Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes home on digital HD on March 24, and Blu-Ray/DVD on April 4, and recently, the director of the film, Gareth Edwards, explained why there will be no alternate or deleted scenes….
After the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December of 2016, many fans left theaters wondering where all those scenes from the trailers were. Scenes like Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) wearing an Imperial flight suit and turning to the camera as a room lit up around her.
Or perhaps, the scene where our heroes are running across the beaches of Scarif, Death Star plans in hand, while AT-ACT Walkers fire at them.
According to an interview, Fandango held with director Gareth Edwards, there’s a good reason many of these scenes didn’t make it into the final cut of Rogue One.
"“There’s not an individual scene that you can drag and drop and put on a Blu-ray. There are little things that would come and go during the process of postproduction, but they’re not scenes. They’re more moments within the scenes or a single shot. So it’s impossible to be able to do that, and that’s why the decision was made.”"
Edwards goes on to say that Star Wars fans will never see the alternate versions of scenes like the battle on Scarif (seen above), simply because the visual effects were never finished on them. Still, though, as a diehard collector of Star Wars films, having a bonus disc full of these deleted and alternate scenes would be amazing. Regardless if the effects are finished or not.
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We want to hear from you: Would you want all the deleted and alternate scenes released in a special collector’s edition of Rogue One? Do you think Disney will do that anyway? Let’s discuss in the comments below.