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WESTWOOD , CA - MAY 12: Chewbacca arrives at the "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California. The premiere benefits the charity Artists for a New South Africa and its comprehensive, ground-breaking program for South African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

This scene didn’t make it into Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, and when you read about it, you’ll probably understand why.


Actor Joonas Suotamo, who portrayed Chewbacca in the movie, is in the process of writing a book about his time in the Wookie suit. An excerpt from the book, detailed and translated below by The Adam Driver Files on Twitter, tells of a scene that was filmed (and ultimately cut) where Kylo Ren tortures Chewbacca.


Dark stuff. Ultimately too dark, one would gather, for director J.J. Abrams to keep in a movie where Ren, the central villain, is redeemed in the end. So do you agree? Or should this scene have made the cut?