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Two of Star Wars’ most iconic characters were almost in The Force Awakens too

February 17th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


One of the many reasons to be excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s DVD and Blu-Ray release is the numerous deleted scenes that were cut from the theatrical release.

We’ve already give you a run through of most of the deleted scenes here, but now a report on Making Star Wars is claiming that a new one includes details on one of the most highly-debated sequences in the film; Rey’s Force vision.

The scene in question took place in Maz Kanata’s castle, where Rey picks up a certain lightsaber and has a vision of the Knights of Ren and herself as a young child on Jakku, among other things.

Last year, reports emerged suggesting that Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader would both feature in said scene, but they didn’t. Rumour had it J.J. Abrams’ planned to unleash never-before-seen footage of their showdown in Empire Strikes Back but they never materialised onto the big screen.

Well, a new book titled Star Wars: Rey’s Story has shed some light on how the scene was going to play out. Check out the excerpt below…

“As she peered into the distance, she saw a man in black wielding a red Lightsaber. His face was covered with a mask, molded to approximate a human face. But the mask’s eyes were dead and empty. The man’s red Lightsaber clashed against a brilliant beam of blue. A young man with blond hair raised his own Lightsaber and fought furiously against the monster in black.”

What do you think? Would you have enjoyed to see these two Star Wars titans duke it out in new shots in The Force Awakens. Of course you would have!

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.