For all the action that went on in The Force Awakens, many scenes were left on the cutting room floor. Slashfilm reports about some of these scenes that fleshed out interesting plot points
JJ Abrams‘ first cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was almost two hours and forty minutes in length. Lets be clear, that’s his first cut of the movie, not the assembly edit. The film was chopped down to 2 hours and 16 minutes for the final theatrical release, with a reported 20 minutes of scenes getting axed in the last month of editing alone. A dozen full scenes were left on the cutting room floor, not to mention snippets of scenes, moments of dialogue… etc. A lot of these scenes had near-complete visual effects, and some of the characters and moments removed can be seen in some of the merchandise and books. So what was left out of the final theatrical cut? Let’s try to find out.
It’ll be interesting to see how some of these scenes play out in the upcoming episodes, as back story is filled in for the greater story arc. I wonder, too, if we’ll be so fortunate to get a “director’s cut” of the movie. Wouldn’t that be fun?
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