Well, that’s one way of doing it, I suppose.
It has been made clear over the months since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s release that a number of planned moments that actually ended up on the cutting room floor. However, apparently when the Blu-ray is released, we still won’t see any of the cut material, with the decision having been made to reveal the additional “footage” in a Marvel comic book miniseries adaptation of Episode IX.
When speaking to StarWars.com, the series’ writer Jody Houser was asked about these “extended and deleted scenes not in the film” which will be part of the upcoming 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 explained. “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 up any examples of what we might see, but did add, “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!”
Might we see a little more of Kylo Ren’s opening raid on Mustafar, as is set to be detailed in the novelisation, or will we be getting some of that much-needed background on all the Sith Eternal cult stuff on Exegol?
Whatever’s coming, we will find out when the five-issue miniseries begins in May.