Kylo Ren and Rey lightsaber battle commentary by Abrams provides clues for Star Wars 8

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Kylo Ren and Rey lightsaber battle
Kylo Ren and Rey lightsaber battle

With the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D on Blu-ray this November, fans of the franchise were given a peek at what treats await in the release’s bonus material. Most notable was director J.J. Abrams commentary during the lightsaber duel between Kylo Ren and Rey, which not just provided viewers with a better understanding of the fight, but an idea of what to expect in the follow-up.

The clip, which was shared with Yahoo, details how Abrams came to adding one very important scene in the movie. Specifically, the part wherein Rey seemed to be pinned to the edge of the cliff by Kylo Ren, and suddenly mustered up her “Force” to lay the beat down on her rival.

“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, in her attack on Ren, have one really cool moment,” shared Abrams during the commentary. “Boom! It’s a little thing but it really connects you to her intensity.”

Thanks to DuVernay, the original cut saw the additional footage of self-reflection for Rey which also provided fans with more clues as to the extent of Rey’s powers.

“(Rey would) take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz had told her about closing her eyes and letting it in,” added Abrams in the commentary. “And so she has this incredibly internal moment that is extended in movie time where she basically feels it, accepts it, and is now ready to kick his ass.”

And with Rey seemingly unleashing the force within her, could this mean that she will have no trouble at all defeating Kylo Ren in a much-anticipated rematch?

If our answer would be based on Adam Driver’s clues about Star Wars 8, maybe not, as the actor has hinted that the follow to Force Awakens may be a parallelism of Empire Strikes Back, wherein Luke Skywalker saw him losing the upper hand (literally) to Darth Vader.

Nonetheless, fans are surely looking forward to Kylo Ren and Rey dishing it out, although this is unfortunately far, far away, with Star Wars 8 hitting theaters December 2017.

Photo Courtesy: Moto “Club4AG” Miwa/ Flickr

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