When Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released on Blu-ray, there will be plenty of deleted scenes to obsess over. Here’s one featuring Rey…
At 2 hours and 32 minutes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the longest theatrical release in the Star Wars cinematic universe. Boasting such a lengthy runtime, one might not think there would be many deleted scenes included in the home release, but by all reports, there will be deleted scenes and bonus material aplenty.
One of those scenes has made its way to the internet via this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show. In the episode, host Andi Gutierrez talked with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson about the film’s novelization, which will include scenes not included in the theatrical cut.
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In the scene, we see an angry looking Rey charging toward a lighted village on Ahch-To. She uses her lightsaber to cut through a wall in a hut filled with the caretakers having a party. That’s right, Luke Skywalker tricked her into believing pirates were invading the island and snatching the caretakers away to be sold into slavery.
"That old legend of Luke Skywalker you hate so much, I believed in it."
If you were wondering what that missing “third lesson” Luke was supposed to teach Rey in the film was, then you’ll be happy to know this was it. Here’s how it unfolds on-screen.
After Luke tells her the caretakers are in trouble, Rey charges down the coastline to try and help them. From a distance — or certain point of view — the village looks like it’s on fire.
She arrives at the village and cuts her way, in one powerful stroke, through a wall.
But when she enters, she finds out the caretakers are simply having a party. She isn’t pleased that Luke tricked her.
The caretakers aren’t too pleased Rey destroyed their wall. All in all, this probably wasn’t the best idea Luke had for a teachable moment, and the look on his face says it all.
Say what you want about The Last Jedi. Love it or hate it, the film will go down as the most divisive Star Wars movie in the franchise. Fans are having discussions every day regarding why Episode VIII was terrible or great, or simply okay, and that’s a good thing — discussion.
The rumors have Star Wars: The Last Jedi being released on Blu-Ray sometime in April. But stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as Disney/Lucasfilm makes it official.