There’s clearly been some material cut from of Star Wars: The Force Awakens: and J.J. Abrams was asked if that means that there’ll be an extended cut of the film when the DVDs hit.
According to Abrams? There’ll be some deleted scenes on the DVD, but there’s no plans for an alternative cut:
“There will be deleted scenes, but not an extended version,” Abrams told us after his panel for his upcoming Hulu series 11.22.63 at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills.
We also asked what was the longest cut of the film before he edited it down to two hours and 16 minutes for theaters.
“I don’t know what the longest cut was,” Abrams said. “Probably, if it were with credits, close to two hours and 50 minutes was the first cut.”
Of course, we’ll have to see if that actually happens: Star Wars has its own new cuts, so maybe this new trilogy will come with a ‘Special Edition’ in 2035. In the meantime, there’ll certainly be some fan cuts that’ll surface on the internet as soon as the films hit stores.