First Look and Descriptions of The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes.

Kylo Ren

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at some of The Force Awakens deleted scenes that will be included in the Blu-ray, due for release on April 5. They also have some interesting info on what to expect from the highly anticipated home release of the 7th installment in the Star Wars Saga.


From EW:

“There are so many things that end up getting cut because of the greater good, because of the rhythm of the sequence or the need to get on with it, a sense of redundancy,” director J.J. Abrams tells EW. “You don’t know any of these things when you’re making the movie, of course. It was sometimes after months of working on something that you realize finally — you just don’t need it.”


In one of the deleted scenes planned for early in the movie, John Boyega’s FN-2187 hasn’t yet fled from the First Order, but he’s already a lost person. This shot is from before the troopers round up the villagers but after his mask is marked with the blood of a fallen fellow soldier. The conscience-stricken Finn comes face-to-face with a woman in the shadows of a small building. He raises his weapon … and makes a fateful decision.


This shot is from a bonus deleted scene that will be available only digitally. (But remember, each Blu-ray combo pack includes a free download, so you can get it that way.) When the First Order attacks the castle run by Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, Han, Finn, and Chewie face down this squad of stormtroopers in her basement. Han does his usual stellar job talking his way out of trouble. For those craving a little more of Solo’s smart-ass swagger, this moment will make you say: “I love you …”



In this deleted scene, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) leads a squad of stormtroopers to the crash-site of the Millennium Falcon on the surface of Starkiller Base. Inspecting the abandoned starship stirs bittersweet memories for the Dark Side acolyte, who is still battling the pull to the light side … and now knows his estranged father is conspiring against him.



“You never go into a day of shooting and say, ‘This is probably going to be on the cutting room floor,’” says Abrams, seen here in a newly released behind-the-scenes shot with Harrison Ford. “Every day feels as essential as anything else. It’s always annoying to realize that you wasted anyone’s time on shooting something that wasn’t necessary.” Most of the deleted scenes from The Force Awakens don’t radically change the story, but each deepens the characters in some way. Here are details on some more …



Another deleted sequence would have introduced Carrie Fisher’s General Leia much earlier in the film as she weighs what to do after the First Order’s massacre on Jakku. Emun Elliott, best known for playing Moray on the British series The Paradise and Marillion in Game of Thrones, also gets a moment to shine as the Resistance communications officer Major Brance, who receives an early distress signal from BB-8 informing them of the attack.


For the full description of the deleted scenes please visit Entertainment Weekly


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28 thoughts on “First Look and Descriptions of The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes.

  • March 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    The scene with Finn and the woman was in the novel. I am excited about getting to see these on screen. 🙂

    • March 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      I’m especially excited for the Kylo Ren-Falcon scene. I’m hoping that when fan editors edit it back in it will bring more gravitas to Han’s death.

      • March 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm

        Me too, waiting for the fan edit

        • March 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

          There are a couple of these I think I’d like to see back in the film. First and foremost though for any fan edit, Fox Fanfare; that is non-negotiable.

          • March 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

            For once, no ‘LoL’. Non. Negotiable. I nearly grafted it on myself last night. There’s something about the fanfare that prepares you to jump into that universe. Starting from silence to the main titles just feels like something is off to me.

          • March 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm

            That’s because you’re an old-ass fanboy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • March 24, 2016 at 8:51 pm

            Agreed, that moment of silent between the fanfare and the SW them, man, tiny orgasm

      • March 24, 2016 at 5:04 am

        As much as I’d like a fan edit, the amount of deleted scenes here doesn’t seem like it would be worth it. I’m not saying I wouldn’t re-watch the movie a ton, but adding an extra ~7 minutes doesn’t seem like I need to download a whole separate movie and watch that over it

        • March 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm

          You’d be surprised what some simple edits can do for a movie. It can bring an unwatchable Ep 2 into the realm very good movies. It could bring TFA from 8.5 to 9.5.

      • March 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

        The part where he sits down and loses a round of 1-man Dejarik while The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ plays on the Falcon jukebox in the background is the bit that tips him from emo-kid to stone-cold Dark Sider…

  • March 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Only scene I would have liked to have seen in the movie is the deleted Leia scene with BB8’s distress call.

  • March 23, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Dammit…I really wanted to see Maz Kannata use the Force and pull the ceiling down on the stormtroopers. It’s been confirmed they did film the scene.

  • March 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    As always I feel the last two were important enough to keep… that said I finally got to see TFA a second time and you guys weren’t kidding! I enjoyed it even more. I almost found my criticism in reverse! I dunno I got so swept up in a different way knowing what was coming I even forgave yet another super weapon.

    I’m so rehyped for episode 8.

    • March 24, 2016 at 4:05 am

      I also liked TFA a bit more the second time (I was very critical initially, but I have to accept there will never be another ESB.) However, I still have a problem with the super weapon. But even accepting the superweapon, I would have appreciated seeing more of the Hosnian system prior to doomsday. With all the flaws of the prequels, the visuals of Coruscant with the cityscape, the senate building, and the Jedi temple were pretty neat and helped give some context to the story. Or in ANH with the destruction of Alderaan, Leia’s distress watching from the Death Star and then the Falcon encountering empty space gave emotional context to its destruction. When the Hosnian system was destroyed in TFA, the audience had no emotional connection to it before or after that scene.

      • March 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm

        I too enjoyed TFA much more upon a second viewing to where it is probably my third or fourth favorite Star Wars movie. I find it weird that a lot of people also experienced the same thing where they were originally very critical and mostly negative towards the movie on first viewing. After the second viewing though, something changes and almost everybody I talked to said that they didn’t mind any of the flaws that were very apparent the first time. I think that all of the fans, and the general audience were just erroring on the side of caution and pessimism so not to get too disappointed but in the end the movie was a huge success and quite popular with the majority of moviegoers.

  • March 23, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Unlike other deleted scenes in the saga, These are only a few seconds or a little over a minute at best so I don’t see anyone get too attached to them.

  • March 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Maybe one of the big surprises as J.J loves keeping secrets, is that there will be a directors cut with all deleted scenes on the Blue ray and digital copies. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    • March 24, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Well… he said no to that already….

      • March 24, 2016 at 4:38 am

        And Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t Khan.

        • March 26, 2016 at 2:12 am

          There is a difference…. he has no reason to lie about another cut of the film. He had to lie about Khan because he couldn’t say he was, when asked, and if he said “I can’t discuss that” (or something like that) it would have confirmed it 😛

          • March 26, 2016 at 2:43 am

            But an extended edition would be a cool surprise fro some fans. There’s reason to lie.

  • March 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Some of these scenes would have given the movie some extra weight. Others wouldn’t have.

  • March 25, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I feel like they should have kept all the deleted scenes in the movie. As JJ Abrams, said, “it deepens the characters.” No, you might have not NEEDED them, but the movie felt way too rushed and this probably would of helped that problem substantially.

    • March 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Totally agree. I couldn’t believe the pace of the scene with BB-8 being almost carried away by that scavenger on the slowest creature ever to have walked, yet they cut this stuff out!!

      • March 27, 2016 at 4:14 am

        Yeah. I honestly don’t have a full opinion of it, since I only watched it once so far and the theatre wasn’t too loud, but I’ll see what I think after I watch it at least a couple more times when it comes out on Blu-Ray.

        • March 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm

          Time seems to have slowed down for the release – can’t wait much longer!!

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