Here's a Cool Preview of Some Deleted Scenes From STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Thanks to the most recent episode of The Star Wars Show, we have a preview of some of the deleted scenes that will be included on the home entertainment release for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's a quick look at some never-before-seen footage, and as a fan of the film, it's pretty cool to get a glimpse of this stuff!
Director Rian Johnson previously revealed that the Blu-ray will include 20 minutes of deleted scenes, so what the director shows us here is just a little taste. He explained that there was a ton of additional footage that was shot but they are only going to give us all the good and major stuff that matters.
Most of the footage you'll see here involves Rey and at one point we see her break through a fence of bones while running ready to kick some ass. We also see her talking to Luke saying, "That old legend of Luke Skywalker that you hate so much... I believed in it!" Oh yeah, this all takes place during a party with the caretakers of Ahch-To. There's actually a description of what is going on in this scene, which you can read below.
A lot of this stuff is going to be included in the novelization for the film, which will also include Han Solo's funeral. This book sounds like it's going to contain even more detailed aspects of the story, which should make for an interesting read. Maybe it will clarify some of the confusing aspects of the film.
Here's the scene description thanks to /Film:
One of the biggest deleted scenes involves another lesson Luke Skywalker gives to Rey, taking place chronologically after they talk inside the cave where Luke mentions Darth Sidious. Rey notices boats arriving at the island and there appears to be a big fire from where they’re landing. Luke tells her that it is a group of bandits who regularly come back to the island to plunder and kill the caretakers. Rey is very concerned and wants to help them, but Luke tells her that if you help them now, the raiders will come back stronger and it will make things worse in the future. He asks Rey if she is always going to be here to protect them, saying that a true Jedi Knight would do nothing and would only act to maintain balance, even when people get hurt.
Rey, furious at his reasoning, ignites her lightsaber and runs really fast, a Force-powered run that we glimpsed in one of the featurettes about the making of the film (see the screenshot at the top of this article). She runs over rocks on shallow water and bursts through a door with her saber into the village square ready for battle. Luke yells for her to wait, but she doesn’t stop.
She is surprised to learn that it’s not a raiding party, but an actual party, with caretakers celebrating and swinging glow sticks…The caretakers all stop and look at Rey, confused. One of the caretaker motions her her glow stick and Rey swings her lightsaber, imitating her movements, and sighs. The caretakers resume partying. Rey spots Chewbacca sitting at the party with a bunch of Porgs and R2-D2 (wearing a festive necklace). “Seriously?” Rey says to Chewie before storming out to find Luke.
Rey is mad that Luke lied to her and she confronts him. He admits that he’s sorry, but that she ran so fast and he couldn’t stop her. Rey says that she thought they were in danger and tried to do something. Luke responds, seriously this time, that that’s exactly what the resistance needs – not some old husk of a failed religion. He was again trying to teach her a lesson. Rey cries, explaining that her real friends are really dying and “that old legend of Luke Skywalker that you hate so much, I believed in it.” Luke is in shock. He realizes that he pushed her too far. Rey tells him she was wrong about believing in him and storms away.