Nov 4, 2021

One Of The Last Jedi’s Deleted Scenes Will Move You To Tears

All Star Wars fans had learned that the home release of The Last Jedi would have 14 deleted scenes and when this announcement had been made, it was not clear what had been pulled off. It now seems like one of these will give the fans something which is closest to a reunion between Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa who mourn the loss of Han Solo. He was killed by his son, Kylo Ren in the movie, The Force Awakens.

Rian Johnson had revealed that this scene is a follow-up to the moment when Luke had asked Rey where Han was. After he learned that his friend had died, the Jedi get into his hut, and he tears up. Then it is cut to Leia who is mirroring her brother’s moment of grief.

“It’s both of them having the connection, and that also then led you to think that Leia was thinking about Han’s death,” Johnson had explained.

“It was a really lovely moment. We realized just for pacing in that section we had to stick with Rey and Luke, and we wanted just to go straight from him slamming the door of the hut into the day-in-the-life montage, of him going around the island. Taking that bit out suddenly propelled us forward into that segment in a way that just felt much better for the film.”

In spite of Johnson’s reason for cutting this scene, he was sad to have this go:

“I was very sorry to lose it,” he continued. “I think it’s a beautiful performance from Mark Hamill. But I think that we get a similar beat with him, later when he’s in the Falcon with R2.”

The Last Jedi’s bonus has an exploration of the mythology behind the Force. This is the official full rundown of the content:

The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.

Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.

Scene Breakdowns

Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.

Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.

Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.

Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.

Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.”

Written by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and late Carrie Fisher.

The movie will arrive on March 13 on Digital HD and March 27 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, and On-Demand.