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New Force Awakens deleted scene unveils the fate of Unkar Plutt

October 18th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens awash with brand new characters, it’s no wonder that one or two of them were cut to accommodate the film’s final runtime. One such character was Unkar Plutt, but thanks to a new deleted scene, we now know what fate originally had in store for him.

Simon Pegg’s junk dealing bully was a character many fans gladly left behind on Jakku. Those who read the novelisation of the film know that there’s a little more to his story, and thanks to the upcoming 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release, everyone gets to see what happens when he reappears later in the film.

For those who don’t want to know, SPOILERS lie ahead…

Unkar Plutt


Following the Millennium Falcon to Maz Kanata’s castle on the planet Takodana, the deleted scene shows Plutt coming out of nowhere and cornering Rey. She pulls a weapon on him, but he quickly snatches it away.

Then, always the lovable hero, Chewbacca steps in to help his new pal out. Disarming Plutt – no, literally, Chewie rips his arm clean off – the Wookie is then scolded by Warwick Davis’ character Wollivan after the recently removed ligament lands on one of the establishment’s gambling tables.

This is why you let the Wookie win.

The new 3D Blu-ray is released on 15th November.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….