Lucasfilm unveiled a brand new Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spot, “On The Set With Rey” where Daisy Ridley’s Rey teases out why you should be excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi
In the TV spot (seen above), Daisy details we will get to learn the truth about the “most famous Jedi in the galaxy, Luke Skywalker.” We will also get to see a bunch of brand new ships and wild new creatures. Finally Rey takes on her own journey with the Force with a reluctant teacher.
The clip does show off one new piece of footage where Rey and Chewbacca confront Luke Skywalker on the island of Ahch-To.
However, some of these scenes might not actually make it into the finished cut of the film. Director Rian Johnson revealed his original cut of the movie was “well over three hours.”
He told Collider, “We had a long movie from the start. It was well over three hours, the first cut… It’s much better at two and a half [hours] than it was at over three, but it was a cut I had put together, is where we started. And it was over three hours.”
Don’t worry, Johnson promises many of the deleted scenes will be available in an upcoming release to Blu-ray.
A lot of really good stuff came out in the edit. I actually just reviewed the deleted scenes we’re gonna have on the Blu-ray. There’s a bunch of—some of my favorite scenes ended up having to come out just structurally… There’s a lot of really substantial, really good scenes. There’s a couple whole sequences actually that we lifted out. It’s weirdly—and this always happens—it’s like your babies you have to kill. It’s some of my favorite stuff from the movie.
But Johnson did say there won’t be an extended cut incorporating these deleted scenes back into the film.
I’m really not into [releasing an extended cut]. I feel like the cut is what it is because I feel like it’s the best version of the movie, so the ‘director’s cut’ is the movie that’s going out in theaters. All the deleted scenes, no matter how much I love them, they came out for a reason and it’s all for the greater good of the movie itself. You can watch the deleted scenes on their own, I think that’s the way to watch them, but the movie is definitely the best version of the movie I think.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi rockets into theaters on December 15, 2017.