Star Wars: The Force Awakens home release will have 7 deleted scenes

We recently reported that one of the deleted scenes we'll get to see with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray release will show more of Rey's vision, and while details on what other morels of unseen footage may contain remain scarce, we now know how many deleted scenes we have to look forward to.

The news comes via The Force Awakens' editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon. Speaking with The Independent, Markey stated: "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".

Fellow Oscar-nominee Brandon added: "There’s one with Harrison Ford, there’s one with Rey... I honestly think that what is in the film is exactly what needs to be in the film, and what isn’t remains fun but not necessary."

Part of the reason why there's a few deleted scenes is because director JJ Abrams "really wanted it to be a two-hour movie", and it will be very interesting to see what didn't make the cut. Feel free to speculate...

Directed by JJ Abrams and starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray later this year.

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