We all know that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underwent extensive reshoots last year to help fix problems Disney had with the film, but according to one of the film’s stars, an “enormously different” version of the film still exists.
Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Orson Krennic, told Collider that the reshoots changed quite a bit of Rogue One’s story. “We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it,” he said.
“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.”
Mendelsohn claims that the scenes featuring these “enormous differences” number around “20 or 30.”
One of the key scenes missing from the theatrical cut that was present in the trailers involved Mendelsohn’s Krennic telling Darth Vader that “the power we are dealing with is immeasurable,” in reference to the Death Star. Come to think of it, we’d like to see any and all Vader scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor, especially if they involve multiple versions of his hallway scene. We could watch that one on repeat for days!