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This is a partial list of scenes (some filmed, some in animatic form or merely considered) that weren't included in any version of the canon films or TV series. Some scenes were cut due to time constraints, while others simply didn't fit into the flow of the story. Deleted scenes for the prequels were featured on the second disc of their original DVD release, but most of the original trilogy deleted scenes weren't released until the 2011 Blu-ray release. Deleted scenes for The Clone Wars were included on the Blu-rays of seasons Two-Five.

Episode I - The Phantom MenaceEdit

Completed scenes released on DVDEdit

The Waterfall Sequence Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jar Jar Binks escape their bongo before it goes over a waterfall.

Dawn Before the Race Padmé waking Anakin the morning of the podrace.

Complete Podrace Grid Sequence Introduction to the racers before the podrace, beyond that seen in the film.

Extended Podrace Lap 2 Extension of the scene, which was partially reincorporated into film.

Anakin's Scuffle with Greedo Anakin has a fight with Greedo, who claimed he cheated. Qui-Gon breaks it up.

Farewell to Jira After saying farewell to Jira and giving her some credits, Qui-Gon destroys one of Darth Maul's probe droids following them. Qui-Gon and Anakin break into a run, explaining why they are running to the ship in the film.

The Air Taxi Sequence About ten seconds of additional footage on Coruscant.

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Trash Talking Droids On board the Trade Federation starship, two droids discuss the arrival of the Republic cruiser.

Extended Podrace Wager Qui-Gon tries more diligently to expand the wager to include Shmi.

Battle on the Boarding Ramp Extended fight with Darth Maul on Tatooine, including Darth Maul jumping onto the ship's platform with Qui-Gon before falling off.

Bail Organa of Alderaan Bail Organa votes for No Confidence in Chancellor Valorum. (Organa would be recast as Jimmy Smits for Episode II, resulting in the renaming of the character played by Adrian Dunbar to Bail Antilles.)

The Battle Is Over A Naboo soldier shows Padmé via viewscreen that the battle droids have been deactivated.

Anakin's Return Anakin flies his Naboo starfighter back into the hangar.

Other cut scenesEdit

  • When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are led into the Trade Federation conference room, some exotic bird-like creatures are singing in a cage near the door. When the Jedi notice the room is filling with deadly gas, the creatures drop dead in their cage as a cue that danger is literally in the air. (Included in the novelization).
  • Jar Jar becoming disoriented, being flung onto the walls and tumbling numerous times in the skiff's lower level.
  • Jar Jar juggling equipment in Watto's shop.
  • Extended scenes from Watto's Junkyard.
  • R2-D2 shows that he has booster rockets.[1] (These would later be shown in Episodes II and III.)
  • Scenes showcasing Anakin's precognitive powers.
  • The Neimoidians escort Darth Maul on Naboo.
  • Numerous shots were cut from the Battle of Naboo, including the lightsaber duel in the Theed power generator. (Many of these can be briefly seen during some of the DVD documentaries.)

Episode II - Attack of the ClonesEdit

Completed scenes released on DVDEdit

Padmé Addresses the Senate Padmé speaks before the Senate and objects to plans to create an army to fight against the Separatist movement.

Jedi Temple Analysis Room Obi-Wan has the Kamino saberdart analyzed in the Analysis Rooms in the Jedi Temple.

Obi-Wan and Mace- Jedi Landing Platform Obi-Wan and Mace Windu discuss the mystery of the missing data on Kamino and Anakin's ability to protect Padmé while Obi-Wan boards his Jedi starfighter. (This is replaced in the film with a discussion between Obi-Wan, Mace and Yoda discussing it all together.)

Extended Arrival on Naboo Anakin and Padmé walk with R2-D2 and discuss her time as Queen on Naboo.

Padmé's Parents' House Padmé introduces Anakin to her family at her Naboo villa. Anakin can be seen wakling with Ruwee through the window.

Padmé's Bedroom Padmé shows Anakin her bedroom, which has holographic images of her humanitarian work.

Dooku Interrogates Padmé Anakin and Padmé are brought before Count Dooku, Jango Fett and Poggle the Lesser and request Obi-Wan's release. Dooku says he cannot do so unless Naboo joins the Separatist movement, giving reasons for why he is forming the new government.

Anakin and Padmé on Trial The couple is put on trial by Poggle the Lesser, who finds them guilty. (After the scene where they go before Dooku was cut, this scene was made unnecessary.)

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Extended Speeder Chase Anakin and Obi-Wan share a speeder while pursing Zam Wesell. Obi-Wan has to remove a flag that gets stuck in the engine.

The Lost Twenty Obi-Wan and Jocasta Nu discuss Count Dooku and the Lost Twenty.

Anakin's Nightmare En route to Naboo, Anakin begins having nightmares about his mother.

Anakin and Ruwee Anakin walks with Ruwee in their garden.

Raid on the Droid Control Ship and Extended Arena Fight

  • Raid on the Droid Control Ship Obi-Wan and Mace fight in the arena while Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon and several other Jedi raid one of the landed Droid Control Ships.
  • The Ground and Air Battles Continue After Mace beheads Jango, Ki-Adi-Mundi leads the raid of the Control Ship. Many other scenes of arena fighting are seen.
  • Droids Are Shut Down But Come Back On Anakin, Padmé and Mace discuss why the droids haven't been deactivated. Ki-Adi-Mundi overpowers the Neimoidians running the Control Ship and turns them off, providing respite in the arena. They then reactivate and continue battling. (Since Episode I, they have had an independent backup system.)

Other cut scenesEdit

  • On Tatooine, while Anakin is searching for his mother, Padmé finds a box of C-3PO's coverings, and at the droid's request, puts them on him. (Lucas decided this took too much away from the main plot and re-shot earlier scenes involving C-3PO with him covered from the start. Apparently this scene was taken out relatively late, as Hasbro released a C-3PO action figure that included a box of parts to complete him. Ultimately, C-3PO would not get gold plates in the Legends continuity until the day Anakin was knighted.)
  • NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcers run over clones during the Battle of Geonosis.

The Clone Wars (film)Edit

Through the Tanks Anakin and Ahsoka make their way past tanks using the crate, briefly losing it.

Rancor Pit Anakin and Ahsoka (carrying Rotta) are confronted by Ventress and her battle droids. As she approaches them, R2 activates a trap door through which everyone drops into a pit. Anakin duels Ventress while Ahsoka cuts the droids down. Ahsoka then finds a way out, but unleashes a jungle rancor. Skywalker and Ventress fight on top of the beast until Ahsoka stabs it between the eyes, resulting in the rancor falling on Ventress. R2 then takes out the last battle droid, and they leave. Ventress stings the jungle rancor, making it jump up.

Platform Droid Fight Anakin calls for a gunship. However, as it lands, it is shot down, and a vulture droid attacks. Ahsoka and Anakin fight the vulture droid until Anakin cuts off its head.

Cargo Bay As Anakin, Ahsoka and Rotta escape aboard the Twilight, Anakin orders Ahsoka to empty the cargo bay. Ahsoka goes back there, where she begins to fall out but is able to hold on to a cable. The cargo then destroys several vulture droids, and Ahsoka uses her lightsaber to make the debris spread out to hit them. As Ahsoka returns to the cockpit, Anakin tells her that the bay doors were in front of her.

The Clone Wars (TV series) Edit

Season Two Edit

"Holocron Heist"

  • Todo Decoding Jedi Temple Shield Extended scene in which Todo 360 turns off the Temple shield.
  • Jedi Temple on High Alert Jocasta Nu warns Ahsoka of the Temple alert status.
  • Bane Giving Todo Orders Cad Bane works on cutting through to the communication center while Cato Parasitti talks to him as Jocasta Nu over the comm.

"Cargo of Doom"

Incomplete scenes

  • Deleted Vulture Droid Attack Early layout
  • Cad Bane Opens Holocron Alternate ending

"The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"

  • Strategy in the Jedi War Room Yoda instructs Mace Windu to retrieve the stun tanks.
  • Trapped in Palpatine's Shuttle The Zillo Beast holds the shuttle while Anakin decides what to do and C-3PO despairs.

"Senate Spy"

  • Padmé Glances Over Shoulder After walking away from Rush Clovis, Padmé looks back while walking up a staircase.

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Ending Outside Palace Early layout

"Weapons Factory"

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Episode Introduction Early layout
  • Barriss/Ahsoka Extended Dialogue Early layout
  • Extended Anakin/Luminara Discussion Early layout

"Brain Invaders"

  • Wormontage Compilation of shots of brain-invading worms going into clones.

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Episode Introduction Early layout
  • Medical Frigate Hallway Conversation
  • Extended Barriss/Ahsoka Battle
  • Alternate Obi-Wan/Ahsoka Scene Early layout

"The Deserter"

  • Commando Droid Snipers Extended scene of clones on speeders being sniped at by commando droids.

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Edit to Opening Montage Early layout

"The Mandalore Plot"

  • Satine Saves Obi-Wan Extended scene in which Obi-Wan beats up some Mandalorians and uses the Force to pull some crates over them.

Incomplete scenes

  • Pre Vizsla Conspires with Count Dooku Dooku warns Pre Vizsla via hologram not to allow the Duchess' political actions.

"Voyage of Temptation"

  • Obi-Wan Destroys Assassin Droid Extended scene in which Obi-Wan finishes destroying the assassin droid and tells Orn Free Taa to sheath his weapon, actually some meat he was eating.

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Scene of Tal Merrik and Dooku Early layout

"Duchess of Mandalore"

  • Anakin Speaks with Mas Amedda Anakin discusses the Mandalore mission with Mas Amedda.
  • Padmé Challenges Mas Amedda Padmé questions why Satine has been declared an enemy of the Republic and Amedda announces Anakin will be going early on his mission.
  • Republic Fleet Ordered to Stand Down Rex tells Anakin the Senate has voted against occupation, so the troops are ordered to stand down.

"Senate Murders"

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Ending in Senate Hallway Early layout

"Cat and Mouse"

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Episode Ending Early layout

"Bounty Hunters"

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Embo Death Scene Early layout

"R2 Come Home"

Incomplete scenes

  • Deleted Scene of R2 and Jocasta Nu Early layout
  • Deleted Scene of Space Gunship Rescue Early layout

"Lethal Trackdown"

Incomplete scenes

  • Alternate Boba/Mace Ending Early layout

Season Three Edit

"Evil Plans"

  • C-3PO Reunited with Shiny R2-D2 C-3PO is upset when he finds out R2 has had a recent oil bath.

"Hunt for Ziro"

  • Ziro Loses the Bracelet A subplot in which Sy Snootles gives Ziro a bracelet commemorating their love, which he immediately loses.
  • Quinlan Finding Snooty's Bracelet Quinlan Vos finds the bracelet from the earlier deleted scene.

"Ghosts of Mortis"

Incomplete scenes

"Padawan Lost"

Incomplete scenes

  • Ahsoka Strategizing with Younglings
  • Sochek's The Big Lebowski Homage Sochek says he can procure a dismembered toe.
  • Hunters Discuss the Younglings
  • Bounty Hunters Hunted
  • Ahsoka Watched By Trandoshan
  • Rendered Chameleon Trandoshans The Trandoshan bounty hunters appear invisible as they blend in with their environments.

Season Four Edit

"Water War"

Incomplete scenes

  • The Crowning of Prince Lee-Char

"Prisoners"

Incomplete scenes

  • Kit Fisto at One with the Force

"Shadow Warrior"

Incomplete scenes

  • Padmé Talking to Grievous Gungans surround Grievous on Naboo and trap him with energy binds.

"Mercy Mission"

Incomplete scenes

  • R2-D2 and C-3PO on Aleen Extended scene

"Nomad Droids"

Incomplete scenes

  • C-3PO Explains Democracy Extended scene

"The General"

Incomplete scenes

  • Umbaran Banshee Attack

"Slaves of the Republic"

Incomplete scenes

  • Attack on the Queen

"Escape from Kadavo"

  • The Queen and Dooku

"A Friend in Need"

Incomplete scenes

  • Ahsoka Fighting Pre Vizsla

"Friends and Enemies"

Incomplete scenes

  • The Fugitives Have Escaped

"The Box"

Incomplete scenes

  • Cad Bane's Hat

"Crisis on Naboo"

Incomplete scenes

  • Capturing Moralo Eval Alternate scene
  • Obi-Wan Was Set Up

"Massacre"

Incomplete scenes

  • Zombie Attack Extended scene

"Brothers"

  • Savage in the Diner Savage Opress gets angry with a waitress as he looks at a map of the galaxy.

"Revenge"

Incomplete scenes

  • Maul's Reunion with Obi-Wan Alternate scene
  • Ventress and Obi-Wan Plot Their Escape

Season Five Edit

"A War on Two Fronts"

Incomplete scenes

  • Droid Popper Training A clone instructs the team how to use specialized explosives. Anakin, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan share their plan.

"The Soft War"

Incomplete scenes

  • Rebels Talk Strategy Lux returns to the others and is congratulated.

"Tipping Points"

Incomplete scenes

  • Steela's Fate Alternate ending

"The Gathering"

Incomplete scenes

  • Pushing Beyond Fear

"Bound for Rescue"

Incomplete scenes

"Missing in Action"

Incomplete scenes

  • Gascon's Gameplan Alternate scene

"Point of No Return"

Incomplete scenes

  • Cruiser Engine Room

"Revival"

Incomplete scenes

  • Anakin's Frustration Anakin expresses his frustration that he isn't going on the mission with Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia at the Chancellor's wishes. He sees Palpatine who tells Anakin he wants him to act as his bodyguard.

"Shades of Reason"

Incomplete scenes

  • Peace Park Rescue Extended scene
  • Maul vs. Pre Vizsla Extended scene

"The Lawless"

Incomplete scenes

  • Anakin Loans the Twilight
  • Palpatine Advises Anakin
  • Sith Duel Extended scene of Palpatine fighting Darth Maul and Savage Opress.

"The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"

Incomplete scenes

  • Anakin and Padmé Anakin expresses his anger that Ahsoka has been put on trial for murder.
  • Anakin Confronts the Council Via hologram, Anakin asks if the Council if they really believe Ahsoka is guilty. Yoda speaks with him alone and encourages him to save his Padawan.

"To Catch a Jedi"

Incomplete scenes

  • Anakin and Plo Refocus

"The Wrong Jedi"

Incomplete scenes

  • Marching Ahsoka Out
  • Anakin Confronts Ventress Extended scene
  • Trial Arguments Padmé defends Ahsoka, as Tarkin tries her and Palpatine judges.
  • Anakin vs. Barriss Extended scene
  • Ahsoka's Decision Alternate scene

Episode III - Revenge of the SithEdit

Completed scenes released on DVD Edit

Grievous Slaughters a Jedi: Escape from the General Anakin and Obi-Wan round a corner and find General Shaak Ti being held hostage by General Grievous and a large number of battle droids. Anakin and Obi-Wan are quickly surrounded by battle droids and Grievous pretends to show mercy to Shaak Ti, then he suddenly kills her with a well-placed Shiak strike to the chest. Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi have a brief sign language argument over what method they should use to escape, then draw their lightsabers and slice a hole in the floor. They fall down into a Separatist fuel tank; the surrounding battle droids proceed to take aim, but the experienced Separatist commander orders his troops not to fire in order to prevent the fuel from igniting. B2 super battle droids follow the Jedi, but are unable to stop them. The fuel rises to an overload discharge spark gap and the section of the ship explodes. (This scene was left in in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game however Shaak Ti is not present and the generator room is not flooded. Due to Shaak Ti's appearance later in the film, this scene is non-canon.)

Rebel Alliance subplot

  • A Stirring in the Senate (Bail's Office) Senators including Bail Organa and Mon Mothma present the movement against the Chancellor to Padmé, sowing the seeds of the Rebel Alliance.
  • Seeds of Rebellion (Padmé's Apartment) Padmé suggests bringing the plan to the one Jedi she trusts, but the group agrees to appeal to the Senate first.
  • Confronting the Chancellor (Palpatine's Office) The senators, now including Jar Jar, present the petition to Palpatine and Anakin, who is acting as his personal bodyguard.

A Plot to Destroy the Jedi? Obi-Wan, Mace and Yoda meet in the Temple to discuss the darkness surrounding Chancellor Palpatine.

Yoda Exiled to Dagobah Yoda arrives on Dagobah in the final montage.

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Elevator Antics Anakin and Obi-Wan banter while waiting for the elevator on the Invisible Hand.

Changes to Constitution Palpatine presents legal changes meant to end the war to Anakin.

Utapau Chase Animatics A longer pursuit between Obi-Wan and General Grevious. (Steven Spielberg oversaw the creation of the scene.)

Anakin Kills Shaak Ti Anakin enters the meditation chamber in which Shaak Ti is concentrating and stabs her in the back. (This is the canonical version of her death and later seen in a vision to Yoda in The Clone Wars episode "Voices".)

Jedi Imposters at the Temple When Obi-Wan and Yoda arrive at the Jedi Temple they find a group of clone troopers disguised as Jedi waiting outside. The two Jedi aren't fooled and kill them all. (There is a similar situation in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. In the movie, a reworked version of the scene appears, with the disguised clones replaced by regular 501st Legion troopers, and with the short dialogue omitted, going straight to the Jedi killing the clones.)

Yoda Communes with Qui-Gon Qui-Gon Jinn speaks to Yoda, who names himself Qui-Gon's apprentice.

Other cut scenesEdit

  • Extended duel with Count Dooku, including a scene where after Obi-Wan remarks "You won't get away this time, Dooku." Dooku responds by igniting his lightsaber and saying "Just because there are two of you, do not assume you have the advantage." The short scene where this line is heard is seen in the Episode III video game.
  • Dialogue between Aayla Secura and Commander Bly, Plo Koon and Jag
  • Crazy Yoda and a Wookiee ambush
  • Obi-Wan enters an Utapau Dragon Pen and selects Boga from several other Varactyls. His ride to Grievous' hangar is extended, and when the IG-100 MagnaGuards attack Obi-Wan, he fights them shortly and then crushes them with a section of the ceiling.
  • After being shot down by his troops, Obi-Wan evades a Nos monster in the depths of Utapau. The Nos Monster attacks several Republic seeker droids, while Obi-Wan sneaks past some baby Nos Monsters. ("The Nos Monster") This scene appears in the novelization only.
  • A scene where Obi-Wan visits with Padmé to discuss his concerns for Anakin. The scene was not completed as Anthony Daniels had fallen over while filming. The scene as filmed can be seen in the behind-the-scenes featurette "C-3PO: His Moment to Shine."[2]
  • Extended duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin which shows why at one point in the movie Anakin is missing his lightsaber, Obi-Wan at one point uses it along with his own.
  • The Naboo star skiff shown flying off from Mustafar to Polis Massa (this scene was featured in the teaser trailer).
  • Extended Order 66 and Temple Purge shots, and others, in which the deaths of Barriss Offee, Luminara Unduli, Whie Malreaux, Bene and Cin Drallig are seen.
  • Extended Separatist Slaughter, in which Wat Tambor is seen being killed by Darth Vader.

Rogue OneEdit

Rogue One required extensive reshoots late in its production. About 45 scenes that were featured in trailers or TV spots did not make it to the final film. According to director Gareth Edwards, these were simply bits and pieces, not entire scenes removed from the film. One scene was altered with CGI to have the blood removed from the face of a soldier.

Cut scenesEdit

  • An opening title crawl.
  • Jyn Erso saying "I rebel" to Mon Mothma.
  • Jyn with a blaster facing off against a TIE Fighter.
  • Jyn and Cassian Andor run across the beach with a data-tape.
  • An overhead shot of a crumbling Jedi statue.

Episode IV - A New HopeEdit

Completed scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Luke in the Desert/Tosche Station Luke Skywalker is in the Tatooine desert repairing a moisture vaporator, assisted by a WED Treadwell repair droid, when he notices shining objects in the sky. Luke looks with his macrobinoculars at two ships engaged in combat beyond the atmosphere. He jumps into his landspeeder. The malfunctioning Treadwell blows a fuse and is unable to follow. Luke speeds off into the desert to find his friends. (This could have cut to the first film appearance of Darth Vader, although the scene is connected via circular wipe to the arrival at Tosche Station in the Blu-ray deleted scene.) Luke rushes into Tosche Station excitedly telling his friends about the battle above their planet. He is overjoyed to be reunited with his friend Biggs Darklighter who is on planet leave from the Academy. Deak, Windy, Camie, Fixer and Biggs all follow Luke outside to see the battle with Luke's macrobinoculars. The battle appears to have ended and Luke's friends ridicule him for making it all up. (This scene was to come just after R2-D2 and C-3PO eject from the Tantive IV in an escape pod, and before the scene where Princess Leia is led captive before Darth Vader.) It is thought that there is no longer any clear footage of this scene available. Existing footage has been degraded by poor film storage conditions over the years. Nonetheless, the scene was restored somewhat in the Blu-ray edition.

  • Why it was cut: Before the film was cut, this was the audience's first sight of the young Luke Skywalker, much earlier than in the final cut. It was removed along with subsequent scenes of Luke and his friends in Anchorhead. George Lucas had originally written the scenes and shot them at the suggestion of his industry friends who thought that audiences wouldn't understand the story strictly being told from a droid's point of view. The scene establishes Luke's difficult relationships with his peers and gives a picture of life on Tatooine. Pacing may have been a deciding factor, but it should also be borne in mind that after Lucas's first screening of the rough cut of Star Wars in 1977, a fellow filmmaker jokingly accused him of producing "American Graffiti in space". This jibe probably influenced Lucas to cut the scenes set in Anchorhead. Upon realizing that the story was being told through the droids' perspective and it was them leading things to Luke, Lucas took the footage out.
  • Other appearances

Luke and Biggs This scene is a conversation between Luke and his oldest friend, Biggs Darklighter. Biggs has left Tatooine and is on planet leave from the Imperial Academy where he is training to be a space pilot. Luke's envy of Biggs's success conflicts with his duty to his uncle and his reasons for remaining on Tatooine. Biggs quietly tells Luke that he has decided to join the Rebellion against the Empire. In an emotional exchange, the two young men say their farewells. (This scene was to come in between the scene where C-3PO spots a distant Jawa sandcrawler in the desert and the capture R2-D2 of by Jawas in the canyon.)

  • Why it was cut: The Luke and Biggs sequence was part of the Anchorhead backstory on Tatooine and was cut along with the other early scenes on Tatooine for the same reasons.
  • Other appearances
    • Star Wars "Lost Cut"
    • Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker 1977 novelization
    • The Marvel Comics adaptation
    • The Star Wars Storybook
    • pre-release publicity photographs
    • shown in 1998 at San Diego Comic Con
    • Behind The Magic CD ROM (1998) - video, degraded quality
    • Star Wars radio adaptation (1981)

The Search for Artoo R2-D2 has absconded from his new master, Luke Skywalker. Early in the morning, Luke and Threepio rush off in the landspeeder to search for Artoo, with Threepio driving the landspeeder. They talk about Artoo, Ben Kenobi and how angry Uncle Owen is going to be. (The scene belongs at the start of the sequence where Luke and Threepio search for Artoo, before the attack of the Tusken Raiders. The moment was scored with a light version of Luke's theme; the music can be heard at the beginning of the cue "Land of the Sand People" on the original LP and CD configurations, or "Landspeeder Search" in the Special Edition album.)

  • Why it was cut: The landspeeder cockpit sequence had to be filmed against a rear-projection screen and was dropped due to poor quality.
  • Other appearances
    • Star Wars "Lost Cut"
    • Star Wars radio adaptation (1981)

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Old Woman on Tatooine As Luke's landspeeder races into the town of Anchorhead, he nearly runs over an old woman (an unfinished effects shot).

Aunt Beru's Blue Milk A shot of Beru getting the blue milk.

Cantina Rough Cut Some creatures that didn't make the final cut and a girl sits next to Han.

Darth Vader Widens the Search In this short scene, Darth Vader and Chief Bast walk along a corridor on the Death Star. Bast reports that the search for the missing droids has extended to Mos Eisley spaceport. Vader observes that Princess Leia is resisting interrogation and Bast boldly criticizes Tarkin's plan to break her as "foolish." (The scene would have appeared between the scene where Han Solo encounters Jabba the Hutt [also cut] and the scene where Luke and Obi-Wan find the Millennium Falcon in Docking Bay 94.)

  • Why it was cut: Probably for reasons of time. The scene adds little to the plot. The unfinished scene features David Prowse's voice as Darth Vader from inside the costume.
  • Other appearances
    • Star Wars "Lost Cut"
    • Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker 1977 novelization
    • The Marvel Comics adaptation
    • pre-release publicity photographs
    • stills used on bubblegum cards
    • The Star Wars Holiday Special (footage redubbed)

Stormtrooper Search Stormtroopers search the alleys of Mos Eisley for the missing droids.

  • Other appearances
    • The Star Wars Holiday Special (footage redubbed)

Alternate Biggs and Luke Reunion The scene between Biggs and Luke in the Rebel hangar bay lasts longer, involving Red Leader speaking of knowing Luke's father.

Other cut scenesEdit

  • The first edit of the film was by John Jympson and referred to as the "Lost Cut". It contained all the footage that George Lucas had shot up to that point, as well as on-set sound effects and a different opening. This rough cut contained a lot of alternate takes that were not used in the final version of the film, plus several scenes that were subsequently cut. George Lucas decided to reedit the whole film to give it a faster pace. Aside from the small amount of still photos that have surfaced and monochrome footage of the Cantina, Luke and Biggs on the Behind the Magic CD-ROM, very few people have seen it. The Star Wars Holiday Special borrowed footage for the "Life on Tatooine" segment. The cut has since deteriorated to black and white, but an article about it was published in Star Wars Insider 41.
  • There are many short alternate takes throughout Star Wars where Luke appears in his poncho which can be seen in stills and bubblegum cards: Luke in the desert, in the Tusken Raiders' canyon, finding the destroyed homestead and in the hangar on Yavin 4. The only poncho scenes that made the final cut were in Docking Bay 94, on the Millennium Falcon flight from the Death Star and the arrival on Yavin 4.
  • Luke and Ben Spend the Night at Bestine.
  • A patron of the Cantina leaves and reports them to the stormtroopers. The camera follows him out of the Cantina. He can briefly be seen just before an optical wipe and then immediately outside talking to the Stormtroopers as C-3PO says "I don't like the look of this".
  • Luke is seen haggling over the price he gets for his landspeeder for a little longer than is shown in the film.
  • A shot of a hidden gun on the Millennium Falcon shooting at stormtroopers was cut. This shot was later used on The Empire Strikes Back in the scene where Leia, Chewbacca, Lando and the Droids reach the Millennium Falcon on Bespin.
  • There was an additional Rebel pilot, known as John D. He is killed shortly after making his first kill. His death still exists on film, with the single line "I'm hit!"
  • A scene within the Death Star where Luke, Han, and Leia are fighting against stormtroopers. They are trapped against a locked blast door as R2-D2 attempts to open it. The center of the room is a circular pit from which stormtroopers are seen falling in as they are shot trying to cross with the use of grappling hooks. The scene in question has never surfaced online or in any other media, except for Roger Ebert's "Microsoft Cinemania," a DOS-based multimedia CD-ROM movie encyclopedia, released in the early 1990s.
  • Also included on Roger Ebert's "Microsoft Cinemania" was a rare fight scene between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader with the use of the original unrotoscoped lightsabers.
  • Extended scene of the meeting among the Imperials on board the Death Star. This scene was later shown at Celebration 2017.

Episode V - The Empire Strikes BackEdit

Completed scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Han and Leia: Extended Echo Base Argument Han and Leia continue their argument beyond "You could use a good kiss!"

Deleted Wampa Scenes While fleeing Imperial troops, Han suggests they take a shortcut through a room that has a sign on it. Leia tells him "that's where they keep those creatures" (the wampas). They run off and C-3PO tears away the warning sign, hoping the troops will mistake it for another room. Sure enough, they do, and one of the snowtroopers is pulled in by a wampa. The other troopers stare in disbelief and Darth Vader walks up, seemingly just as confused as them or silently reprimanding them for stopping. (The part in which C-3PO tears off the warning sign appears in the trailer.)

  • Dead tauntauns
  • Troops meet wampas
  • Wampa trap

Luke and Leia: Medical Center After leaving the bacta tank, Luke and Leia almost kiss but are interrupted by C-3PO.

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Luke's Recovery Luke in the bacta tank, with director Irvin Kershner providing the voice for 2-1B.

The Fate of General Veers A snowspeeder crashes into an AT-AT Walker commanded by General Veers. (The character later appears in Expanded Universe stories, though the accident which could have resulted in his death is discussed as though the scene had taken place.)

Yoda's Test Yoda trains Luke who uses his lightsaber (no audio).

Hiding in the Asteroid Han works on the Falcon while the asteroid belt is bombarded by the Empire.

Alternate Han and Leia Kiss A version of the kiss on the Falcon in which Leia returns the kiss.

Lobot's Capture Lobot is captured by stormtroopers to be killed.

Leia Tends to Luke Leia tells Luke about Han's capture by Boba Fett.

Other cut scenesEdit

  • Bacta mask
  • Additional shots of Derek Klivian and his "death".
  • Alternate scene between Han and Leia on Bespin with kiss ("You should wear girls' clothes all the time.")
  • A scene in which Lobot has dialogue.
  • Luke's rescue

Episode VI - Return of the JediEdit

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Vader's Arrival and Reaching Out to Luke Luke's original introduction. (At Celebration V in Orlando, FL, Mark Hamill and George Lucas screened the scene of Luke tinkering with his new lightsaber.)

Rebel Raid on the Bunker An additional battle in the shield bunker, where Han and Rebel soldiers encounter a squad of stormtroopers outside the control room. Han reacts to being called "Rebel scum." (This scene was later used as gameplay in the "Triumph of the Rebellion" mission in Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike.)

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Tatooine Sandstorm Right after Jabba's Sail Barge blows up, Luke, Han, Leia, Lando and the droids go back to the Millennium Falcon and Luke's X-wing (both of which are in the middle of a sandstorm). Han thanks Luke for saving him and Luke explains to his friends that he has to go back to Dagobah. (No dialogue is clearly audible.)

Jerjerrod's Conflict Darth Vader Force chokes Moff Jerjerrod to get into the Emperor's throne room. (Vader's lines are spoken by Prowse inside the costume.)

Battle of Endor: The Lost Rebels B-roll footage of Rebel pilots being fed lines. A female pilot made it into the film, but was dubbed over with a male's voice.

Other cut scenesEdit

  • Rancor pit grate
  • Barge fight between Ree-Yees and Saelt Marae with C-3PO translating.
  • Leia gets an object and attacks a skiff guard, before she goes up to the cannon and positions it to the deck. This scene was cut and you can see a fraction of that footage when Leia appears to get an object. This scene was captured on photo and video.
  • Ben's monologue
  • Darth Vader lands in the Death Star docking bay with Luke, taking him to the Emperor. (This outtake was partially restored and placed in the Special Edition of The Empire Strikes Back, having Vader land in the Executor. Moff Jerjerrod can be seen in the new footage and is mouthing his dialogue from Return of the Jedi.)
  • A few frames were cut from the Emperor's arrival on the Death Star. These frames can be found on T-bone's Star Wars Universe website.
  • General Crix Madine was to have scenes aboard a Mon Calamari ship during the final battle. These scenes were filmed. Actor Dermot Crowley claims to have spent a few extra days filming in a moving chair shouting things such as "Fire!". There are cut shots of Rebel gunners aboard the Millennium Falcon. It was rumored that the B-Wing fighters would be given more to do during the battle in the Special Edition. These scenes have apparently been held back for a future release.
  • Several scenes focusing on Moff Jerjerrod during the Battle of Endor were filmed but ended up cut due to time constraints. In these scenes, Palpatine orders for Jerjerrod to fire the Death Star's superlaser at Endor in the event that the rebels managed to capture or otherwise deactivate the shield generator. Afterwards, upon learning of the shield's deactivation, Jerjerrod reluctantly carries out his command and orders to scramble fighters to prevent Red and Gold Squadrons from accessing the reactor core. (These scenes were eventually restored in the Blu-ray edition.)
  • The Return of the Jedi Edit Droid Laserdisc featured a silent 59 seconds of R2-D2 repairing Luke's X-Wing on Dagobah and about 29 minutes of Frank Oz being fed lines as Yoda.[3] Among the scenes included the filming of a scene that revealed that Yoda had forbade Obi-Wan from telling Luke about Vader being Luke's father.
  • Luke and Vader step off the Imperial Shuttle and walk through the hangar on the Death Star. So far only photos have surfaced proving the existence of this scene.

Episode VII - The Force AwakensEdit

Completed scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Finn and the Villager Following the death of FN-2003 during the attack on Tuanul, FN-2187 spares the life of a villager.

Jakku Message At the D'Qar's Resistance base, Major Taslin Brance informs General Leia Organa that Tuanul was wiped out and there was no sign of the map. Brance also told her that Poe Dameron and his droid were missing. Organa orders them to find BB-8 instead of contacting the New Republic.

Unkar Plutt's Arm Unkar Plutt confronts Rey at Maz Kanata's castle and warns her of the trouble she's in. Rey attempts to defend herself but is disarmed by Unkar. Chewbacca steps in to help Rey as Unkar makes fun of him. Angered by Unkar, Chewbacca then steps on Unkar's foot and rips his arm out of its socket which lands on a table in front of Wollivan.

Tunnel Standoff While escaping Maz's palace, Han Solo, Finn, Chewbacca, and Maz Kanata are cut off by a group of stormtroopers, who wished to arrest them in the name of Supreme Leader Snoke. Solo attempts to talk them out of it, asking "Do you know a Smoke?" and "What makes him Supreme?" He then asks, "Is this something [Finn] did? Is this about the stormtrooper boots?" to which Finn replies "That's how you knew." This implies that Solo realized that Finn was a deserted stormtrooper because of the boots he was wearing.

X-Wings Prepare for Lightspeed Resistance base personnel give Dameron and his pilots the all clear after the Falcon lands on Starkiller Base.

Kylo Searches the Falcon A squad of Snowtroopers and Kylo Ren search the Millennium Falcon. Ren then see Dameron's X-wings moving in to attack when he walks out.

Snow Speeder Chase Finn and Rey take a snowspeeder but are pursued by another until Finn shoots the gunner and causes it to crash.

Finn Will Be Fine After Rey returns to D'Qar with Finn, Dr. Harter Kalonia assures her that Finn will be fine.

Incomplete scenes released on Blu-ray Edit

Leia and the Resistance

Leia tells her emissary Korr Sella to warn the New Republic to take action against the First Order.

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