‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene Pits Chewbacca Against Unkar Plutt

     October 18, 2016

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This November, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will try to dip into your wallet again with Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition. This new edition contains J.J. Abrams commentary as well as new deleted scenes that weren’t included on the previous release because they knew they could get you to shell out more money if they held them for this new version, and I’m willing to bet there are even more deleted scenes sitting around waiting to be released on the inevitable super-duper Sequel Trilogy box set that will be released sometime in 2020.

For the impatient, EW has released a clip of a deleted scene that features Rey’s cranky junk dealer Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg). In the scene, Plutt has somehow tracked Rey down to Maz Kanata’s castle on the planet Takodana, and threatens her because she stole the Millennium Falcon from him. She pulls a blaster on him, but he disarms her, and then when things are about to get rough, Chewbacca steps in.

Check out the deleted scene below:

There’s still more to this scene, but you’ll either have to buy the Blu-ray, or just read ahead because EW says what happens.

[Deleted scene spoilers ahead]

Here’s what EW writes:

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.

I’m so glad this scene didn’t make it into the movie. As if The Force Awakens doesn’t have enough fan service, do we really need a scene of Chewie ripping off a character’s arms to remind us of when Han Solo said in A New Hope that wookies rip off limbs when they lose? What purpose does that serve in The Force Awakens? Does that tell us anything new about Chewbacca? Does that tell us anything new about the Star Wars universe? Of course not.  That’s not to mention that it would pretty much be a repeat of the cantina brawl in A New Hope, and The Force Awakens has already gorged itself on aping that movie.

Star Wars: The Forced Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition will be available to own on November 15th.

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