We're closing in on the first year anniversary since Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in theaters last December, and we're still getting surprises from this initial franchise kick-starter. Shortly after the movie hit, we heard about quite a few deleted scenes that never made it into the movie, and were subsequently left off the initial Blu-ray release. A lot of those deleted scenes will finally be unveiled when The Force Awakens Collector's Edition hits store shelves in November. Today, we have a first look at one of the more notorious missing moments.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collector's Edition will arrive November 15, and it promises all-new special features to pour over. Entertainment Weekly has our first look at one scene in particular that features a meet-up between iconic Star Wars wookie Chewbacca and the notorious junk dealer Unkar Plutt, played by Star Trek's own Simon Pegg.
Plutt has somehow managed to track down Rey, who made off with his prized possession, the Millennium Falcon. He finds her with Han Solo, Finn and Chewbacca at Maz Kanata's castle on the planet Takodana. And he makes some wild threats at the girl for having stolen his ship. Rey pulls a blaster on Unkar, but he is able to disarm her. When things begin to get a little rough, that's when Chewy steps in. There is more to this scene that isn't shown. And it looks like you'll have to buy the collector's edition to get the best bit. EW says this.
"Let's just say, Chewbacca disarms him. We're talking literally. Rip! Plorp! A limb goes flying and lands on the gambling table, earning a high-pitched scolding from Warwick Davis' character Wollivan."
The scene is a direct call back to A New Hope, when Han Solo warned C-3PO that wookies rip limbs off when they lose. And it's basically a bit of fan service that was deemed too over the top for the final film. It doesn't really serve any purpose, nor does it keep the momentum of the plot moving forward. Though, it is fun to finally see this moment none-the-less, especially since we've heard quite a bit about it over the past year. You can take a look at part of the deleted scene here.