Limited Edition “Galaxy Premiere” Merchandise to Be Sold in Select Theaters

Back when Star Wars: A New Hope was released, movie theaters sold souvenir booklets. Disney will be offering a variety of lobby-exclusive merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including, t-shirts, hats, posters keychains, hoodies and tickets in select theaters for a limited time. See all of the items which will be available on Yahoo.

New Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Some new behind the scenes photos from the Jakku set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have hit twitter. The photos feature Daisy Ridley and John Boyega getting ready for filming.

John Boyega and J.J. Abrams on Force Awakens Deleted Scenes

Finally, Collider talked to star John Boyega and filmmaker J.J. Abrams about the film’s deleted scenes. You can watch the whole interviews above.

J.J. Abrams says the length of the first cut of the film was about two hours and 30-something minutes. The final film is about twenty minutes shorter. Abrams says there was probably a dozen deleted scenes from the film, making up ten to twenty minutes, which will probably be released on the DVD/Blu-ray.

Boyega begins talking about the deleted scenes at the end of the video (around 3:15). Boyega says that the film didn’t have many deleted scenes as far as he is concerns, claiming J.J. Abrams just cut little snippets/little beats here and there.

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Is Force Awakens About Star Wars Fandom?

MovieWeb talked to John Boyega, and pitched him their idea that Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren is just a really big Star Wars nerd. Not any real info here, but a fun theory and I loved the exchange. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

The movie, to me, seems to be focused on this idea of geek culture and memorabilia collecting. Here’s this guy, Kylo Ren. He’s trying to collect this coveted object. You don’t know what it is. But once you learn, you want to be a part of this world too. Now you must own the most wanted collectable in the galaxy. Is that basically the story we’re getting in the movie?

John Boyega: Yes. That’s actually quite true. I never thought about it like that. But that’s a cool idea. I agree with that. You have these friends. Everybody has to make a choice. They have to pick a side. This is actually a lot about what the characters have to do in this story. That’s what makes it so interesting.

The object Kylo is hunting is the lightsaber. I mean, tell me the truth…He’s the villain, but Kylo Ren is kind of a big nerd too. Right?

John Boyega: Yes. That’s right. Kylo Ren is basically the biggest Star Wars fans there has ever been. And he is just trying to protect his best interests. He definitely feels like he might be a nerd. One that is slightly misguided. And it feels like he is socially awkward. It does feel like that, too. I would only wear a mask like that if I was a little afraid of people.

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