Kylo Ren actually came aboard the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren was seen searching for Han Solo, saying his name after boarding the ship with stormtroopers in footage coming to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home versions. This is just one of seven deleted scenes waiting to be discovered.
Though his stormtrooper thinks the ship is clear, Kylo Ren seems to sense the presence of Han Solo. Ren encountering Han Solo this early in the movie might have pushed the plot in an entirely different direction, as this would have taken place earlier in time than their dramatic, fateful meeting that turned the movie and the Star Wars universe on its head, and put a twist in a movie with a storyline very close to Star Wars: A New Hope.
I FOUND OUT WHY I LOVE KYLO REN pic.twitter.com/cJZKErR97LTo welcome in the DVD, Blu-ray, and digital versions, Star Wars producers put out a new In-Home Trailer. If you're anxious and can't wait to see what got cut, skip to 48 seconds in to see the dramatic scene deprived from the theater experience.
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But hold tight, because the home version release of Star Wars is less than a month away. On April 1, Disney and Lucasfilm will release digital versions via Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD. Disney Movies Anywhere is the movie streaming service designed for Disney properties only. The Digital HD version should be available at all the other major online movie streaming services. Next, a combo pack containing a Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray version, along with a DVD only version, will both come out on April 5.
As StarWars.com reports, aside from the deleted scenes, expect extensive making-of documentaries, cast interviews, and a featurette about new droid, BB-8. There will also be segments focusing on John Williams' score work and Industrial Light & Magic's amazing visual effects design.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Disney Shareholders Preview Description https://t.co/wz0JHYLv5e pic.twitter.com/YNNrRlP4pZThe theatrical version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already earned $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. Expect the home versions to deepen Disney's endless pockets and warm up the next five scheduled Star Wars-related movies.
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The next new Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will come out on December 16, almost a year after The Force Awakens. The events of Rogue One take place even before the original 1977 Star Wars. Don't expect any Kylo Ren there, as he is far, far away from being born, but expect to see his grandfather and idol, Darth Vader. And if you liked the cool-looking variety of stromtroopers present in The Force Awakens, Rogue One should offer even more.
At the recent Disney shareholders meeting, SlashFilm found out about exclusive Rogue One footage not yet revealed to the public.
"Most of it was very quick. A shot of the black stormtrooper, possibly called Death Troopers as previously reported, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color. And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity's character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her. I wish I could remember what she said as part of the sizzle but it went by too fast. The new stormtroopers looked great."If Rogue One does indeed deal with black stormtrooper costumes, it may give a hint as to why Kylo Ren is so fond of wearing his beat up black helmet with silver trim. Perhaps it is a prototype stormtrooper helmet, or has some connection to what Darth Vader will do in Rogue One.
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