The Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reportedly have seven deleted scenes.
The Force Awakens editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon are quoted as saying the following to The Independent:
“We have been talking about [the deleted scenes],” Brandon began. “But Disney has mentioned to us that – since they’re going to be on the DVD treats for viewers – that we should stop talking about them.”
When pressed a little further, the Oscar-nominee said: “There aren’t a lot. There’s one with Harrison Ford, there’s one with Rey, but there aren’t a lot.
“I think there are maybe seven or eight,” added Markey. “I don’t know if that’s a lot. I remember looking at the reel. Actually, I think there are seven.”
In addition, Brandon spoke about why certain scenes were deleted. He said:
“JJ [Abrams, director] really wanted it to be a two-hour movie, and we did strive to do that. But then, at a certain point, we felt like the film is really working for the very few people that we were able to show it to. So we went back to see if we should add any of the things we left off, and there really wasn’t anything that felt like it needed to be in the film. That’s always the goal, to get it down to its essence. There were fun things, but it didn’t actually have to be in the movie for it to work.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is rumoured to be hitting Blu-ray on April 5th.
Thoughts on this report? Are you looking forward to seeing the deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
By Ruari Williamson
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