Discussing all of the extra footage shot in The Rise of Skywalker, actor Dominic Monaghan broached the subject of the extra footage shot was that – as with any other movie – trimmed for pacing and time.
“Like a lot of Star Wars fans, I’m hoping there will be a director’s cut so we’ll get to see more and more of the stuff that was filmed,. I wasn’t there all the time, but even in the short time that I was there, there was so much stuff filmed that didn’t make it to the theatrical version…. Oh, man, there was so much stuff!”
“Another thing that we will hopefully see at some point in the future is that in the final battle, Connix injures her leg. Obviously, myself, Rose and Connix are exiting the battle, and Rose has a weapon. While Rose is busy doing stuff, I grab Connix’s arm and put it over my shoulder to make sure that all of us come back as unscathed as possible.”
It’s unlikely that there will be a specific directors cut – that’s a dangerous game with Star Wars, when so much of the spin-off material is dependent on the events of the film remaining solid.