‘Star Wars’ VFX Artist Hopes ‘Amazing’ Creature J.J. Abrams Scrapped Finds New Home


Abrams cut a lot of crucial information from the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” theatrical cut (see all the backlash over Palpatine’s return and Rey’s father), but it turns out entire creatures that were handmade for the production were also left on the cutting room floor.

“Star Wars” visual effects supervisor Neal Scanlan recently told Collider about a monster called The Eye of Webbish Bog that was built for “Rise of Skywalker.” The monster, which is included in Rae Carson’s upcoming novelization of the film, was to be featured in a scene in which Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) hunts for the Sith Wayfinder.

The Eye is described as “a spidery Lovecraftian giant.”“I think it maybe was too lengthy an explanation for something that [director J.J.

Abrams] was able to explain in the movie much quicker,” Scanlan says about why the monster was cut from production.


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