Rian Johnson Says There Won’t Be An Extended Cut Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Over the past few years, studios have been offering extended cuts of films as a strategy to entice consumers to purchase their movies' DVDs and CDs during their home video releases. The extended cut of these movies incorporates various deleted and expanded scenes into the theatrical version of the film, giving purchasers' a longer movie experience.

While Star Wars fans would love to see one of these extended cuts in a Blu-Ray DVD of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson says that fans shouldn't expect an extended cut of The Force Awakens sequel during the film's home release.

Speaking in an interview with Collider, the filmmaker explains that the final cut of the movie is the best version of the film that he and his team could come up with, and that the deleted scenes were taken out for a reason.

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"No. Nope, nope, nope. The final cut of the movie is the best cut of the movie that we could come up with. Everything that was taken out, even the stuff that I love so much, was taken out for a reason at the end of the day. For me personally, I've enjoyed extended cuts of other stuff, but I don't think I would ever do one."

Of course that doesn't mean that Johnson plans to leave out the deleted scenes from the home release. During the interview the director admitted that he had a lot of deleted material for The Last Jedi and went on to describe two of the larger sequences, one of which involves the Caretaker creatures. While there won't be an extended release, it seems likely that Johnson and Lucasfilm will have a separate section for the deleted scenes of The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently screening in cinemas.

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