Considering the ongoing conversation and admiration surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's difficult to believe that this new trilogy kicked off a full two months ago. Right after seeing it in the theater, many of us immediately anticipated buying it to own — mostly for special features and extra content.
We haven't heard much concrete news about what extras will be included on the DVD and Blu-ray, but now some information has made its way to the Internet by way of the film's editors.
The Oscar-nominated Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon spoke to The Independent, and although they tried to remain mum on any details, they did let some key information slip. After admitting that Disney wanted to keep surprises for viewers, Brandon couldn't help but reveal which stars will definitely be featured in new footage:
“There aren’t a lot. There’s one with Harrison Ford, there’s one with Rey, but there aren’t a lot."
Markey clarified that there will actually be a decent amount of deleted scenes — at least seven!
"I think there are maybe seven or eight. I don’t know if that’s a lot. I remember looking at the reel. Actually, I think there are seven."
For me, I'm hoping to see even more of Maz Kanata and BB-8.
Will This Give Us Our First Look At Vader In 'Episode VIII'?
Earlier speculation pointed to an extended flashback scene, inspired by the Star Wars novel Rey's Story. In one passage from the book, Darth Vader makes an appearance in the vision that overcomes Rey after she touches Luke's lightsaber. Since those novelizations are typically based on drafts of the script, it's possible that we will see this scene once the movie is released on DVD.
There is still no official word on when Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released for home viewing, but after Amazon listed and redacted an April 5 date, many fans think that's when it will be available.