The longest Star Wars ever will get a little bit longer for home video.
The hottest topic among film fans right now is whether Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a good movie or not. There are multiple angles for everyone regarding the newest entry in the Star Wars universe, but there is one issue that isn’t usually brought up. No one ever complains that there wasn’t enough of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In an interview with Collider, direction Rian Johnson said that the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will contain twenty minutes of additional footage. John reiterated that the theatrical release is his preferred cut, so perhaps nothing of the utmost importance was trimmed. Regardless, there is supposedly extra footage of Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on the Star Destroyer.
“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. 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.”
There is also a missing sequence between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke (Mark Hamill) on Ach-To. One has to wonder if this the supposed third trial that Luke had in store for Rey because in the film he alludes to three trials, but we are only ever shown two.
“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.”
Not only will most of the cut footage make it to the home video release, but there will also be a blooper reel added in for good measure. Even though The Last Jedi stretched to two and half hours, making it the longest Star Wars ever, there was obviously some things that were cut in the interest of time. Rian Johnson has made it clear that fans will be seeing that footage, so get ready for more from the world of The Last Jedi when it is released on home video.