Looks like our hopes of seeing the Kyoshi Warriors put into the movie have just been dashed. As well as hope for a “director’s cut.” However, we weren’t asking for a director’s cut, were we? We were asking for the Peter Jackson route of “Extended Edition.” Both the theatrical and the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings are considered to be the “director’s cut.” Therefore, if Night wants to, he could just create another longer cut (perhaps even using alternate takes here and there), that could stand apart from the original version.
MTV asked Night if we would see the deleted scenes later on, though, and here’s what he said:
“All my movies are the director’s cut, so that’s it,” he laughed. “You get to watch it in the movie theaters.”
Still, Shyamalan indicated that a few of the “Last Airbender” deleted scenes he described last week will likely find their way onto the home version of the film — with one exception.
“I do want to show some of the scenes I cut out,” he explained. “I probably won’t show the Kyoshi Warriors because I want to save them for the second movie, because I’m going to have to introduce them all over again.”
“There are a lot of scenes I took out that I want to show you,” he added.
While he wouldn’t go into too many specifics, Shyamalan hinted that some of the more comedic elements of the project should make the cut for the DVD’s bonus features, especially after he spent so much time cutting them out the film.
“Actually, some [scenes] that were a little too comic, they’re in the DVD,” he said.