Newswire: Ava DuVernay helped J.J. Abrams fix a Force Awakens lightsaber battle

Even as Rogue One prepares to shoot and sneak its way into theaters on December 16, Disney is getting ready to revisit its latest Star Wars success: The company will release a new 4-disc Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens, complete with a full commentary track from director J.J. Abrams, on November 15.

Yahoo! has an exclusive excerpt from said track, in which Abrams discusses how his old friend, Selma director Ava DuVernay, helped him build up the film’s final confrontation between nascent Jedi Rey and her nemesis, Kylo Ren. DuVernay—who Abrams has said he’d like to see direct a Star Wars picture of her own—looked at a rough cut of the movie, and suggested the addition of a quick shot showing Daisy Ridley’s face as she strikes the Sith Lord down. As Abrams notes, “It’s a little thing, but it really …

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