Star Wars: The Force Awakens was an international sensation, but some of its glory was not seen on movie screens. As with any film, there were scenes that didn’t make it. Thanks to DVD and Blu-Ray, Disney and Lucasfilm are able to give viewers a peek at what hit the cutting room floor.


One of the deleted scenes focuses on trooper FN-2187, who must face a difficult choice early on in the film. A defining moment for character development, but apparently not enough to make the cut.

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The above image is from a deleted scene exclusive to digital. Maz Kanata’s castle is being invaded by stormtroopers, and Han must talk Finn, Chewie, and himself out of a sticky situation.

Photo credit: David James/Lucasfilm


Even the intimidating Kylo Ren is not immune from having a scene cut. It’s unfortunate that this scene was left out of the film, because it adds depth to Kylo Ren’s otherwise one-dimensional character.

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This image isn’t from a deleted scene (it was released in theaters), but General Leia Organa was originally going to be introduced much earlier in the film. BB-8 sends a distress call to the Resistance, telling them of the First Order’s attack on Jakku.


Most of the aerial sequences occurred in a planet’s atmosphere, but Poe Dameron was filmed in a deleted scene where the ships were in space.


In another deleted piece of character development, Rey sits at Finn’s bedside, watching over him after his fight with Kylo Ren. She receives an update from a doctor on his condition.

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In one deleted scene, not pictured above, Finn and Rey use a snowspeeder to race from the Starkiller base to the woods where they fight Kylo Ren.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due to be released for sale April 5, 2016.