JJ Abrams Discusses Cut Footage from Rey’s Forceback

star-wars-force-awakens-1-billionRey’s vision did without the epic showdown between Skywalker and Vader. Here’s why:

In the latest episode of the ‘Star Wars Show’ we were given the gift of a behind the scenes, never been heard clip of JJ Abrams, which will be included in the “Force Awakens’ 3D Special edition. According to my source, Abrams talks about why the light saber fight between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker was cut out of Rey’s vision.



“In this scene, she is drawn to this place, almost like Cinderella,” Abrams begins. “And she goes to this box, which, when she opens, she discovers something that of course has no meaning to her; she’s never seen this before; she doesn’t know what it is. But, it has meaning to the audience. Touching the lightsaber triggers what we called the ‘Forceback.’ There were many iterations of this. In one, from this Cloud City corridor, she looked down and saw Vader fighting Luke — which we ended up cutting. We wanted it to be a more personal story, something she couldn’t comprehend, that was overwhelming to her, frightening to her. That was taking her through all these elemental experiences of fire, of rain, snow, wind, but also, she was being confronted with truths about the Force, about the past, the Knights of Ren here, the past for herself. She realizes the cries she heard were actually her own cries as a young girl being taken away from her family. And then she hears a voice, ‘Rey.’ And that’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

‘Star wars Episode VII : The Force Awakens” takes place 30 years after the defeat of the galactic empire. The First Order looks to rule the galaxy, and only a select few heroes can save it.

Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley as Rey.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Special Edition will be released October 31swt, look for it in the US and Canada on November 15th.

Devon Kenney
Devon Kenney
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