Wednesday, April 13, 2016

JJ Abrams Thinks More 'The Force Awakens' Deleted Scenes Will Be Released


By: Dominic Jones 

We're a little more than a week removed from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray in North America (and a little less than a week away from the release of the blu-ray in the UK) and fans are still talking about the deleted scenes.  Seven deleted scenes were released when the film hit home media for the first time this month, but director JJ Abrams thinks that more are on the way.  Collider caught up with Abrams at Cinema Con where the director was walking the red carpet with actor Simon Pegg, who played Unkar Plutt in The Force Awakens.  Here's what Abrams (and Pegg) had to say about the deleted scenes,

J.J. ABRAMS: I think there are going to be some more that are going to be available online, but I don’t know when that’s going to happen. But there are some others.

SIMON PEGG: Most of them feature me, funnily enough. There’s a whole story featuring Unkar. Like him opening his shop—

ABRAMS: There is, actually.

COLLIDER: Did Disney say “We’re going to have an ultimate box set and we want to save five minutes for that box set after Episode 9?”

ABRAMS: No, Disney’s been amazing. There’s been no nefarious or weird, “Let’s hold things back for the fans,” but there will be other deleted scenes that will be available for those who wish to see them.

Pegg may be joking about there being scenes about Unkar's backstory, but we do know a subplot involving Unkar tracking Rey to Maz's castle was cut from the film (see the behind the scenes picture below).  As for other scenes, there are reports of a scene involving Maisie Richardson-Sellers character Kor Sella (scene briefly on Hosnian Prime in the moments before its destruction) talking to Leia, which would have explained some of the political situation of the galaxy.

Abrams suggests that we might see more scenes released online, while others have speculated that some material is being saved for the 3D blu-ray release which is coming later this year. 

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