And to be honest I didn’t notice.
Director Rian Johnson had already confirmed that there would be twenty minutes of deleted scenes from the upcoming Blu-Ray release. We even got a sneak peek of one of them during a recent episode of The Star Wars Show.
Well, now Johnson has given us some details on those twenty minutes and what we should expect.
While speaking with Collider this week Johnson spoke about the process of cutting and keeping certain scenes:
“There are two big sequences that are really the kind of hero pieces of it. One is a whole other big thing between Rey and Luke on the island that involves the Caretaker creatures. You see this village where the Caretakers–the Nun Fish creatures–live, and it’s a sequence that I always really loved. It’s a really beautiful sequence. It’s one of those things where … and this always happens in the edit, it’s like suddenly you can see through the Matrix and you’re like, “Oh my God, that big sequence that I love so much and I can’t imagine the movie without, if we lift it out and put these two things together, it plays in a slightly different way but it plays better.”
If you wanted some more Rose and Finn you’re in luck:
“There’s another sequence where Rose, and Finn, and DJ are sneaking through the Mega Destroyer, which is just another really fun, funny sequence, I think. That’s another four minutes, or something. But then there’s a lot of really substantial little scenes. There are scenes with Finn that ended up getting stripped away, kind of his motivation for going out to look for Rey. There’s a lot of stuff that I really love that I was really happy we were able to get back in there … There’s more than 20 [minutes] in there.”
When a Directors cut was brought up he quickly shot those rumors down:
No. Nope, nope, nope. The final cut of the movie is the best cut of the movie that we could come up with. Everything that was taken out, even the stuff that I love so much, was taken out for a reason at the end of the day. For me personally, I’ve enjoyed extended cuts of other stuff, but I don’t think I would ever do one.
I’m excited! Twenty minutes is a ton of extra footage. Imagine the 15 minutes of Canto Bight taken out of the film? It would have made the film perfect!
We’ll just have to wait until April to see what other scenes are included in the Blu-Ray.