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Can someone explain why this scene with Luke and Leia was cut from Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

March 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

While we certainly didn’t hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we certainly did have issues with it (we’ll probably get into it all someday). but we liked as much as we didn’t.

However, among the issues we had with the movie, one of them was definitely the fact that while we did hear Luke ask Chewie ‘Where’s Han?’ before seeing him on the Falcon, we never got to experience his grief at loosing his friend of over 40 years… to see how he would react.

Would he express sorry? Or would he take it and keep his sorrow deep within?

Well now details have appeared online of a deleted seven from the movie that presumably took place after his ‘Where’s Han?’ line.

The scene saw Luke (above) retreat back to his hut on the island with tears streaming down his face and would then cut to Leia with tears streaming down her face too… clearly feeling Luke’s pain through the Force.

And damn! Why  didn’t this make it into the final cut?! We heard director Rian Johnston cut the scene due to pacing issues but kept in Luke milking big space cows? Or seeing the caretakers having their trolly demolished… but this? This had to go.

Honestly… sometimes you have to wonder.

Director’s cut anyone?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….