It may seem odd that deleted scenes are still emerging from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but fans may have actually seen part of this one.
In October, a clip of Chewbacca coming to Rey’s rescue in Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana was released. In that video, Rey gets into a confrontation with Unkar Plutt, the disgusting creature that used to give her a hard time when she was living on Jakku. After Plutt grabs her arm and suggests she follow him outside of the castle, Chewbacca appears. Although the clip ends before anything major happens, we’re supposed to believe that Chewie took care of him.
In this extended version of the clip we get to see Chewbacca unleash his wrath. You can see in the video above Chewie rips Plutt’s arm right off of his body, tossing it onto a nearby game table where a couple of gamblers look up in annoyance at the ruckus. It recalls this specific scene from A New Hope where Han Solo warns C-3PO it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee because of the unfavorable consequences.
Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm posted the trailer online, so there’s a good chance the video may be taken down shortly. The video matches the description Entertainment Weekly first reported when they saw the scene back in October. Although it’s not overly gruesome, it definitely edges toward one of the more violent scenes in a Star Wars movie, so it’s not too surprising the studios decided to cut it from the film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in December 2015. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the most recent film that takes place in the universe, but it’s not a part of the official trilogy. Star Wars: Episode 8, the next installment in the trilogy, will be released on Dec. 15, 2017.