows are now preparing to expand the universe. Closer to the first trilogy, the latter differs from the prequels and this to the point that Revenge of the Sith looks very different from The Ascension of Skywalker in terms of an epilogue.
If the vision of George Lucas was strongly criticized at the time of the prelogy, Disney also experienced the wrath of the fans. Comparing the two trilogies may seem futile given the strengths and weaknesses of each. However, the prequels still had a better conclusion than the last suites. Despite several shortcomings, Revenge of the Sith provided a captivating story, showing the paranoia and then the tilting of the dark side of Anakin Skywalker and his motivations. This passage of the Jedi alongside Lord Sith Dark Sidious gave a darker aspect to the trilogy, than what the last one provided under the Disney banner.
Thereafter, The Ascension of Skywalker minimized the political aspect of the saga, the prelogy truly filming the political cogs of the galaxy and finally the transition to the Empire in Revenge of the Sith. The change of director and the different visions of the filmmakers, obviously impacted the scenario of The Ascension of Skywalker. Nevertheless, the conclusion brought by the latter appears anesthetized in relation to Revenge of the Sith who finally saw the bad guys win the battle in the Force and key figures die. Finally, George Lucas’ film and the prelogy were really built around Chancellor Palpatine, while the feature film by J.J. Abrams provided no explanation for the survival of the Sith Emperor. If since the innovation of The Ascension of Skywalker helped explain Palpatine’s return, Revenge of the Sith appears for all these reasons, as a fundamental episode of the universe Star Wars, which after fifteen years continues to fascinate us!