Foster was recruited by JJ Abrams to put in writing the official novelisation for the movie, as he did with George Lucas’ authentic movie in 1976, which was revealed underneath Lucas’ identify however ghostwritten by Foster.
Chatting with Midnight’s Edge, Foster says he put a scene that hinted at a future romance between Daisy Ridley and John Boyega’s characters in his novel, which he anticipated to be expanded upon in 2017’s The Final Jedi.
“There have been a few issues in there, and a few issues that occurred subsequently that bothered me,” he revealed of the method of working with Disney on the novel.
“I’m going to let you know one factor they made me take out as a result of sufficient time has handed, I don’t suppose it issues,” he added.
“There was clearly the beginnings of a relationship between John Boyega’s character and Daisy Ridley’s character [in Abrams’ screenplay]. I anticipated to see that developed additional in Episode VIII [The Last Jedi], and nil occurred with it.”
Reviewing The Force Awakens upon its release, NME wrote: “Abrams has as totally captured the unique spirit as might be fairly hoped. The previous characters really feel like weathered variations of themselves, the brand new ones reside convincingly alongside them.
“And since we all know that is the beginning of one other trilogy – after which some, most definitely – Abrams offer you simply what you need on the finish: sufficient of a tease to make you begin anticipating once more.”
Elsewhere, Darth Vader has been voted as the greatest Star Wars villain of all time. In a ballot by the Radio Times, during which 10,000 votes had been forged for 16 baddies, the darkish lord of the Sith got here out on high securing 33 per cent of the ultimate tally.
Sheev Palpatine – performed by Ian McDiarmid – got here in second place on the record, whereas Darth Maul claimed six % of the votes as did Boba Fett, who lately returned to the franchise within the second collection of The Mandalorian.