Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Original Ending Revealed

The version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we saw in the cinema is vastly different from the first draft of the film.

The original ending and plot points have now been revealed. It doesn't sound like these ideas were shot, so we won't be seeing these details in future deleted scenes or anything like that.

Bear in mind, spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be discussed in this post.

If you have somehow never seen the movie yet, click away. If you have seen it or don't care about spoilers, you can read below what the first draft of the movie was like.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, they got a chance to interview Gary Whitta who is the writer for the film.

The movie could have had a happier ending, although it would not have had some of the more popular characters that were added in.

Anyway, the original ending was going to see Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor survive at the end of the movie.

They send the Death Star plans to Princess Leia, but are being chased by Darth Vader. Darth Vader destroys their spaceship, but they survive by escaping via an escape pod.

If this happened, it would have been a continuity issue.

If they did survive, it would have been hard to explain why they were absent in the other Star Wars movies. They would have been super helpful if they were still alive somewhere.

K2-SO was still going to die in the original script.

It was also mentioned that the trio of Baze, Chirrut, and Bodhi weren't in the movie at all.

It's a good thing that the script was rewritten as those three characters ended up being very popular in the final movie cut.

In another Entertainment Weekly interview, Whitta revealed another spoiler for an alternate outcome.

Darth Vader was initially going to kill Orson Krennic at the end of the movie. In the actual final cut of the movie, he is killed by the Death Star itself.

Anyway, do you like the original script or the actual movie we got? It would have been interesting if two versions of the movie were made.

Too bad they were never shot as it would have been a cool bonus for the Blu-ray/home release.

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