The Rise of Skywalker Editor Reveals Luke's Big Scene was a Reshoot

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
January 07, 2020  02:01 PM


It is already known that the studio didn’t have much time for the production of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They had “three fewer months” to work on the final installment of the Skywalker Saga compared to The Force Awakens. And in that little amount of time, the movie did have some reshoots, including Luke’s epic scene. 

In a recent appearance on the Art of the Cut podcast (via Collider), The Rise of Skywalker editor Maryann Brandon revealed that there were three scenes added in the film’s reshoots. “The scene on the island with Luke, when Luke sees Rey,” she said, “The film kind of informed us, after it was together, what it needed to say so we went back and got that dialogue.” 

“There was like a funny moment between Poe and Rey when he lands the Falcon and it’s on fire,” she continued. “We wanted to have a more humorous exchange between them. Nothing major, no.”

Aside from those scenes, Brandon also revealed that Rey’s shot at the beginning of the movie was also a reshoot. “We shot Rey’s introduction when she’s up in the air and the rocks are spinning around her because we wanted to introduce Leia and her.”

Brandon said she had to find “good shots” of Leia that they haven’t used in The Force Awakens yet, and since they had some, they included a “really fun scene” to introduce both characters. “So this film kind of informs you of things it might need,” Brandon added.

It’s interesting to learn about that Luke Force Ghost scene being a reshoot considering that it’s one of the scenes that were both powerful yet controversial. Fans are certainly intrigued by how that specific part was changed since Luke mentioned big revelations in that scene, including Luke training Leia when they were younger.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now showing.

Also Read: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Leia and Luke Flashback Scene Used Return of the Jedi Footage

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Judith Anne Dela Cruz is a huge Star Wars fan, but a bigger MCU geek. If it's anything about time travel, superheroes, zombies, Norse mythology, space and the universe, end of the world, aliens--all things wacky, campy, impossible, and whimsical, she'll be all over it. She likes to jam to Queen, but EXO has a special place in her heart. Everything she loves, she shares with her six adorable dogs.
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