Star Wars: Rian Johnson on why Han Solo funeral cut from The Last Jedi | Films | Entertainment

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Probably the most shocking moment of The Force Awakens was seeing Kylo Ren murder his own father, Han Solo.

Star Wars fans may have been hoping for a funeral scene in The Last Jedi, but one wasn’t included after all.


Now writer and director Johnson has revealed the reason it wasn’t included was simply a pacing issue.

Speaking with , he said: “[There was no debate of showing Han Solo’s funeral], just because pacing-wise it didn’t have a place.”

He continued: “It’s tough in Star Wars because I always think about the mourning that Luke gives to Ben’s death, which is all of four-and-a-half seconds before, ‘Come on kid we’re not out of this yet’ and then boom, you’re into ‘Yay, woo-hoo! Don’t get cocky!’ 

“There’s the moment for it, but it’s not long. We don’t have time for our sorrows, commanders.

“That’s kind of the thing of Star Wars; you don’t really linger on grief because you’re moving forward.”

Nevertheless the funeral will be included in the upcoming novelisation of The Last Jedi.

However the trailer could be released to coincide with the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Solo: A Story will be released in UK cinemas on May 25, 2018.



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