A deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived on YouTube and fulfilled a promise from 1977. Once upon a time, Han Solo warned the droids that Chewbacca was a sore loser in Dejarik (that holographic monster Chess game on the Falcon) and was known to rip off an arm or two. Oddly, arm damage seems to be frequent in a galaxy far, far away.
While the threat was real we never saw Chewie deliver. Until now.
In the deleted scene, Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg) tracks down Rey at Maz’s castle. The (junk buyer?) and former Falcon owner has words with Rey but the situation turns south when he starts poking the bear.
<The video has been removed from YouTube>
I understand why Disney would dump the scene. That being said, I don’t think this is the most graphic thing we’ve seen in the franchise. What about Darth Maul getting sliced in half? Jabba strangled to death? Anakin thoroughly dismembered? Crispy Lars family?
I suppose the franchise will resume destroying entire planets and countless billions of people.