The very first fans are starting to get their hands on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens special features this week after they were released on digital download last Friday, and it’s safe to say the mass of details and behind-the-scenes secrets are keeping everyone happy.
A few snippets are of particular interest because they show what might have been – the ideas and characters that could have made it into the film but were eventually replaced – with some fans particularly keen on an earlier design of Darth Vader’s charred helmet.
Used by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) as a source of inspiration throughout the film, the finished version of Darth’s helmet was a very melted version of his formerly terrifying visage (see above) – but in this earlier design (below), the burned remains are a lot sturdier and perhaps even more unsettling.
We’ll leave it up to you to decide which wins the battle of the Darth heads, but bear this in mind – it would have been IMPOSSIBLE to stop John Boyega trying it on all the time if it had kept this much of its shape.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available for digital download now, and is released on DVD on the 14th April