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Last Jedi director helped write Han Solo's funeral scene - and an unseen meeting between two characters - for film novelisation

Rian Johnson sat down with the book's author to sketch out extra scenes that fans may find emotional

Last Jedi director Rian Johnson
Published: Saturday, 27th January 2018 at 3:12 pm

The novelisation of the latest Star Wars trilogy film The Last Jedi contains a number of scenes that didn't make it into the movie, including one potentially very emotional addition – Han Solo's funeral.

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Last Jedi director Rian Johnson worked with the book's author Jason Fry to create the new scenes in a meeting at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in California.

Fans will also be intrigued by passages that delve further into the much talked-about casino scenes in Canto Bight and, particularly poignantly, see Rose and Paige Tico together.

The sisters do not meet on screen and Paige gives her life to destroy a First Order Dreadnought spaceship that is bombarding the Resistance base on D'Qar.

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"Rian Johnson and I had an amazing conversation," said Fry. "We got to write entirely new scenes – Han Solo’s funeral Rose and Paige Tico together and further explorations of the fascinating world of Canto Bight, to name just a few."

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