Is anyone surprised that we've noticed all of the trailer shots seen in the movie and wondered what happened to them? While they ended up dying in the shockwave of a Death Star blast in the final movie, they would have been spared that fate when a Rebel ship picked them up from the surface of the planet. But one of Rogue One's writers believes that Star Wars films might not always be so reliant on the older characters that hooked many in the first place. Both Whitta and his successor as writer on the project, Chris Weitz, felt the team needed to die - and that the "writing gods" were making it hard for them to survive. Well, somebody's finally melded them together. "We told them, we feel they all need to die, and (Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy) and everyone else said to go for it".
"We always felt that it was the right thing to do, that these characters make the ultimate sacrifice".
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm will release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, along with the Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand release on April 4. Now, Rogue One's originally planned ending has been revealed, and today's Nerdist News is sharing the details!
In fact the mission to steal the Death Star plans are briefly mentioned in the latter film's opening crawl. For example, Whitta's draft made some plans for an opening crawl, but didn't include characters like Chirrut Imwe or Baze Malbus. Jyn and "Cassian" escape with the plans Scarif via a Rebel ship.
All well and good, until Vader pursues the shuttle and ultimately destroys it before turning his attention on Princess Leia's own craft. They jumped away and later [Leia's] ship came in from Alderaan to help them.
But the ending felt too ideal, too happy, to convey the struggles the Rebellion went through the defeat the Empire. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below... But as Vader's Star Destroyer ventures off to chase Leia's Tantive IV, we would have remained focused on the shuttle fragments floating in the vastness of space. So, Jyn and almost-Cassian were left to die on a beach in each other's arms. The two rebels would jettison in an escape pod - just like C-3PO and R2-D2 in the original Star Wars. The pod looked like just another piece of debris. "The ship-to-ship data transfer happened off Scarif".