Angry ‘Star Wars’ Fans Wish This Deleted Scene Had Been In the Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
JJ Abrams on the red carpet

Almost each film that will get made has scenes left on the slicing room ground. However, few films are making a furor over deleted scenes just like the Star Wars sequel trilogy. 

Fans had already been aggravated at experiences that actors from the prior Star Wars films, equivalent to Hayden Christensen, had supposedly filmed a scene for The Rise of Skywalker, however some followers imagine that scene was minimize and roughly changed by a scene that featured solely these actors’ voices.

Some followers are nonetheless disgruntled over a scene involving the aftermath of Han Solo’s demise that had been slated for The Force Awakens. 

JJ Abrams on the red carpet
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‘The Rise of Skywalker’ used footage deleted from ‘Force Awakens’

With JJ Abrams returning to the director’s chair for The Rise of Skywalker, he confronted an unenviable drawback. Each of the three films within the sequel trilogy was alleged to revolve round an authentic trilogy character. Force Awakens principally handled Han, The Last Jedi was largely Luke’s present, and The Rise of Skywalker was alleged to deal with Leia. 

Sadly, Carrie Fisher died unexpectedly shortly after finishing The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm had to determine easy methods to fill the enormous gap her passing had left behind. With the blessing of Fisher’s household.

Lucasfilm determined to repurpose footage the actress had shot for Force Awakens and work it into the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. 

Opinions differ about how effectively this resolution labored. Some discovered the footage of Leia awkward, with the dialogue too clearly written round her scenes. Co-writer Chris Terrio even pointed to the issues with Leia’s footage as the explanation Rose Tico had a diminished function. Others had been completely satisfied simply to see Leia one final time, and now they retroactively need to see extra of her. 

Fans wished extra time to mourn Han Solo

Once Han perished in The Force Awakens, followers seen that the film didn’t mourn him a terrific deal. Rey appeared to react to his passing greater than Leia did, and all we noticed from Chewbacca was the preliminary burst of rage when Kylo Ren killed his personal father. 

Screen Rant experiences that there was an extra scene involving Chewbacca and Leia coping with the lack of Han, however it ended up getting minimize from the film.

Good scenes get minimize from films on a regular basis, typically to enhance pacing. What upset followers is that this deleted scene didn’t seem on the Force Awakens house video launch. 

Actor Joonas Suotamo, who brings Chewbacca to life within the sequel trilogy, informed The Hollywood Reporter:

“My tackle The Force Awakens‘ missed hug was that Chewie was so preoccupied with serving to Finn that his time to grieve and hug individuals got here later … The thought course of behind it was a bit bit totally different than what ended up being within the movie, and people sorts of issues all the time have an effect on the ultimate decision-making on the day.”

Han Solo’s demise was one problem ‘Skywalker’ did resolve

Some followers have misgivings about The Rise of Skywalker, with the filmmakers admitting the manufacturing was rushed. However, followers bought one good shock that will get into spoiler territory, so beware when you haven’t seen the film but. 

For one factor, Chewbacca bought to have a very emotional, anguished response to Leia’s demise, and the filmmakers could have included this to make up for the second lacking from The Force Awakens. Having already been laid low with Han’s demise, now the Wookiee has to stay with out one other individual he cherished. 

However, the best therapeutic of all got here from Han himself, by way of a shock, uncredited Harrison Ford cameo. As Kylo Ren/Ben Solo struggles to reconcile himself along with his misdeeds, his father seems to him in a imaginative and prescient and forgives him for having turned to the Dark Side of the Force.

This was notably significant, coming from Han, who is just not given to emotional shows. That second helped present the closure followers had been in search of – higher late than by no means. 

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