Star Wars is one of the most expansive and stacked franchises in entertainment history. George Lucas has created a galaxy full of vibrant characters and compelling story arcs that have gripped audience's attentions ever since the 1970s, and the series' legions of dedicated fans are always cultivating theories and asking for explanations on each and every side remark or mention in the films.
Unfortunately, screenwriters don't have endless hours to stack their content into and deleted scenes are a part of every release. Sometimes these scenes are obvious duds, slowing down the film's pacing, not fitting in with the tone or revealing a plot point too soon/too late and are rightfully chopped.
However, every so often, there is a scene that resurfaces and leaves fans scratching at their heads as to why it was ever left out of the final release.
Star Wars is no exception to this, with more than a few deleted scenes over the years answering some of the most burning questions fans have had when watching the series. From podracing on Tatooine, to storming the Tantive IV, here are ten deleted Star Wars scenes that helped explained some of the films' most confusing moments.