Not everything from the #StarWars movies can make it into the final cuts, leaving many interesting scenes languishing on the cutting room floor. In the case of Rogue One, this can mean very interesting lost plots, and after #TheForceAwakens was released, many fans wondered what clues we missed in the deleted scenes.
But it's not all hidden secrets and alternate endings. Some scenes are just removed for time and flow, which is a shame as many of these scenes are awesome — such as the multiple scenes of General Leia leading the Resistance in Star Wars Episode VII. Now, a new scene has been released from the 3D collector's edition Blu-Ray, featuring Chewbacca protecting Rey from the return of Unkar Plutt.
While in Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana, Rey is accosted by Unkar Plutt, who controlled all scavenging activities in Niima, Jakku. Played by Simon Pegg, this character was a mixture of practical effects, motion capture, and CGI — and the final product is suitably disgusting.
Unkar traced Rey using the old Imperial tracking device on the Millennium Falcon. Remember that from Empire Strikes Back? Turns out Han never realized it was there and didn't bother to get it removed. (But we can probably forgive him that, seeing as he was frozen in carbonite soon after Boba Fett and Darth Vader caught up with them on Bespin. That's the kind of thing that would make you forget to give your ride a tune-up.)
This scene was included in The Force Awakens novel and comic book, but was cut from the movie because it interrupted the flow. Which is a shame, as Rey's original line was really badass:
This line didn't even make it to the deleted scene, and nor did Rey actually firing the blaster — which didn't go off because, as Unkar pointed out, she had the safety on. Instead this little sequence was used later when Rey was being pursued by Kylo Ren, making for an excellent tense, but humorous, moment.
While it would have been great to see this scene in the final movie — partly to wrap up Rey's antagonistic relationship with Unkar, and partly because the limb-dismemberment is a great callback to that time Obi Wan just casually cut off a dude's arm in the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope — it does distract from the main plot somewhat. Here's hoping Chewie gets an equally badass moment in Star Wars Episode VIII to make up for this!
Do you think this scene should have stayed in the movie?
[Source: The Lad Bible]