It’s almost been a full year since The Force Awakens came into our lives, and more information is coming out about what hit the cutting from floor of the movie.
ComicBook.com spoke to J.J. Abrams about The Force Awakens and some cut scenes from the film, and one in particular was a certain segment that was cut from Rey’s ‘forceback’ when she touched Luke’s lightsaber.
“Touching the lightsaber triggers what we call the ‘Forceback.’ There were many iterations of this,” Abrams explains. “In one, from the Cloud City Corridor, she looked down and saw Vader fighting Luke, which we ended up cutting. We wanted it to be a more personal story, something that she couldn’t comprehend, that was overwhelming to her, frightening to her, that was taking her through all of these elemental experiences, of fire, of rain, snow, wind. But also that she was being confronted with truths about the Force, about the past.”
The finished vision is one of the scenes of the film that has fueled the most speculation, the Knights of Ren are shown, and Rey realizes the cries she was hearing were her own as a young girl being taken away from her family. Most interestingly, we hear Obi-Wan Kenobi call out “Rey” towards the end, which started a still raging debate over who Rey’s father is – Obi-Wan or Luke Skywalker.
Can’t argue with the logic used, but seeing Luke and Vader tustle on screen again would’ve been a nice treat! But this definitely does little to alleviate theories on who Rey’s parents actually are, that’s for sure!