Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has grossed approximately $2 billion, making it the highest grossing film in the Star Wars franchise. Comparatively, the lowest grossing film in the Star Wars franchise is Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, at $475 million. (That’s pretty good, considering Episode VI had a budget of $32 million.) Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens holds a 92 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, only losing to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which has a 94 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. It’s safe to say people love Star Wars, and it’s safe to assume people loved The Force Awakens.
Ahead of the April release date (April 1 for Digital HD, April 5 for Blu-Ray), there has been a myriad of videos showcasing some of the deleted scenes. While it is unclear whether these scenes will be included in the Digital HD or Blu-Ray of the film, they are included on the disc as special features to incessantly theorize about. Many of the scenes are relatively short, but they are intriguing nonetheless, and fans can only fantasize about how cool they would have looked if they were included in the final cut of the film. If you are curious about the deleted scenes, you can read about (and watch) some of them below.
Finn and the Villager
“After Resistance pilot Poe Dameron is captured early in The Force Awakens, Finn has a crisis of faith when he’s ordered to help murder villagers on Jakku. Here we see Finn encounter a female villager, who expects Finn to kill her and her child. He instead lowers his weapon, clearly at odds with his mission,” reports Time Magazine.
The Force will be with you here, always.
Snow Speeder Chase
“Finn is driving an airspeeder, with Rey in the passenger seat. They’re being chased by a Snowtrooper in a similar airspeeder, and Rey is firing a rifle as they try to evade their pursuer. Finn suggests they swap seats, seeing as how she’s a pilot and he’s a soldier, and they do. Finny then makes quick work of the Snowtrooper,” according to the Wrap.
Master Obi-Wan may have lost a planet here.
“Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia gets a little more screen time at the rebel base as she’s briefed about the disappearance of Poe and BB-8 after the opening attack by the First Order. Other than essentially repeating the events that viewers would have just seen for themselves, it would have added nothing to the movie,” the New York Daily News wrote.
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X-Wings Prepare for Lightspeed
Shortly after the Falcon crashes on Starkiller Base, the Resistance X-Wings enter lightspeed. What this scene does is better establish the pilots. It’s a lot like in the original Star Wars when the pilots all check in, ‘Red Leader, standing by,'” reports Yahoo Movies.
Give in to the Dark Side here.
There are several deleted scenes that have been omitted to preserve the “element of surprise.” However, if you’ve made it this far and want to spoil your food because you’re impatient, then you can view the other deleted scenes over at Cosmic Book News. Although April is right around the corner, April 5 can’t come quickly enough. Be sure to check out the teaser trailer for the deleted scenes above and go get your hands on a copy of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens when it releases in April.
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