Luke Did Mourn Han Solo with Leia, 'Last Jedi' Deleted Scenes Prove

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi was beloved by critics and many moviegoers, but quite a few outspoken nerds found issue with its unusual plot structure and new character combinations. But knowing that Star Wars fans can never get enough, no matter their feelings about Last JediDisney has partnered with Entertainment Weekly to preview some of the film's deleted scenes.

Some of the scenes, as described by EW, give Luke's actions context, one involves Phasma's death, and another confirms that there are other stormtrooper rebels like Finn in the fleet. There are fourteen in total, and only five have been described online. (NOTE: Spoilers ahead!)

luke skywalker Luke (Mark Hamill) mourns his friend Han in a deleted scene from Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi'. Disney/Lucasfilm

In the scene with Luke, we watch him sitting wordlessly in his hut on Ahch-To, the island where he's been hiding from the Force and his family. "I think it’s a beautiful performance from Mark Hamill," Johnson said, adding that he cut the shot in the interest of time, and because we get plenty of shots of Luke expressing deep unhappiness.

During the quick scene, the camera cuts to Leia (Carrie Fisher) sitting on the Resistance starship Raddus, grieving her husband in a pose similar to Luke's. According to Johnson, their symmetry is meant to signify that they're using the Force to mourn together. “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 said. “It was a really lovely moment.”

10-30-carrier-fisher-mark-hamill Carrie Fisher told Mark Hamill to embrace his “Star Wars” legacy. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Many fans read The Force Awakens as a send-off film for Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who died in the film's final scenes at the hands of his son, Ben, aka Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Following that logic, The Last Jedi was Luke's movie, as he died sacrificing himself to the Force while protecting the Resistance from Kylo. Even without this single mourning scene, Luke had his moment, as well as closure.

The Last Jedi will be available on Blu-Ray March 27.

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