Although 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' was neither the commercial nor critical hit Disney and Lucasfilm had hoped for, it still had its moments here and there.
The banter between Alden Ehrenreich's Solo and Woody Harrelson's mentor, the fight between Chewbacca and Solo, the music, the train heist - the bones of a very good space romp were there, it just didn't congeal together in the right way and much of that was down to the fact that its original directors - Phil Lord and Chris Miller - were replaced by Ron Howard at the half-way point in production, with rumours suggesting that Howard reshot close to 70% of the movie and was ultimately the credited director.
While it's not known if that figure is correct or not, some of the deleted scenes have begun to trickle out online with the home release of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and one that's done the rounds is this particular scene. There's not much to it; it's literally just Chewie and Han having a snowball fight, but it does to speak to what was likely the tone Miller and Lord were working off.
Take a look.
As Collider pointed out, the scene was directed by Lord and Miller and didn't make it into Howard's cut, but it does give you a sense of how irreverent the movie was originally planned. Not that it didn't have some humourous moments, but you couldn't imagine that scene fitting in to the version that we all watched - or maybe didn't watch - in cinemas.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is available on Blu-Ray from September 25th.