Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ‘Deleted Scenes’ Coming In Comic Book Form

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

by Ben Travis |
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From reports over the last few months, it’s clear that a fair amount of moments planned for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ended up on the cutting room floor. When the Blu-ray arrives, we still won’t be seeing them – the two-disc home release is packed with special features but doesn’t feature any cut material. However, it sounds like some of that additional ‘footage’ will see the light of day in comic book form, thanks to the upcoming Marvel miniseries adaptation of Episode IX.

Speaking to, the series’ writer Jody Houser was asked about the ‘extended and deleted scenes not in the film’ that will be part of the comic book run. “I think one of the great things about adaptations in other mediums is you do get the chance to build out elements of the story there may not have been time or a place for on the screen,” she says. “Giving light to new scenes gives the creators in these other mediums a chance to add to the story, rather than just translating it for the page.” Houser didn’t offer any specific examples, but added: “I think I’m more excited about some of the new things we’re adding, including expanding moments from the movie with elements we didn’t get to see on screen. Which is vague, but spoilers!”

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – comic book adaptation

Could we see more of Kylo Ren’s opening raid on Mustafar, as detailed in the novelisation, or get some much-needed background on the Sith Eternal cult that were revealed to have been living on Exegol all this time, building the Final Order fleet? Stay tuned as the five-issue run begins this May.

Elsewhere in Star Wars comics news, this week saw the official announcement of The High Republic – a new storytelling era in the galaxy far, far away, set 200 years before The Phantom Menace, and set to be explored in a series of new novels and comic books. Read more about that here. The Rise Of Skywalker arrives on Blu-ray (sans deleted scenes) on 20 April.

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