Foster was recruited by JJ Abrams to write down the official novelisation for the movie, as he did with George Lucas’ authentic movie in 1976, which was printed below Lucas’ title however ghostwritten by Foster.
Talking to 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 inform you 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 0 occurred with it.”
Reviewing The Force Awakens upon its release, NME wrote: “Abrams has as completely captured the unique spirit as might be moderately hoped. The outdated characters really feel like weathered variations of themselves, the brand new ones stay convincingly alongside them.
“And since we all know that is the beginning of one other trilogy – after which some, most probably – Abrams provide you with simply what you need on the finish: sufficient of a tease to make you begin anticipating yet again.”
Elsewhere, Darth Vader has been voted as the greatest Star Wars villain of all time. In a ballot by the Radio Times, by which 10,000 votes have 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 checklist, whereas Darth Maul claimed six p.c of the votes as did Boba Fett, who not too long ago returned to the franchise within the second collection of The Mandalorian.