Marvel’s The Rise of Skywalker comic to showcase scenes cut from the film

Adam Driver is Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Adam Driver is Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER /

With so much cut from The Rise of Skywalker before it hit theaters, many fans have been demanding the “J.J. Cut” be released. Apparently, they’ll be getting something similar in Marvel’s The Rise of Skywalker comic.

The Rise of Skywalker rounded out the Skywalker Saga in December, but the creatives behind the final Star Wars film had to make difficult decisions about what to keep and what to cut. As with any big finale, there are numerous stories to wrap up and only a certain amount of screen time to take advantage of, meaning even interesting and important moments might not see the light of day. And some Star Wars fans were so disappointed with the things cut from the final installment that #ReleaseTheJJCut became a trending hashtag for a while.

While the “J.J. Cut” may remain in the dark alongside of Justice League’s infamous Snyder Cut, fans hoping to see some of the deleted scenes from The Rise of Skywalker might still get to do so — just in a different format. In an interview with, writer Josie Houser revealed that her forthcoming The Rise of Skywalker comic will actually cover a few of the plot points missing from the film.

“I think one of the great things about adaptations in other mediums is you do get the chance to build out elements of the story there may not have been time or a place for on the screen,” Houser said. “Giving light to new scenes gives the creators in these other mediums a chance to add to the story, rather than just translating it for the page.“

And Star Wars certainly seems to be filling in all of the franchise’s gaps with its comics and novels — even diving into time periods fans don’t actually get to see in the films, something it will do with its The High Republic publishing initiative. As for what additions will be included in the comic adaptation, Houser didn’t go into details — but it’s safe to say fans are hoping for some more details about Emperor Palpatine’s mysterious return, and maybe an appearance from a Force Ghost Anakin Skywalker as well.

When asked what she’s most looking forward to, Houser responded, “I think I’m more excited about some of the new things we’re adding, including expanding moments from the movie with elements we didn’t get to see onscreen.”

Houser’s The Rise of Skywalker comic hits shelves in May. Produced by Marvel Comics, the story is being illustrated by Will Sliney with a cover by Phil Noto.

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Do you plan on picking up the comic adaptation of The Rise of Skywalker? If so, what scenes do you hope to see added or expanded upon?