While we’re still seeing “The Last Jedi” numerous times in the theater, it’s hard not to already get excited about the blu-ray release where we can watch it as many times as we want, and see a bunch of deleted scenes from the movie! And there will be a lot of them. While speaking with Collider at a press event, director Rian Johnson and editor Bob Ducsay revealed that there will be 20 minutes of deleted scenes on the blu-ray, and revealed what some of those scenes would be about.
Here are the descriptions for some of those deleted scenes Rian Johnson and Bob Ducsay told Collider we’ll see on the blu-ray, which involve Luke and Rey, the Caretakers, Finn, Rose, and DJ, as well as one with Finn and Poe:
“Again I will give the caveat that the movie is better as a whole without any of them, but yeah man, there was some great stuff. There’s a whole extended sequence where Finn and Rose and DJ sneak through the Mega Destroyer when they’re kind of, after they sneak in with DJ and they’re trying to find the tracker. There’s a whole extended sequence. It’s a full sequence of like stuff with them sneaking through this big office area of the Mega Destroyer and then having to fake out these Stormtroopers.”
“And then on the island there’s a massive sequence that we shot with Daisy and Mark, which is kind of an additional sort of trial/test that she goes through, that involves her and Mark, and then a big emotional scene between the two of them. I mean, it’s big stuff, it’s like actual real scenes.”
“There’s an extended sequence with Rey and the caretakers, which are the Nun-like fish creatures. That’s actually one of the biggest things that was taken out of the movie. And there’s this incursion on Snoke’s ship, I mean there’s a lot of stuff that was cut out of that, with Rose and DJ and Finn, and some of it is particularly fun.”
“There’s a couple Finn scenes that—there’s one great Finn/Poe scene that’s kind of a set up scene at the beginning when Poe was kind of bringing Finn up to speed after he comes out of his coma. God, there’s a bunch of really fun stuff. Yeah, anyway, we talk more about them when the Blu-ray comes out, but I’m excited for folks to see them.”
Really glad that Rian Johnson isn’t holding back on giving us a look at almost all the big stuff he had to cut from the film. In particular the additional scenes with Rey and Luke, which I just couldn’t get enough of in the film.
While no hint at a release date just yet for the blu-ray release of “The Last Jedi,” I would bet it follows the same release schedule as “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” where it comes out next April.
Be sure to check out the full interview with Rian Johnson and Bob Ducsay about the film’s deleted scenes over at Collider.