Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deleted Captain Phasma and Unkar Plutt Scenes

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Most of us have now seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.  However, did you know a lot of the scripted material and actual filmed shots didn’t make it into the final cut?

 

The Force Awakens’ editors, Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon describe a few brief details into a few scenes cut from the original theatrical release.

 

Phasma
Scott Feinberg from “The Hollywood Reporter” caught up with the editors and got a few little nuggets of two confirmed deleted scenes that involved two major characters. The scenes the First-Time Oscar Nominated editors refer to deal with a fan favorite Captain Phasma and another scene at Maz Kanata’s Castle.

 

The first scene involved Captain Phasma and cut footage that involved a slight continuity issue. Markey explains “There was actually a fun thing with Captain Phasma ordering all the ships into the air, but we didn’t realize that Han and Finn had just thrown her down a garbage chute.”

 

Unkar Plutt On Takodana
The other scene discussed in this video deals with a confrontation involving two other characters. Maryann Brandon sheds a few little details about a scene which didn’t really fit with the story. Brandon explains that in their version of the Maz Castle Cantina scene Unkar Plutt, a junkyard dealer tracked Rey to the castle. “They have a confrontation and Chewie comes in and tears his arm off,” Brandon said, “Emotionally it didn’t track with the story,”

As you probably remember one of our readers described this scene a whole year before the movie was released HERE.

 

You can view the entire video involving First-Time Oscar Nominees HERE.

 

 

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66 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deleted Captain Phasma and Unkar Plutt Scenes

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm
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    i’m glad they didn’t cause it would have changed the vibe too much at Maz’s castle. but I would like to see Chewie in action more, other than shooting.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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      Personally I would have liked to have seen more talk about the Force/Luke’s Lightsaber/Rey’s vision at Maz’s castle and less paying homage to the Cantina scene, but that’s just me.

      • February 11, 2016 at 1:16 am
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        Having her be force sensitive made zero sense. Maz should have been Lando then they wouldn’t really have to go into depth about how he got it.

        • February 11, 2016 at 3:00 am
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          Maybe you don’t the rest of the story yet to why she was made force sensitive.

          • February 12, 2016 at 7:11 am
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            It’s pretty clear from the quotes in this article that they haven’t done a great deal of thinking when it comes to the plotholes. I’d be very suprised if most of it wasn’t written ovr a weekend.

          • February 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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            “plot holes”

          • February 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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            Fixed!

          • February 16, 2016 at 2:07 am
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            A drunken, “at Bernies” style weekend at that.

          • February 16, 2016 at 10:48 am
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            And half as funny as II.

        • February 11, 2016 at 3:19 am
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          Except you’d have to explain Lando going back to Bespin and how it wasn’t occupied by the Empire.

          Same problem.

          • February 12, 2016 at 7:12 am
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            Lobot. No one would give a shit about a cyborg like him, He could easily have walked away with it.

          • February 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm
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            Old Lobot sounds like he’d be depressing.

          • February 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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            Well, John Hollis is dead now but it’s not like they explained how Maz got the lightsaber in the film that they could have just inferred in the book he gave it to him sometime after Endor when Bespin was liberated.

        • February 11, 2016 at 5:03 am
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          How does it “not make sense”? She’s force sensitive. So what? What’s the problem? Like I seriously want an answer.

          • February 12, 2016 at 7:10 am
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            Because she runs a very public establishment that Palpatine would have heard about at some point in the last 50 years and wasn’t hiding on the fringe of society with no population like Obi-Wan and Yoda were.

          • February 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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            So people know about her tavern. However, that doesn’t mean that they about her force sensitivity. If she wants to hide it, she can. I see what you’re saying, but it seems to me like she could just not use her force powers and she’d be all right.

          • February 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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            Well, We saw that her place was full of both Resistance/First Order spies that someone would have talked at soe point. Wasn’t like Rey had to get past much to find that old hope chest in the basement.

          • February 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm
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            True.

          • February 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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            Also the Mos Eisley Cantina also had spies and Jabba’s Palace which were way more on the fringe than Takodana was and a lot smaller too.

        • February 12, 2016 at 1:08 am
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          Lando had bugged out of Cloud City before Luke lost his hand. Lando retrieving it doesn’t help unfortunately.

          • February 12, 2016 at 7:08 am
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            Lobot didn’t though, He could easily have handed it off to him.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm
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    Not for a theatrical version, obviously. But after seing the good results of TFA (cinematography, ships, characters, casting, palette of colors, planets… i could easily handle a four-hour version, sitting in my couch, calm, with a couple of beers…

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm
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    How did they not realize Phasma was thrown down the garbage shoot? Did someone not read the script?

    It’s weird to think about all these professionals working on a movie this big and have a continuity issue that large.

    I still love the movie but the Maz Kanata castle scenes still feel messy story wise.

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:57 am
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      Yea I hated the castle scene the song and creatures sucked but wirst of all was maz. She was as bad as jar jar lol

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:12 am
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        I heard Maz was originally meant to be a puppet but they ran out of time in pre production. I like Maz but her design in puppet form would have been epic. It would also explain why she kept out of the action scene in the script when her castle was destroyed

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm
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    I’m sure glad they deleted those scenes because the only thing worse and a Star Wars movie is a long Star Wars movie.

    • February 11, 2016 at 12:07 am
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      There’s nothing wrong with a long Star Wars movie, as long as it’s entertaining and isn’t crammed in with filler.

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:56 am
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      I’m betting the scene lasted 2 mins or roundabouts.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:45 pm
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    Ehhh, the idea behind the first cut is kinda fishy to me. First off, AFAIK Phasma’s coming back in ep8 (with more presence hopefully), so they’d have to bring her out of the masher somehow. Second. she’s the fucking Captain. She can send out a “come fucking get me” signal with all that pretty gear in her suit, and they could explain it away that way.

    The second cut makes sense, though. That would have been WAY too fanservice-y. Especially since there’s no realistic way Unkar Plutt could have gotten offworld so fast.

    • February 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm
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      …proofreading my comment brought a very interesting theory to my brain.

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:02 am
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        Tell me!
        Oshiete!

        • February 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm
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          Okay.

          What if she’s a clone?

          • February 12, 2016 at 3:57 am
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            That would be interesting. Who would she be a clone of?

          • February 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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            Herself. My theory is that every trooper is backed up with clones of themselves. Maybe we’ll see Finn’s clone in 8?

          • February 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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            Hmmm. Interesting.

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    please, no more extra scenes with Unkar Plutt

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    I still suspect there are other Captain Phasma scenes missing. No way would they have promoted her so much if she never had any significant material at one point.

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:32 am
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    I don’t know, the stuff at Maz’s castle is where the film started to feel flat up until the Force Vision. I could have done with more of a sense that our characters were in immediate and constant danger, that there were all kinds of First Order sympathizers after them and they had to keep the move on.

    For example, rather than Rey running off into the woods just to create space between her enough so that she could be captured, she could have had the vision and refused the lightsaber just as The First Order arrived on the planet, and Unkar Platt could have arrived as the vanguard so to speak. The way it goes down in the film makes it all seem so forced.

    Love Maz, love the force vision, most of that section of the film was pretty weak.

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:02 am
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      Forced. I see what you (maybe) did there!

  • February 11, 2016 at 12:44 am
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    Argh ! “with Captain Phasma ordering all the ships into the air, but we didn’t realize that Han and Finn had just thrown her down a garbage chute.” – – – once again, evidence of surprisingly sloppy writing by JJA and LK and lack of script proof-reading… HOW COME no-one picked up on this *before* it was filmed ??! Argh !!

    • February 11, 2016 at 12:46 am
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      And don’t get me started on the other two villains, one injured in a forest on a planet about to explode, and the other running between a hologram and a shuttle on a planet that is about to explode……

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:55 am
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      We needed someone like you to write it. Because Lawrence Kasdan has a horrible track record.

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:57 am
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      More likely the script changed during filming. The line about the trash compactor might have been thought up on set.

  • February 11, 2016 at 1:18 am
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    Phasma really is the ST Boba Fett – we never see their faces, they had a lot of character potential, were made to sell action figures, and disposed of for a cheap joke.

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:47 am
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      Accurate.

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:04 am
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        She should have fought Rey with TR-8R’s weapon.

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:14 am
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      Preach

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:03 am
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        At least Fett advanced the plot in Empire though.

    • February 11, 2016 at 2:48 am
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      And who says she won’t have more to do in the next one?

      • February 11, 2016 at 5:00 am
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        Exactly. in fact, KK mentioned that her role will be much more important/beefed up in VIII.

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:03 am
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        Too little, Too late. They can make her a bigger Mary Sue than Rey and it will make little sense as she was soley responsible for them losing Starkiller Base.

        • February 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm
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          I smell a bit of salt in the air. You mad brah?

          • February 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm
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            Disappointed. They missed a chance to create a great female villain from the getgo rather than be a fuckup from day one. This clip shows what she should have done…..

            Not letting me post but she sounds the alarm instead rather than disables the shield. They’d have gotten swarmed in seconds.

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:09 am
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      Fans built up Boba
      Fett a lot in the past 30 some years, more than he ever was supposed to be. Some characters are there just move things along. Not to always have a lot of depth.

      • February 12, 2016 at 7:01 am
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        Nah, He was a pretty big deal in 1980 thanks to them pimping him out in the Holiday Special from day one in addition to the sneak preview figure. She was basically the girl power version of him to get chicks into theaters, Nothing more than that. The character was born in a marketing meeting.

  • February 11, 2016 at 2:50 am
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    how does phasma keep working for the first order after what she did? i would say she should be court-martialed, but i think force choke would be more appropriate.

    • February 11, 2016 at 5:00 am
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      Maybe they won’t find out.

  • February 11, 2016 at 3:04 am
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    The Unkar Plutt scene is contained in the novelization. It fits in nicely, but I can see why they left it out of the movie.

    • February 11, 2016 at 3:07 am
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      An arm taken off in tavern like place would be another A NEW HOPE rip off people would say.

  • February 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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    I actually noticed the continuity a while ago. You’ll notice when Finn, Chewie, and Han first get off the elevator he takes his jacket and throws it on the floor. Then when they go back to the elevator Chewie picks it up and gives it back to him. There was no reason to go through this and it was just a bit awkward. Obviously by cutting the Phasma scene out they needed to explain why Han had his jacket again.

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:07 am
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      I think that’s just a gag. Remember Han had quipped “Oh? You’re cold!?” to Chewie prior to them raiding the facility. Chewie is jabbing him back for that comment.

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:08 am
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      He was being a good family dog.

  • February 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    think id rather have both of those instead of ghanjaclub or whatever theyre called

    • February 12, 2016 at 3:56 am
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      Tell that to Kanjiklub!

      • February 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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        Calm down there, Mark Ellis.

        • February 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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          Collider Jedi Council fans unite!!

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