The Last Jedi may have been the longest Star Wars movie ever at 151 minutes, but its original cut was over three hours long. Now, director Johnson has revealed a good 20 minutes worth of scenes that had to be cut. Speaking with Collider, the filmmaker said there was more of Finn, Rose and DJ on Snoke’s Supremacy, Rey and Luke on Ahch-To and Finn and Poe together.
Johnson said: “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.” The director continued: “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.” On the extra Rey and Luke scenes, he said: “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.”
Then on Finn and Poe, Johnson added: “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.”