Rose Tico bites the hand that taunts her in this newly-uncovered deleted scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Coming to us by way of ComicBook.com, the following snippet takes place on board the Supremacy, where Finn and Rose Tico are being held captive by General Armitage Hux – the sneering, conniving Imperial Officer brought to life with fervent glee by Domnhall Gleeson.
And to make matters worse, they’ve just been betrayed by Benicio Del Toro’s DJ, a character who toes that wafer-thin line between the dark side and the light. So it’s fair to say John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran’s Resistance fighters have their backs against the wall.
Had things panned out differently, though, the fearless Rose Tico would have sunk her teeth into General Hux shortly before the blinding Holdo Maneuver. See for yourself:
It’s reportedly one of 13 deleted scenes set to be included in Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s home video release, and given it doesn’t add anything of value – aside from the fact that it’s nice to see Rose bite back against such a tyrannical ruler – you can’t fault Rian Johnson’s decision to leave this particular scene on the cutting room floor.
Beyond The Last Jedi‘s Blu-ray release later this month, Star Wars enthusiasts have Solo to look forward to on May 25th. And after that? Star Wars: Episode IX, of course, which is coming by way of J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens) after Colin Trevorrow vacated the director’s chair. Perhaps his sudden exit had something to do with Luke Skywalker’s death? We’ll likely never know for sure, but it’s fun to speculate nonetheless.