Rogue One: Ben Mendelsohn says an “enormously different” version of the Star Wars film exists

But will we ever see it?!

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Ben Mendelsohn, aka Orson Krennic in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has said that the many reshoots during its making would have made for an “enormously different” movie.

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“We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it,” Mendelsohn told Collider. “So should they ever decide to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things. And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes. 

He continued that there are “enormous differences within, I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes. There really would be. There would be enormously different renderings.”

This explains a lot, given that there’s a helluva lot of footage in the first couple of Rogue One trailers that didn’t actually make it into the movie: Jyn running across the beach, for example, or that bit where she faced off with a TIE fighter like a total badass.

Now we’re just left hoping that we might get to see all the possible versions on DVD. The force will be strong with that one.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars story is in cinemas now