Today, I’ve been reading all sorts of information on the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For one, it will not include an extended cut, at least, not yet. For two, the Blu-Ray will include all sorts of “deleted scenes,” one being a part featuring Maz Kanata and her “watering hole that’s been around for a thousand years.” Collider.com sat down with Neal Scanlon (CFX and SMUFX Creative Supervisor), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Roger Guyette (VFX Supervisor ILM) and Patrick Tubach (VFX Supervisor ILM). I’ll post some of the interview, but make sure to check out COLLIDER to see the rest of them…
CHRIS CORBOULD: There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling.
From my point of view, [that] worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it. That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well.