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J.J. Abrams details what Kylo Ren does with his enemies

04.05.2016

Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits Blu-ray/DVD today and if you're not too busy diving into the disc's special features (check out our write-up HERE), director J.J. Abrams recently talked about some really cool background information regarding everyone's favorite radar technician. In the scene where Kylo Ren interrogates Rey, Ren removes his mask and slams it down in a tray filled with ash. So what was the purpose?

J.J. Abrams on the ash:

The backstory is, that that table has the ashes of the enemies he’s killed. That moment [when he places his helmet down] was actually shot for, and meant to be used in, the scene where he was talking to the Vader mask.

He originally had his mask off the first time we shot that scene. Then we re-shot it with his mask on, but we had that shot which I loved and thought was so cool of the mask being slammed down into that ash. So that shot was stolen from the scene that we had changed and put into the scene with Rey.

He used to place his mask gingerly onto a piece of the set, which was incredibly unimpressive. So this moment made it a much cooler beat.

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Pretty cool, huh?!? THE FORCE AWAKENS introduced us to two characters who are very strong in the force, yet inexperienced. I'm really looking forward to Rian Johnson's EPISODE VIII, at which point both Rey and Kylo Ren receive more training and hone in on their powers. In the meantime, the roller coaster ride that is FORCE AWAKENS is now available to enjoy at any time! "We're home", indeed!

Order STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Blu-ray/DVD HERE!

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6:29PM on 04/05/2016
yeh I think I slammed my hat down on the table when I got home after seeing this movie.
yeh I think I slammed my hat down on the table when I got home after seeing this movie.
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4:04PM on 04/05/2016
WHAT KYLO REN DOES WITH HIS ENEMIES

Loses fights to them while whining about something or other.
WHAT KYLO REN DOES WITH HIS ENEMIES

Loses fights to them while whining about something or other.
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4:49PM on 04/05/2016
Hahaha, I think "incredibly unimpressive" sums up the audience reaction to Ren by films end.
Hahaha, I think "incredibly unimpressive" sums up the audience reaction to Ren by films end.
5:22PM on 04/05/2016
TFA is the rare action movie where the villain's greatest loss isn't against the hero, but against his reputation :P
TFA is the rare action movie where the villain's greatest loss isn't against the hero, but against his reputation :P
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