Kyle Newman, director of the upcoming Star Wars-themed movie Fanboys, said that the future DVD will include several extras, including a key deleted scene and commentaries by several cast members and producers.
"We have Kristen [Bell], Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Ernie Cline and Adam Goldberg, the writers, myself, Matthew Perniciaro, and there might be another producer," Newman said in a group interview in Los Angeles last week. "It's like eight people, so it's a very fun and colorful commentary. We're not just sitting around talking about filters and gels; we're talking about funny stuff that happened during the movie."
Newman said that the DVD would also feature a deleted scene that he wished could have fit into the film that references another fantasy classic. "There's a great scene where they pull up to the ranch and there's a door guard, who's played by my friend Dan Spink, who introduced me to Matt, who had the rights to the script," Newman said. "I feel like in all of these movies you have the threshold guardian, and he's the guy at the gate."
"He's got six fingers, but Sam's character tries to say that his nickname is Inigo Montoya," Newman explained, referring to The Princess Bride. "This guy shows up, and he's got six fingers. It just throws him for a loop, and they have this conversation about sixes. That was fun."
Newman added that viewers will see more material from the original director-fanboy, Kevin Smith, who has a small cameo in the theatrical version of the film.
"There's extended Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes stuff, which Kevin wrote," Newman revealed. "That was fun, so you see the full version of that. There's so much great behind-the-scenes stuff that I don't even know what was shot, because they were doing so many fun things off camera while I was shooting that, every time I had a break, our behind-the-scenes guy was doing all these great things with them." Fanboys opens Feb. 6.