Rumors today say that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD may have up to seven deleted scenes.
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As Star Wars: The Force Awakens begins the slow withdrawal from theatrical release, talk now turns to the next stage, when the movie is released to the public on DVD and BluRay. Rumors have already started revving up as to what the special features that might be included are, including that holy grail of content one didn’t see in the theaters: deleted scenes.
Ever since Peter Jackson started the tradition of releasing majorly extended editions of the theatrical releases, fans of movies have always hoped that the DVD version will have all that stuff they hoped to see added back in. J.J. Abrams is known though for being pretty stingy on this front–he believes what you see in the theaters is the final version.
But in the case of Star Wars: The Force Awakens there would be some serious disappointed fans if that were actually the case. And with that in mind, it seems that the producers are planning on adding at least some content that originally hit the cutting room as part of the DVD extras. According to Jedi News this morning, the DVD could have up to seven deleted scenes.
According to their report:
“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.”
Well that seems pretty exciting anyway. Even if there are “only seven or eight” that’s still more than I thought we would get. We’ll find out in April when the DVD is released.