Star Wars VFX Crew Talk The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes!

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Collider interviewed several people responsible for the visual effects in The Force Awakens. Neal Scanlan (CFX & SMUFX Creative Supervisor), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor ILM) and Patrick Tubach (VFX Supervisor ILM) spoke about their favorite deleted scenes from the movie and revealed a few interesting details about them.

 

 

Collider spoke with the guys, asking them what is their favorite deleted scene and which one they think might end up on the Blu-ray/DVD.

I’m curious for both of you, have you seen a lot of the deleted scenes? Do you remember a lot of stuff? Were you sad to see something go?

CHRIS CORBOULD: There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling. From my point of view, [that] worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it. That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well.

 

ROGER GUYETT: There was some stuff we did with the snowspeeder chase. That was probably the one significant thing that I really remember getting cut out of the movie.

 

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PATRICK TUBACH: There was a little bit more with the Rathtars going on, just a little bit more of that chase moment going through the hallways and everything. There were some cool stunts and some cool individual shots in there that just didn’t make it for one reason or another, and I think it all had to do with the pacing. I totally understand why it’s not there anymore, but you have to feel that out. You don’t know what you have until you do it.

 

 

According to Collider, J.J. Abrams said that the movie will have 10 to 20 minutes of deleted scenes.Β  The Blu-ray can’t come quick enough.

 

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54 thoughts on “Star Wars VFX Crew Talk The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes!

  • January 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm
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    After reading the novelization of TFA, I can’t wait to see what will make it on the BluRay.

    • January 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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      Agreed. I am hoping they show some of the extended Snoke/Kylo and Kylo/Rey dialogue that was in the book.

      • January 15, 2016 at 12:33 am
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        I read somewhere that JJ is not gonna do extended version, just deleted scenes are added. What a bumper……. πŸ™

        • January 15, 2016 at 1:05 am
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          I love the film as is. The pacing is great once you’ve had multiple viewings, and let’s face it we’re all going to watch this a million times on bluray.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:02 am
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    Please add the snow speeder chase back!!

    • January 15, 2016 at 12:14 am
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      It messed with the pacing, but i agree that it was cool.

      • January 15, 2016 at 12:16 am
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        I didn’t know that you’ve seen it

        • January 15, 2016 at 1:31 am
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          I haven’t, but I know it’s length, it’s contents, and it’s place within the story, so I think I can make a safe judgement.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:03 am
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      I think it created a big continuity issue and was generally out of place and didn’t edit well into the film. That was the effect I got from reading about it.

      Kind of similar to the anchor head biggs scene in ANH

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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      I hate, that those tattooine-like landspeeder are called snow speeder!

      THAT is a snow speeder

      • January 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm
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        Technically, those were land-speeders adapted to be snow-speeders.

        Just sayin’

        • January 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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          Roasted.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:10 am
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    Rathtars look like they should be an aquatic species, but we’re told they’re land pack hunters. Whaa-?

    • January 15, 2016 at 12:13 am
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      It’s Star Wars; don’t question the logic.

      • January 15, 2016 at 12:20 am
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        Never πŸ˜‰

      • January 15, 2016 at 5:20 am
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        Don’t ever tell me the odds… Of something in Starwars being plausible.

    • January 15, 2016 at 12:14 am
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      I am reading in the visual dictionary that they’re related to the sarlaccs and the umbaran vixus (If you saw season 4 of the clone wars you’re familiar with it)
      It’s not denied or confirmed wheter they’re acquatic. I think they’re not, because sarlaccs are not either, but personally I assume they evolved from being static to moving creatures.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:21 am
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    …………..You guys are discussing Rathtars when they drop info on Maz having the ability to actually reach out and touch the Force, and utilize it in a Jedi like fashion?

    Seriously.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:27 am
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    Is this the same meatball that did interviews with the cast and JJ and asked everyone odd and awkward questions?

    • January 16, 2016 at 12:53 am
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      Rathtars are doing electronic press now?

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:54 am
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    Will these deleted scenes actually be part of the movie, or will they just be in the deleted scene section on the disc?

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:29 am
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      Just a deleted scenes section.

  • January 15, 2016 at 12:54 am
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    So Maz IS a Force user? She’s no a Jedi, like she said … but you don’t have to be a Jedi to be a Force user.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:04 am
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      it could be argued that unless its in the finished film it doesnt count

      • January 15, 2016 at 1:29 am
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        As long as the deleted scene doesn’t contradict canon, it is canon. However, it seems that the gang isn’t supposed to know about Maz’s powers yet, so it might be non-canon.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:23 am
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      exactly, plus i think only those strong with the force can live for a thousand years.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:36 am
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      At least I know now why Finn has his blaster in the basement and doesn’t have it when he makes it to the surface.

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:25 am
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    all that stuff with maz is very cool. i hope she and luke cross paths in the next one. i imagine it would be a very interesting conversation.

    • January 15, 2016 at 1:33 am
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      “WHERE’S MY HAND??????? What did you do with my hand!!!!!????!!!!”

      • January 15, 2016 at 1:34 am
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        LMFAO!!!

      • January 15, 2016 at 1:46 am
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        lol. “well you know that girl you’ve been training…we kinda grew her from it.”

        • January 15, 2016 at 2:37 am
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          Crap. It never occurred to me she could be a semi-clone. You’re joking, but I think you might be right.

  • January 15, 2016 at 4:17 am
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    I just don’t get why JJ is so set against an extended cut. It’s obviously not an artistic decision because they have fully finished scenes cut out. You know people will do it themselves and make a poorer version than he can. Maybe team Disney are saving it for the second or third time they release it on Blu Ray, it all comes down to money after all.

    • January 15, 2016 at 5:15 am
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      Of course it’s an artistic decision. Deciding when a work is finished is one of the most difficult aspects of making art. Having fully finished scenes only means there’s no technical reason they couldn’t do it.

      • January 15, 2016 at 5:36 am
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        Exactly. JJ clearly feels that Force is best in its Theatrical cut.

        • January 18, 2016 at 10:42 am
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          You referred to it in shorthand, ‘Force’, and I kind got tingles cause it reminded me we have a new star wars movie haha. Funny how small thing like that makes me smile

      • January 15, 2016 at 8:56 am
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        I disagree because if a scene was written, shot, effects added, post production, it means that scene was already planned, and meant to be included but because of time constraints had to be cut. There’s nothing technical, it really just comes down to runtime. Clearly JJ’s last minute edits created some overall weirdness to the pacing. Therefore IMO there’s no real good reason, with all that money backing him, an extended cut couldn’t be made to include the scenes he would have included had there not been restrictions on runtime.

        • January 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm
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          Sure, I get your point. I suppose if JJ had the option for another ten minutes he may have left more stuff in. (Although we don’t know if the runtime was a Lucasfilm mandate or a self-imposed limit.) I’m sure he knew during filming that some of the scenes would be cut. It’s part of the creative process and not just about runtime.

        • January 16, 2016 at 12:52 am
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          Not neccessarily time constraints. One would actually think time constraints are the LAST reason a shot or sequence would be dropped. Pacing, dramatic decisions, character decision, dropping things so the films don’t tread on stuff Rian is planning to do…those are more likely the reason for stuff to get dropped in a blockbuster.

  • January 15, 2016 at 4:43 am
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    There’s an aberration in the real world called “jedi religion” that was crushed completely by the “midichlorians”. Every SW movie should have something about midhiclorians, the only force in the universe that can finish with a real religion with one blow. I love midichlorians for that.

    • January 15, 2016 at 7:27 am
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      Excuse me?

      • January 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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        1 – Freaks watched OT and created a jedi RELIGION,
        2 – World doesn’t need more religions
        3 – GL created midichlorians- explanation-for-force
        4 – Jedi Religion is Over in the real world

        • January 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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          midichlorians do not prevent people from believing in the Force (or even explain it), they only explain why certain individuals can manipulate it.

        • January 16, 2016 at 3:09 am
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          This is the weirdest post I’ve seen here to date. You get +1, even if you make no sense and seem moderately psychotic.

        • January 16, 2016 at 10:49 am
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          Oh okay. Makes sense now. But I definitely don’t agree. Religion does a lot of good for the world. Charity for the poor, it helps people with addiction. It can bring people back from the brink of suicide. It brings people together. Even if you aren’t a religious person, you can’t deny the wisdom of Jesus Christ or Lao Tzo or Buddha, etc. These guys were WAY ahead of their time in terms of philosophical thinking. Of course there are some that use religion to their own selfish ends but those people are assholes and should not be associated with actual religion. And besides what the hell are you talking about? Jediism is bigger than ever now.

          • January 17, 2016 at 1:52 am
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            Yeah, a lot of good. The Crusades and the Inquisition were good.

          • January 21, 2016 at 11:54 am
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            The crusades and inquisition were caused not by religion, but were caused by greed and lust for power; religion was merely a tool and could have easily been replaced with any other philosophy, religious or non religious. Thousands of atrocities have been committed in the name of one philosophy or another, but the philosophy is not responsible for the atrocity; the culprit is human selfishness.

        • January 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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          Galileo – The Sun is the center of the galaxy.

          Today – Religion still exists.

          um.

  • January 15, 2016 at 6:48 am
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    Would have loved to see Yoda use her powers. πŸ˜‰

  • January 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm
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    I kind of prefer her being called Maze rather than Maz.

    • January 16, 2016 at 9:03 am
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      I know a complete douchebag nicknamed Maz so i’d prefer it that way too

      • January 17, 2016 at 12:50 am
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        Haha! Wow! I thought that was the one name in the film that was truly original. Guess not?

      • January 17, 2016 at 8:26 am
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        My evil stepmothers name is Marion and she calls herself Maz. I never thought about it until now. I knew there was a reason why I hated that name and now I know why.

  • January 18, 2016 at 8:48 am
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    Can’t wait for that Fan-Edit with all the extra scenes!!

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