Star Wars fans are petitioning Disney and Lucasfilm to release Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker deleted scenes not made available on the film's home media release or on the streaming version just released to Disney+ in celebration of Star Wars Day. Dominic Monaghan, a longtime collaborator of director J.J. Abrams who played Resistance fighter Beaumont Kin in the final episode of the nine-movie Star Wars saga, earlier revealed there was "so much stuff filmed that didn't make it to the theatrical version" of Rise of Skywalker. The actor added such scenes were cut from the 142-minutes movie because of "time constraints."
A petition launched on Change.org calls for Disney and Lucasfilm to "release all the deleted, extended and alternate scenes" from The Rise of Skywalker after no additional scenes were included with the film's post-theater editions.
Supplemental material appearing on the Rise of Skywalker disc and digital versions include five featurettes between five and 14 minutes in length as well as a feature-length documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, a behind-the-scenes look at both The Rise of Skywalker and what has come to be called the Skywalker Saga.
"Like a lot of Star Wars fans, I'm hoping there will be a director's cut so we'll get to see more and more of the stuff that was filmed," Monaghan previously told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about a rumored director's cut following fan calls on social media to "#ReleaseTheJJCut." "I wasn't there all the time, but even in the short time that I was there, there was so much stuff filmed that didn’t make it to the theatrical version... Oh, man, there was so much stuff!"
Monaghan continued, "I remember texting J.J. at the end of certain days and saying, 'Oh my God, I can't wait to see that.' It was just extraordinary to even just be involved in that scene, and unfortunately, with the time constraints, they didn't make it or they changed things around. So, I'm hoping that if and when the DVD comes out that maybe they'll add extras or they'll have deleted, additional scenes."
Same as the home release, no deleted scenes for The Rise of Skywalker on Disney+ 👀— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) May 4, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker BluRay contains neither deleted scenes nor a director's commentary. What's that tell you? It tells me the rumors of the film having an alternate cut are true. #StarWarsDoBetter— User Not Found (@mb9981) May 4, 2020
The 2 hour documentary on the bonus disc for The Rise of Skywalker had some cool stuff in it, but it was really disappointing that there weren't any deleted scenes or an audio commentary.
Its the last movie in the saga, it should be loaded with extras and behind the scenes stuff— Joe B (@JoeCB91) April 28, 2020
#MayThe4th be with you.— D.N. Meinster (@dnmeinster) May 4, 2020
Hopefully we'll get some Rise of Skywalker deleted scenes soon.
Disney/Lucasfilm is weak for not having deleted scenes of Rise of Skywalker.— Tanner Time!!! (@dangadanga) May 4, 2020
release the rise of skywalker deleted scenes on may the fourth @Disney you coward— Astrid 🐈 (@bleuetfane) May 3, 2020
I’m so mad I just found out there was literal deleted scenes of anakins ghost that were supposed to be in rise of skywalker but disney RUINED IT AND DIDNT PUT THEM IN. HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY END A SAGA ABOUT ANAKIN WITHOUT HIM IN THE LAST FILM. I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS. #StarWars— lauren (@laurenhollyy_) April 28, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.
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