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10 secrets you missed while watching ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Published Apr 12th, 2016 10:37AM EDT
Star Wars The Force Awakens Secrets
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Following in the footsteps of the original trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t feature an especially complex story. A girl who was abandoned by her parents finds herself in the middle of a galaxy-spanning adventure while the remains of an evil empire rise from the ashes and attempt to regain power.

But despite the simple story, the movie is still holding on to plenty of secrets.

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In their latest video, Screen Rant explores ten of the most shocking secrets about The Force Awakens, from behind-the-scenes decisions that changed the way the story played out to plot details that weren’t thoroughly explained.

The most interesting tidbit might be the first: Luke was intended to play a much larger role in the first episode of the new trilogy, but the screenwriters couldn’t find a way to fit him in without overshadowing Rey, Finn and Poe.

Speaking of Finn, the character was originally described as a space pirate, similar to Han Solo in A New Hope. Thankfully, writer Lawrence Kasdan piped in and suggested that Finn should instead be a First Order stormtrooper who defects to the side of the good guys. I think we can all agree that this was a change for the better.

Want to know more Force Awakens secrets? Watch the video below:

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.