Exclusive: J.J. Abrams explains that fateful ‘Force Awakens’ meeting

On October 8, 2016, USA Today received an exclusive clip of the Director’s Commentary from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The article reports Abrams’ commentary on a scene from the film that has had fans debating.  The article acts as a sample of the biggest reason to buy this new Blu-ray as well as to remind the readers of the franchise’s next installment in December 2017.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/10/17/jj-abrams-star-wars-the-force-awakens-exclusive-commentary/92299234/

Ava DuVernay advised J.J. Abrams on the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens lightsaber battle

While JJ Abrams’ vision for Star Wars was well received globally, the director revealed he sought the help of a fellow director during the intense hero vs villain battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.  Ava DuVernay suggested to Abrams that he include an intense close up of actress Daisy Ridley’s face and Abrams reshot the scene after the advice.

Date: October 20 2016

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/20/ava-duvernay-jj-abrams-star-wars-force-awakens-lightsaber-battle?iid=sr-link2