Star Wars writer Alan Dean Foster said Disney told him to remove any romantic scenes between Finn and Rey in its 2015 novel of The Force Awake.
Foster was hired by JJ Abrams to write the official novella for the film, as he did with George Lucas ‘original film in 1976, released under Lucas’ name but ghost-written by Foster.
Speaking to Midnight’s Edge, Foster says he added a scene to his novel that suggests a future romance between Daisy Ridley and John Boyega’s characters, which he expects to expand in The Last Jedi 2017.
« There were a few things in it and a few things that happened later that bothered me, » he revealed the process of working with Disney on the novel.
« I’m going to tell you one thing that got me out of the box because enough time has passed. I don’t think it matters, « he added.
« There was obviously the beginning of a relationship between John Boyega’s character and Daisy Ridley’s character [in Abram’s script]. I expected that to develop into Episode VIII [The Last Jedi], and zero happened with it. ”
When NME reviewed The Force Awakens after its release, he wrote: “Abrams has captured the original spirit as thoroughly as could reasonably be hoped. The old characters feel like weathered versions of themselves, the new ones live convincingly next to them.
« And because we know this is the beginning of yet another trilogy – and most likely some too – Abrams will end up giving you exactly what you want: enough fun to start all over again. ”
Elsewhere, Darth Vader has been voted the greatest Star Wars villain of all time. In a poll by the Radio Times in Jan.. 000 votes were cast for 16 villains, the dark lord of the Sith prevailed with 33 percent of the closing balance.
Sheev Palpatine – played by Ian McDiarmid – took second place on the list, while Darth Maul received six percent of the vote, as did Boba Fett, who recently returned to the franchise on The Mandalorian’s second series.
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