Star Wars: The Last Jedi Deleted Scene Reveals A Different Fight Between Finn And Phasma
The upcoming home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi featured deleted scenes from the theater version, and one particular scene happened during Captain Phasma and Finn's showdown.
Lucasfilm has given fans a preview of one of the contents of the home version via YouTube series The Star Wars Show. In the deleted scene, John Boyega's Finn faces off against Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma and four Stormtroopers.
Finn and Phasma argue over who is the real Imperial traitor. Fans who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens may remember that Finn defected from the First Order to join the Resistance. He met Rey (Daisy Ridley), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), and the rest is history.
However, Finn reveals who is the real traitor between him and his former superior officer. He exposes Captain Phasma's selfish character when he reveals that Phasma is the real defector. She allowed the Resistance to destroy the Starkiller Base when Finn pointed a gun at her head. She chose to save herself instead of keeping the First Order's greatest weapon safe in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In order to keep her reputation intact, Captain Phasma kills the four Stormtroopers. She and Finn then fight. The deleted scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi includes the "Rebel scum" line Finn uttered in the original movie, although there is one important scene omitted.
In true Star Wars fashion, Finn springs into action while Captain Phasma is busy shooting at the Stormtroopers. Then he chops off her hand, a scene reminiscent of the classic The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This scene is at the 2:39 mark in the video below. The fight ends with Captain Phasma's presumed death after Finn blasts her off a ledge.
It is unclear what happens to Captain Phasma, although in Star Wars lore, having one's limb chopped off is never a good sign. Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side and became Darth Vader after he lost an arm. Luke Skywalker also lost a limb, although he remains on the good side, for now, as rumors suggest that he eventually turns evil.
Regardless, it would be interesting to see what other deleted scenes are in the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans will have to wait to find out when the Blu-ray version arrives on March 27. The 4k UHD and digital copy come out on March 13.