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10 Secrets From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

As one of the most anticipated films of all time, and part of a franchise beloved for decades, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was heavily scrutinised. Fans from across the galaxy put the movie under a microscope, dissecting each second of footage until they’d discovered every Easter egg, allusion, and fun fact. Screen Rant reveal ten of the best in a new video.

It turns out the epic bromance between Finn and Poe was nearly cut short. Poe was originally set to die at the beginning of the film, but JJ Abrams rewrote the script so Oscar Isaac and his charismatic character could make it to the end.

And how about C-3PO’s red arm? The golden guy rocks it through much of The Force Awakens, then gets his classic look back at the end – but an explanation is never given for either. According to Screen Rant, the changing limb was the result of a dispute between JJ Abrams and C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels. Daniels wasn’t a fan of the red, so he struck a compromise with the director to restore the original appendage.

Also included in the clip: Kylo Ren’s table of ashes, a backstory for TR-8R, Captain Phasma’s gender-flipping history, Force ghosts, and more. Watch the video above then learn about the original trilogy’s biggest secrets.

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