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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The huge change Ava Duvernay made JJ Abrams make to this climatic scene

'We take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz [Kanata] had told her'

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 20 October 2016 15:48
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With the 3D release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, numerous new snippets of information about the sci-fi blockbuster have been revealed.

First, a deleted scene was released showing a confrontation between Unkarr Platt and Chewbacca has been revealed. Part of the film’s commentary track featuring director JJ Abrams was also revealed, featuring his thoughts on *that* scene (the one where *spoiler* kills *spoiler*).

Thanks to Yahoo Movies, another segment of the commentary has been revealed in which Abrams revealed that fellow director Ava DuVernay had a significant impact on the climatic fight between Kylo Ren and Rey, leading to further reshoots.

“One [suggestion] she really wanted to see Daisy, in her attack on Ren, have one really cool moment,” Abrams said. “Instead, we reshot [the fight scene]. We take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz [Kanata] had told her about closing her eyes and letting it in. And so she has this incredibly internal moment that is extended in movie time where she basically feels it, accepts it, and is now ready to kick his ass.”

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Meanwhile, it was recently revealed why Dark Side lightsabers are red, such as those used by Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.

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