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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Rogue One Almost Featured A Bonus Darth Vader Scene

One of the best scenes in Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes at the end of the film, and sees Darth Vader making quick work of a group of Rebel soldiers. However, in one of the earlier versions of the film's script, the Dark Lord of the Sith was portrayed as even more sinister than the version we saw on the big screen.

Originally, the Star Wars spinoff featured a much happier ending that saw both Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor escaping Scarif with the Death Star plans. However, not everyone made it out alive. According to screenwriter Gary Whitta, Director Krennic also escaped the tropical planet.

"He survived the blast and they pulled him up and brought him to the Star Destroyer to report to Vader," Whitta said in a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly. “He’s all beat up, his cape’s all torn up and stuff, and he thinks he has survived.”   

Until he crosses paths with Darth Vader.

"Vader kills him for his failure," Whitta said.

That sounds pretty brutal and all, but we can't help but wonder just how Director Krennic was able to survive the blast from the Death Star in this version of the story. Oh well, it never made it into the final cut, so let's move on...

If you're looking for a little more Darth Vader in your life, be sure to check out this neat little featurette spotlighting the Dark Lord's role in the latest Star Wars movie...

Source: Entertainment Weekly
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