Now, if you’re the one person out there who didn’t go and see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend, you may want to look for another article to read as this one is going to be pretty spoiler heavy. Those of you who did see the film may have noticed that several shots from the various trailers didn’t actually make the final cut, luckily CinemaBlend is on hand to show us which scenes these are.
The first item in their list is the shot of the Tie Fighter confronting Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso as she strolls along a catwalk to adjust the communications relay. Those who saw the film will know that this scene takes place in the film’s conclusion on Scariff but unfortunately the Tie-Fighter never appeared.
Another shot missing from the trailer involved Jyn facing an unknown foe in an imperial corridor whilst in disguise.
Possibly one of the biggest scenes in the trailer was Jyn’s badass moment which involved her exclaiming ‘This is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel’. However said scene was nowhere to be found.
The next shot on their list is a stunning shot of Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Krennic walking through the chaos during the battle on Scariff, complete with Dead Stormtroopers.
What seems like one of the biggest edits in the film appears to involves the character Saw Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker. Much of the footage in the trailer features Whitaker with a shaved head, which he only sports in the beginning of the film for a short scene. The final film wasn’t also kissing his line ‘”What will you do when they catch you? What will you do if they break you?”
Another scene cut involved Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO running through the imperial communication tower (actually a dressed up London Tube Station, but never mind) however the final cut never saw this happen,
The final final scene involves Jyn and Cassian running across a beach towards the attacking At-ACT’s, however in the finished film, these behemoths didn’t join the battle until they were already inside the communications tower.
It was rumoured that film went under a few reshoots, so it could be that much of the story ended up being changed. Given that most of these scenes came from the finale, it seems clear that this saw the biggest change. It’s unknown whether these scenes could become a directors cut or whether they can only serve as deleted scenes. We’ll likely find out when the film hits Home Media next year.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theatres now.
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