10 Amazing Scrapped Ideas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If being an obsessive Star Wars fan has taught us anything, it’s that the various “making of” books that crop up shortly after a new movie is released always reveal even more AMAZING ideas that never made it to the screen. Whether it’s for story purposes or something simply being technically unworkable within the budget/schedule, a lot of really cool concepts have passed the saga by and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no exception. This development process is explored in fascinating detail for Abrams Books’ newly-released “The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and we got a chance to scour the whole book from cover-to-cover to find the most interesting pieces of leftover brilliance.
To give you an idea of how accelerated the process was on The Force Awakens, George Lucas began writing the original Star Wars in 1973 for an eventual 1977 release, and began plotting and designing the prequels in 1994 for an eventual 1999 release of The Phantom Menace. J.J. Abrams began work on Episode VII a scant TWO YEARS ago, but he was fortunately able to recruit Star Wars vets like Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig to help visualize the state of a galaxy far, far away thirty years after Return of the Jedi.
Check out the gallery below for 10 of the coolest scrapped ideas from The Force Awakens, with as many examples from the book as we could incorporate! Spoiler alert for those who have not yet seen the movie.
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