J.J. Abrams Discusses the Climatic Fight in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D is coming home on Blu-Ray this November and as part of the marketing for the film’s 3D release, an audio clip from J.J. Abrams discussing the climatic fight between Rey and Kylo Ren, has been released….

If you’re like me, you greatly enjoyed the final lightsaber duel in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, between Rey and Kylo Ren. However, did you know that the original scene was adjusted during reshoots for the film?

Thanks to Yahoo, we now have a video clip of The Force Awakens director, J.J. Abrams, discussing how he came to add one extremely important part to that climatic scene, between Rey and Kylo Ren. Check it out:

"“I showed an early cut to my friend Ava DuVernay, and she had a bunch of great suggestions. One of them was she really wanted to see Daisy, in her attack on Ren, have one really cool moment.”"

"“Boom! It’s a little thing but it really connects you to her intensity.”"

According to Yahoo, Abrams explains that the original cut didn’t have the extended moment of self-reflection. However, after talking to his friend Ava DuVernay, he decided to add the small moment.

"“[Rey would] take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz had told her about closing her eyes and letting it in. And so she has this incredibly internal moment that is extended in movie time where she basically feels it, accepts it, and is now ready to kick his ass.”"

This commentary and more, like deleted scenes and even more commentary from Abrams, will be included in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-Ray edition on November 15.

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