Breaking Down All 14 Deleted Scenes From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Clocking in at 2 hours and 32 minutes, the eighth chapter of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, has the longest runtime of any film in the franchise. However, just because so much of what writer/director Rian Johnson shot made it into the movie doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything left on the cutting room floor. In fact, the digital release (and the impending physical release) of The Last Jedi contains a whopping 14 deleted scenes.
Thankfully, if you’re on the fence about whether or not the additional footage warrants buying the film digitally instead of waiting for the DVD or Blu-ray, we here at Epicstream have you covered. Check out our breakdown of all 14 deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
#1- Alternate Opening
Rather than the sequence in which Poe Dameron leads a dangerous (and reckless) attack on the First Order’s Dreadnaught, Rian Johnson’s original opening shot was of Finn coming out of his coma. The scene begins immediately after the opening crawl, as the camera pans down to Finn just moments before he opens his eyes. From there, we see Lt. Connix telling Poe that they need more time, which transitions into what ends up becoming the actual opening of the film.
#2- Paige’s Gun Jams
Rose Tico’s sister, a Resistance gunner named Paige, didn’t get a whole lot of screen time in Episode VIII. However, in one of the deleted scenes, she gets a few additional moments to shine. It’s a very brief shot, but we see Paige enter the opening space battle by shooting down some pesky First Order TIE Fighters, stopping to un-jam her gun and dodging a few blasts in the process.