Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan wants to see a director’s cut for the latest film.
It’s no secret by now that both audiences and critics are split on their reactions to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. What generally seems to be agreed upon, however, is that the film felt rushed at times and felt like a lot had been cut out. Dominic Monaghan confirmed this and stated that he really wanted to see a longer cut of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Dominic Monaghan talked a bit about what didn’t make it into the theatrical cut of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Dominic Monaghan hoped that fans might be able to see the stuff that was cut out in the future:
“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. 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!”
Dominic Monaghan then gave away a few details as to what went down in the final battle of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker that didn’t make it into the theatrical cut of the film:
“Another thing that we will hopefully see at some point in the future is that in the final battle, Connix injures her leg. Obviously, myself, Rose and Connix are exiting the battle, and Rose has a weapon. While Rose is busy doing stuff, I grab Connix’s arm and put it over my shoulder to make sure that all of us come back as unscathed as possible.”
What do you all think of Dominic Monaghan’s comments? Would you like to see a director’s cut of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker? What did you think of the theatrical cut of the film? Which of Dominic Monaghan’s do you think were cut from the film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Dominic Monaghan’s latest film, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter