‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Commentary from J.J. Abrams on the Han Solo / Kylo Ren Scene

     October 17, 2016


Back in August, we told you that the four-disc Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray was on the way and would feature a commentary track from director J.J. Abrams himself. Since the release of this 3D Collector’s Edition is on the way (the international rollout begins on October 31st with U.S. and Canadian availability coming on November 15th), Lucasfilm has released a snippet of that commentary track featuring Abrams talking about one of the film’s most infamous scenes. Spoilers lie ahead for anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet.

The scene in question is the one between Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo and Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren. There’s not a whole lot of insight here except for those of you who want to soak up every morsel of Star Wars trivia you can. Snoke is name-dropped, but only briefly. If you guys conjure up anything else that’s interesting thanks to this new insight, be sure to share it in the comments!

Check out the commentary below (via USA Today):

Director J.J. Abrams explains a scene featuring Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and son Ben, aka Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), in an exclusive commentary from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” (via Lucasfilm)

The new Blu-ray Special Features include:

  • A look at how sound technicians blend action with audio effects in the featurette Foley: A Sonic Tale.
  • Sounds of the Resistance, another audio themed doc showing how the sound designers blended real recordings into otherworldly effects in the film.
  • Deleted Scenes – While there were a handful of deleted footage on the original Blu-ray, this one promises even more “never-before-shared” scenes.
  • Dressing the Galaxy – A look at how wardrobe designs from the original trilogy were retooled by costume designer Michael Kaplan to fit the galaxy three decades later.
  • Daisy Ridley and John Boyega share a conversation in The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper, a featurette that was released only on the previous disc as an exclusive at Target stores.
  • Inside the Armory – A tour of the various weapons and battle gear in the battle between the Resistance and The First Order.


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