Most unbelievable hype of the year so far…That Chewie tearing an arm off is amongst the deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted: 2 January, 2016 in New Releases
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Star Wars Force Awakens DVD You might be frustrated to learn that director JJ Abrams’s original cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was two hours and 40 minutes; over 15 minutes of footage was mercilessly chopped. But what exactly happened in the missing scenes?

Early rumours about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens suggested that we’d be seeing a bit of arm-from-socket action, courtesy of everyone’s favourite Wookiee. But according to Den of Geek , the scene in question, which took place at Maz Kanata’s castle, may have been among the 20 minutes of cut footage.

It does, however, feature in the new Force Awakens novel, which describes how Unkar Plutt (the Jakku dealer who tries to take BB-8 from Rey) confronts the heroine at Maz’s castle. He tries to attack her — but before he can do anything, Chewie steps in:

“Grabbing the thrusting arm, a roaring Chewbacca twisted and ripped it off at the shoulder, throwing the dismembered limb clear across the room. Looking down at himself, Plutt let out a scream of agony as his underlings hurriedly fell back. The arm landed on a table where a group of four-armed, long-snouted Culisettos was gambling. With an annoyed huff, one of them picked up the amputated limb and absently tossed it aside, allowing the game to resume”.

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