Movies - TV
Star Wars Deleted Scenes That Could Have Changed Everything
By MARY BETH ELLIS
The Phantom Menace
Early in the film, a deleted scene shows Qui-Gon Jinn and Anakin Skywalker walking when suddenly Qui-Gon turns and slices down a probe droid sent by Darth Maul and tells Anakin they needed to hurry. The scene would have revealed how Darth Maul had located the pair, explained why the pair were sprinting to the ship, and demonstrated the abilities of a Jedi.
The Phantom Menace
Another deleted scene from “The Phantom Menace” shows Yaddle contributing her opinion to the Jedi Council as to whether or not the Jedi should train Anakin. The introduction of Yaddle helped establish there were more Yoda-like creatures, but this deleted scene would have made cannon the speech patterns of Yaddle and all other creatures of the same species.
Attack of the Clones
A deleted scene shows Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi librarian Jocasta Nu discussing the lost Jedi known as “The Lost Twenty.” Without the library scene, audiences are left with a one-dimensional view of Dooku, but the deleted scene presents the varying aspects of Dooku's decision to leave the Order as well as Qui-Gon’s subsequent clashes with the Council.
Clone Wars
In a deleted scene from the episode “Revenge” in “Clone Wars,” Darth Maul kills an innocent bystander even after Obi-Wan lays down his lightsaber to signify surrender. The scene shows the two at opposite poles of the force, Darth Maul’s utter brutality, and most importantly, renders Obi-Wan’s forgiveness of Darth Maul in “Rebels” that much more gracious.
Clone Wars
In a deleted scene from the episode “Shades of Reason,” Death Watch members rescue some children on Mandalore, saving them from the Black Sun and Pyke cartels. Given that Din Djarin was rescued by a Mandalorian with a Death Watch sigil, this scene could have unpacked Din’s history and his potential connection with the Death Watch.