The Rise of Skywalker initially featured a Chewbacca torture scene that was removed from the final cut.
Despite the fact that The Rise of Skywalker already lasts for more than two hours and twenty, it is clear that, as usually happens in the cinema, not all the recorded footage has been included in its final montage l, in fact there was a starring scene by Chewbacca and Kylo Ren that was completely removed.
This has been revealed by the actor who plays Chewbacca, Joonas Suotamo, in the book he is going to launch about his “life as a Wookie” and to which the Twitter account The Adam Driver Files has had access, which has translated his statements from the Finnish, in which he has revealed that a torture scene carried out by Kylo Ren when he captured Chewie was deleted.
NEW excerpt: My Life as a Wookiee (translation from Finnish)-Joonas describes torture scene that was filmed as very intense & very tough for him both as Chewie's actor & also mentally because Adam had "psyched himself to be a real monster through it all, w/ the cameras on or off" pic.twitter.com/Y9jg586L0M
— The Adam Driver Files (@AdamDriverFiles) March 4, 2021
The truth is that this scene was cut from the final cut of the film but not from the novel The Rise of Skywalker, which describes in detail the moment in which Kylo Ren enters Chewbacca’s mind and instead From finding hatred he only sees a deep and true love for Ben Solo, the son of his faithful friend Han.
Precisely, one of the reasons for having removed this scene from the film was because of the cruelty that Kylo Ren himself showed , which did not fit well with the final redemption of the character seen in The Rise of Skywalker.