Anyone who picked up Star Wars: The Force Awakens and hoped to be amazed by the deleted scenes were likely seriously disappointed. The seven scenes, one of which was an online exclusive, only ran a combined five minutes. But director/co-writer J.J. Abrams teased the release of more cut sequences.
In an interview with Collider at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Monday, Abrams and actor Simon Pegg said that there are some scenes that will eventually come out. Pegg joked that many include his character Unkar.
“I think there are going to be some more that are going to be available online, but I don’t know when that’s going to happen,” Abrams said. “But there are some others.”
“Most of them feature me, funnily enough. There’s a whole story featuring Unkar. Like him opening his shop,” Pegg said.
“There is, actually,” Abrams added.
When asked if Disney told him to hold things back for an ultimate box set after Episode IX is released, Abrams said that’s not the case (at the moment).
“No, Disney’s been amazing,” Abrams told Collider. “There’s been no nefarious or weird, ‘Let’s hold things back for the fans,’ but there will be other deleted scenes that will be available for those who wish to see them.”
Keep in mind that Disney also said that a 3D Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens is coming later this year. That certainly gives the studio an excuse to include more extras to entice us to buy a second copy.