Ava DuVernay Is The Force Behind One Of The Best Shots In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

10.20.16 1 month ago 2 Comments
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t even been out for a year yet — that seems impossible — but it’s already being re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray, because money. Specifically, it’s reappearing as the four-disc Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition (Nov. 15), which includes deleted scenes and a new audio commentary from director J.J. Abrams, who broke down that confrontation between Han Solo and Kylo Ren. Yahoo! Movies shared another excerpt from the commentary, where Abrams reveals Selma director Ava DuVernay suggested a neat shot during Kylo Ren and Rey’s snowy lightsaber showdown.

“I showed an early cut to my friend Ava DuVernay, and she had a bunch of great suggestions. One of them was she really wanted to see Daisy [Ridley], in her attack on Ren, have one really cool moment,” Abrams said. He continued, “We always had this moment, from when we shot it originally, and this used to be where she called him a monster and then pushed back. But instead, we reshot this and had her take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz had told her, about closing her eyes and letting it in. And so she has this incredibly internal moment that is sort of extended in movie time, where she basically feels it, accepts it, and is now ready to kick his ass.”

It’s also a kick-ass scene in a film filled with kick-ass scenes. No wonder Abrams wants DuVernay to direct a Star Wars movie. So do we.

(Via Yahoo Movies)

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