Return of the Jedi deleted scene shows Luke assembling new light sabre
A deleted scene from Return of the Jedi in which Luke assembles his new light sabre excited fans of the series as George Lucas announced all six films would be released on Blu-Ray.
By Andy Bloxham
The announcement was made at the recent Star Wars convention in Orlando, Florida, before the scene was shown.
In it, Darth Vader is seen walking down a corridor, and into a lift, before repeatedly calling a drawn out “Luke” and adding “join me on the dark side”.
He says: “My son it is the only way.”
A dark hooded Skywalker, with only the lower half of his face visible and cast into relief by stark lighting, looks down at the light sabre in his hands.
He then makes some adjustments to it with a tool, before changing hands and lighting the sabre’s green blade.
In the last few frames of the scene, he is shown to be sat in a cave in the desert, with R2D2 and C3PO waiting for him outside.
Some fans said the scene was significant because its dark tone added to the intriguing uncertainty of whether Luke would remain with the jedi or go to the dark side.