The Death Star has touched down and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally in theaters! And while we expect the first Star Wars anthology film to do quite well this weekend and in the weeks ahead, we can’t help but notice that some of the most memorable moments from the various trailers didn’t make the final cut. Where’s Jyn Erso’s “I rebel” scene? And how did these missing scenes reshape the narrative of the film? Today’s Nerdist News is transmitting the hidden plans and investigating the details!
Before we go any further, please know this up front: there are major spoilers ahead for Rogue One in the video and the post, with the video going even deeper into the movie’s biggest secrets. If you haven’t run out to see it yet, turn back now!
Assuming you’re still here, it’s time to join host and Rebel pilot, Jessica Chobot, as she examines the missing Rogue One scenes and the changes that may have occurred during the film’s heavily publicized reshoots. For starters, Jyn may have initially had a different reason for joining the Rebels at the beginning of the film, and at least one of the toys suggests that Jyn’s fate would have also been changed.
We’re also quite curious about a shot of the Tie-fighter confronting Jyn near the conclusion which was also missing from the movie. Was Jyn originally outgunned by an Imperial pilot? Or did that ship have another purpose? Now that we’ve seen the film, we’re dying to see some of these lost scenes on the inevitable Blu-ray release or even the chance to read some of the early scripts. Make no mistake, we’re pretty excited about Rogue One in its current form, but we are all very curious about what it could have been, too.
What do you think about Rogue One‘s lost moments? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!