(WARNING: The following contains major plot SPOILERS for last year's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. But, then again, you've already seen it, right? Just in case, though, proceed with caution, and all that.)
Now, as #Disney gears up to release the seventeenth (no, wait, second) Blu-ray edition of #StarWars #EpisodeVII on November 15, it's not too surprising that many fans are wondering whether there's actually any need for another high quality on-disc release of a movie we've all already seen at least four times. That, of course, is a question that we each have to answer for ourselves, but it's worth noting that the shiny new release does feature something pretty darned special. Now, for the thirty-six people who actually own a 3D TV, that may well be the very-much included 3D version of the movie, but for the rest of us, the brand new Blu-ray edition of #TheForceAwakens also features a director's commentary from #JJAbrams himself.
And, as it turns out...
J.J. Abrams Reveals Some Pretty Huge Secrets In The Force Awakens Director's Commentary
And, thankfully, we now know what some of the most interesting of them are. Y'see, Uproxx's Mike Ryan recently delved into the glorious pool of revelations that is Abrams's commentary track, and helpfully transcribed a whole bunch of them onto the internet.
Here are 12 of the most intriguing (some of which may or may not have made their way into the public domain already):
1. #KyloRen almost referenced his famous parents in his very first scene, the big ol' name-dropper.
3. Abrams is super self-deprecating when it comes to shamelessly expository dialogue.
4. #StevenSpielberg apparently came up with the idea of having the TIE Fighter explode after it sinks into the sand on Jakku, which does sound like him.
5. Apparently Oscar Isaac wouldn't have taken the role of Poe Dameron if the character had died in the first act, as originally planned. The old softy.
7. #Finn and Rey were once far less friendly in the film's opening stages, but reshoots following #HarrisonFord's on-set injury allowed Abrams to turn the two into instant buds. Which is nice (and a smart creative choice, as it turns out).
8. Rey's vision at Maz Kanata's castle originally featured a shot of Luke and #DarthVader fighting on Bespin, which Abrams eventually removed (presumably because we can't be trusted to have nice things).
9. J.J. Abrams is very aware that "Star Wars is not a science lesson," as he points out while acknowledging that our heroes shouldn't be able to watch distant star systems being destroyed. Also, is there anyone out there who thinks it is a science lesson?
10. Kylo Ren's face after killing #HanSolo is apparently intended to convey that he already regrets what he did, which I'm pretty sure means that I can now win like seven arguments I've had with friends since the movie came out.
11. #Selma's Ava DuVernay helped Abrams to improve the final fight sequence between Kylo Ren and Rey by suggesting a very particular shot to highlight Rey's intensity. Because collaboration is important.
Because of course he does.
If you still want more juicy nuggets of Star Wars geekery, though, then never fear: The director's commentary-featuring Blu-ray is set for release in just two short weeks. And then, of course, #RogueOne comes out just a few weeks later, and we can all get obsessed about a whole new movie set in a galaxy far, far away.
In the meantime, though, what do you think? What do you reckon the most interesting revelation from Abrams's commentary is? Let us know below!