There was also a glimpse of a version of the Mace/Palpatine duel where Anakin is present from the beginning.
Oh yeah, I remember reading about this. This was a change I agree with, though. I think it works a lot better with Anakin coming in at the last moment.
The fact that the scene was, in fact, filmed. I think it’s maybe one of the top SW cut scenes that should have been in the movie (well, depending on how it looks when played out).
Agreed. Honestly I’m sort of surprised they didn’t even put it on the DVD. It’s seems like it would’ve been a sweet little interaction between Natalie and Ewan, and honestly we don’t get many scenes with the two of them. Maybe the fact that Obi-Wan mentions that he knows even that early on in the film about their relationship would’ve hurt the tension Anakin felt about keeping it a secret from the Jedi. Not sure. Still weird they would choose not to put it on the DVD.
Honestly if they release a Skywalker Saga Collection after IX is released, a great selling point would be if they added some never-before-seen material for all the films, because we know more material exists.