The only disadvantage I see to cutting Mustafar is that you just start the film and there’s Palpatine, with no build up. Would prefer to see that finding him at least took some doing on Kylo’s part. Like I know that we can infer that it happened offscreen but I think it’s better to see that effort play out onscreen.
Yeah, I agree. Palpatine right at the opening scene is only marginally better than spoiling his return in the crawl. Though I’d hardly call Mustafar a full scene anyway, and the film could definitely work without it if the Wayfinder’s importance is downplayed, I really wish we can salvage that admittely cool sequence and give it more substance. Maybe re-contextualise it in another moment of the movie? Like maybe suggesting Kylo goes to Fortress Vader to rebuild his helmet?