“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” introduced a new generation to the galaxy far, far away, as well as became the highest grossing installment of the franchise, earning more than $2 billion worldwide. While the next film in the saga won’t be released for another year, fans can look forward to the release of the “Force Awakens’” 3D collector’s edition. The Blu-ray contains tons of new exciting content, including commentary from director J.J. Abrams. In anticipation of its arrival, Lucasfilm shared a clip of Abrams narrating one of the movie’s most pivotal scenes. *WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD.
Now if you’ve seen “The Force Awakens,” it was shocking to discover Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) fate and find out that his own son Ben, aka Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), was the one that took his life. In the video below, courtesy of USA Today, Abrams talks about Ren’s internal conflict and if he thinks that he was just playing with his father’s emotions.
“Kylo Ren in this moment is actually being convinced to walk away from this,” says the director. “Snoke is, as Han says, using him. And I think somewhere Ben knowns this but I think that he can’t accept it, and deep down, he’s gone too far.”
Abrams also notes that Lawrence Kasdan’s son, Jon Kasdan, helped in getting the scene right.
The 3D collector’s edition of “The Force Awakens” rolls out internationally on October 31 and will be released in the US on November 15. “Star Wars: Episode VIII” hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
Check out the clip below.