A “Last Jedi” deleted scene shows Luke and Leia crying over Han Solo, and we don’t know if our hearts can handle it
We now have our first look at all of the deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And by the looks of it, our hearts in for a doozy worthy of a This Is Us Super Bowl episode.
The most recent Star Wars film is getting its home entertainment releases on March 13th (for downloads) and March 27th (for Blu-Ray). With the release, The Last Jedi will come with 14 deleted scenes from one of the most emotionally powerful films in the franchise so far. Deleted scenes included titles like: “BB-8 Reveals Rey’s Goodbye,” “A Different Phasma Showdown,” and “Luke In Mourning.”
It’s that last scene that feels like it’s going to be a major tearjerker. In it, we see Luke Skywalker process the death of Han Solo. We see him in his stone hut, looking very morose and teary-eyed. He’s clearly very affected by Han’s death.
And then to make things even more intense, the scene changes to show Leia Organa, who is on the Resistance ship. She, too, is mourning Han. “It’s both of them having the connection, and that also then led you to think that Leia was thinking about Han’s death,” director Rian Johnson told Entertainment Weekly. It’s a heartwarming bit of togetherness between the two siblings.
Johnson also explained why the touching scene didn’t make it into the final cut.
"We realized just for pacing in that section we had to stick with Rey and Luke. We wanted just to go straight from him slamming the door of the hut into the day-in-the-life montage. Taking that bit out suddenly propelled us forward into that segment in a way that just felt much better for the film. I was very sorry to lose it. I think it’s a beautiful performance from Mark Hamill. But I think that we get a similar beat with him, later when he’s in the Falcon with R2."
Honestly, we would totally watch a four-hour cut just to see every original scene. Bring it on, Rian Johnson.