"It's big stuff, it's like actual real scenes."
Rian Johnson has confirmed that there is over 20 minutes of deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that will feature on the DVD release.
Revealing the details to Collider, the Last Jedi director confirmed that some “really good stuff” failed to make the cut – including a pivotal training scene between Luke Skywalker and Rey.
“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’, he explained.
“”[It] 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.”
Along with the emotional scenes between Rey and Luke, he also explained how a perilous scene with Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), and DJ (Benicio Del Toro), ended up on the cutting room floor.
“There’s some really nice stuff in there, but we actually cut that stuff pretty early because it was very clear that that section of the movie was completely lopsided in favour of those three, and it just didn’t support it”, he explained.
But it’s good stuff. It’s really good stuff. I assume when you’ll see it, you’ll enjoy it because I mean, we all did. It was cut early, and how you always know is like my staff, there’s a decent number of assistants and collaborators that work in the cutting room, and they were all complaining when we cut the sequence. And that’s how you know that it was something that people like.”
The Last Jedi was released last Thursday and scored the second biggest opening weekend of all time, after securing $450 million worldwide.