The Rise of Skywalker actor Greg Grunberg hints that J.J. Abrams cut some huge images from the film. Star Wars Fans can now watch the latest installment of the Skywalker saga from home and are giving the movie some careful views. The novelization and the comics have helped fill in the gaps of what was not explicitly explained in the final cut, which has angered some fans. But, there could be hope for more images in the future, Grunberg scoffs.
In a new interview, Greg Grunberg spoke extensively about Skywalker's rise and what they shot at him. The actor admits that there were many scenes of his own that J.J. Abrams had to take it out and points out that he hopes to see them one day. Grunberg also stated that there are some pretty important things that Abrams had to get out of the final cut. He explains.
"I'm excited to see the DVD extras because there are some amazing moments I have that I can't wait to see … There are so many other things, and huge things, that I think people will appreciate when they watch it."
While this sounds exciting, one can assume that the interview with Greg Grunberg was conducted earlier. Skywalker's rise digital launch. There are no deleted scenes included in the starter release, so we may never see what the actor is referring to. Nor does he believe that the "J.J. Cut" of the film exists. "Personally, I don't think there's any truth to that, and I'd be surprised if there's a 'J.J.' cut," he says. "Every movie goes through a series of cuts; it's just the nature of it. I don't buy it at all."
So where is all this stuff Greg Grunberg is referring to? We know that there are no additional images from the scenes of Emperor Palpatine. Visual effects supervisor Patrick Tubach debunked that rumor months ago when fans hoped the Blu-ray release would have more of the villain in the extras. J.J. Abrams reportedly filmed some alternate scenes, but those had different lights and angles, and had nothing to do with more stories.
For now, Skywalker's rise it will have to support itself. If hardcore fans are inspired to learn more, there's the official novel, which was released earlier this week, and the comic book miniseries, The Rise of Kylo Ren. The official Visual Dictionary is also a good place to look for background information. While the digital and physical version does not contain any deleted scenes, there is still time for them to see the light of day. We just have to wait and see. The interview with Greg Grunberg was originally conducted by The Hollywood Reporter.
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