From a convo over at Hal’s thread regarding adding the “Kylo Searching the Falcon” deleted scene from TFA into TROS.
I don’t think it would be practical, but I’m all for someone removing the timecodes and attempting to include the Falcon deleted scene in this movie…for totally selfless reasons of course 😉
Using the Falcon scene for this movie just seems really impractical. I don’t see how you could edit that scene in a way that isn’t blatantly apparent that it’s a fan edit. Kylo just looks totally different than his appearance in the rest of TROS, not to mention the snow-covered windows and other changes you would need to make. You could say that he wears a hood or whatever, but we never seem him wear a hood at any other part of the film, so it would just come off as confusing to the audience, imo.
Plus, as Hal sort of mentioned, Luke was the last person we saw with the dice (on the Falcon), and we don’t know if he put them back or kept them.
BUT, if you were to try to implement the dice into TROS, this is how I think would be the simplest, and most natural way, to do it.
First, I would take the final shot from Solo, the insert shot of the dice hanging while the Falcon is in hyperspace, and insert it somewhere early in the film to establish that the dice are in the Falcon. Maybe during the lightspeed skipping sequence, or just somewhere during that first scene with Finn and Poe.
Second, after we see the Falcon hauled onto the Star Destroyer (or when Palpatine communes with Kylo in the hallway), I would literally only use the insert shot of Luke’s gloved hand taking the dice, but recolor it to make it black (like Kylo’s glove). I just don’t think any of the shots from the deleted scenes would really fit, or would be really necessary. Leave some room for ambiguity.
Finally, when Kylo is moping on the Death Star ruins, you could reutilize Kylo holding the dice to show he does indeed have them, and is thinking of his father (if you can get it to work). Then that would lead straight into the “memory” of Han.
So, literally three shots, max. I think this makes the implementation of this idea unobtrusive and not stick out as an obvious fan edit change.