Whether you liked Star Wars The Last Jedi or not, you have to admit it had many scenes which were awe-inspiring and paradigm breaking. However, it also had some scenes that felt cut off, and fans were quick to notice. One of them being that Luke Skywalker asked about where Han Solo was, only for the scene to cut away and not show him grieving, or anyone grieving in that matter. However, this won’t be the case in the home release of the film.
For director Rian Johnson has told Entertainment Weekly that a deleted scene featuring Luke and Leia mourning Han Solo’s death will be in The Last Jedi.
“It’s both of them having the connection, and that also then led you to think that Leia was thinking about Han’s death,” Johnson explained. “It was a really lovely moment. We realized just for pacing in that section we had to stick with Rey and Luke, and we wanted just to go straight from him slamming the door of the hut into the day-in-the-life montage, of him going around the island. Taking that bit out suddenly propelled us forward into that segment in a way that just felt much better for the film.”
“I was very sorry to lose it,” he continued. “I think it’s a beautiful performance from Mark Hamill. But I think that we get a similar beat with him, later when he’s in the Falcon with R2.”