A prolonged time ago, before “Rogue One” became the latest installment to a universe far, distant away, the sci-fi blockbuster featured a much happier ending.
In the strange book for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” several pivotal protagonists — including Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor — survived the final battle and done it out safely, the movie’s creators tell Entertainment Weekly.
But the filmmakers lobbied for what they believed would be a stronger finish, and they finished up getting the end that we saw in theaters — with all of the insurgent fighters tasked with hidden plans for the Death Star superweapon perishing in battle.
“The strange instinct was that they should all die,” screenwriter Gary Whitta told EW. “It’s worth it. If you’re going to give your life for anything, give your life for this, to destroy a arms that going to kill you all anyway. That’s what we always wanted to do.”
“But we never explored it given we were fearful that Disney competence not let us do it, that Disney competence consider it’s too dim for a Star Wars film or for their brand.”
In the swap chronicle of the movie, Jyn (played by Felicity Jones) and Cassian (Diego Luna) were picked up by a insurgent booster after they cumulative the information they needed, and before the Death Star broken the beach world of Scarif.
Darth Vader was then dictated to follow them and destroy their ship, but the characters emerged with their lives still intact, according to Whitta.
“They got divided in an shun pod just in time,” he told EW. “The pod looked like just another piece of debris.”
The tangible film finished with Scarif being broken while Cassian, Jyn and the rest of their group were still on it, moments after they managed to send the Death Star plans to the Rebellion to be given to Princess Leia.
But the “Rogue One” writers finished up pulling for all of the good guys to die, and eventually got their wish.
“The fact that we had to burst by so many hoops to keep them alive was the essay gods revelation us that if they were meant to live it wouldn’t be this difficult,” Whitta explained. “We motionless they should die on the surface (of Scarif), and that was the way it ended.”
“We were constantly trying to make all the pieces fit together. We tried every singular idea,” he continued. “Eventually, by unconstrained growth you get by an evolutionary routine where the best chronicle rises to the top.”
The movie, which premiered in December, was the first standalone in “Star Wars” history, and the second given Disney purchased the rights to the authorization in 2012.
The next “Star Wars” movie, “The Last Jedi,” blasts into theaters on Dec. 15.