J.J. Abrams Confirms No Extended Cut For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' On Blu-Ray/DVD

By Matt O'Bryant

Recently fans have begun to discuss the possibility of there being a extended cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens released on Blu-ray/DVD this June. Well it appears we can put those discussions to bed. Director of The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and confirmed there will be no extended cut of the film. While there are a lot of directors out there that love to give fans extended cuts of films like Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, and even George Lucas. J.J. Abrams is not that type of director and believes "that what the audience sees on the big screen is the final and only finished version of the film, we will ever see. Although he doesn't care about deleted scenes being in the bonus features of the Blu-ray/DVD.

From EW:

“There will be deleted scenes, but not an extended version,” Abrams told us after the panel for his upcoming Hulu series 11.22.63 at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

We also asked what the longest cut of the film was before he edited it down to two hours and 16 minutes for theatrical release.

“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.”
— J.J. Abrams