'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Almost Had A Lot More Cameos!

Lawrence Kim
March 26, 2017

If you've been waiting for your chance to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the comfort of your own home, that time is now upon us.

Now, thanks to several crew members doing the rounds to promote the movie's digital debut, fans have learned exactly what the original ending entailed - as well as the draft story arcs that could have altered the course of upcoming films.

Screenwriter Gary Whitta recently explained that he and the other writers chose to hold back when it came to featuring older characters.

One of Rogue One's villains, Director Orson Krennic, could have met an even grislier end.

A candle of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia is seen following a public memorial for Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles California
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Almost Had A Lot More Cameos!

"And the last jump [to lightspeed] they do, they try to get lost in the traffic that's around Coruscant", Knoll said. "They were just little things that we put in there". "Surely, they should all die, right?"

"We were constantly trying to make all the pieces fit together. Eventually, through endless development you get through an evolutionary process where the best version rises to the top".

Obviously, it is detected, but Jyn and Cassian realize that whether Vader catches Leia's ship or not, they will inevitably be tortured for information by the Empire and could reveal the Rebellion's secrets, potentially leading to its destruction. This was all fairly run of the mill, but once Darth Vader, with his now-iconic look and voice, came onto the scene, Star Wars fans were born. But that, too, was changed.

When Whitta first wrote the script, he allowed Jyn Erso and Cassian to live. This alternate ending also explains why Jyn and Cassian aren't in other Star Wars movies, but it would have opened it up for appearances in future films. Well, trust in The Force, because you're about to get that excuse.

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