Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director recently spoke at the 2017 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and revealed the origin of the Empire’s construction planet — Scarif….
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes home on Blu-Ray/DVD on April 4, and before that, on digital HD on March 24. While Star Wars fans anxiously await the home release of the very first Star Wars standalone film (which was a smashing success worldwide), the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, spoke at the 2017 South by Southwest festival in Autin, Texas, where he revealed how the name for the Imperial planet Scarif, came to be.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Edwards told the crowd at South by Southwest, that Scarif’s name came from a mix-up at the coffee shop:
"Edwards shared a few stories from the making of the film, including that the name of the planet Scarif from the film was the result of a misspelling of his name on a coffee cup. “I must have said, ‘It’s Gareth,’ and they wrote ‘Scarif,'” he said to laughs."
So there you have it. The name of the planet where the first Death Star was finished, the home of the Imperial war machine, the planet where our heroes all died valiantly and successfully attempting to transmit the plans of the Death Star to the orbiting Rebel Fleet.
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And, the location where ultimate and final battle of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story took place both in space and on the planet’s surface, got its name from a barista who misspelled Gareth Edwards name.