The first ever Star Wars spin-off, , will serve as a sort of prequel to (1977). Rogue One, which was scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 16, will lead into the first 10 minutes that take place before A New Hope, taking us back in time between Episodes III and IV.
This opens the door for some kick-a$$ post-credit scenes…
The plot reportedly focuses on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. They must before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s cruel rule, yet the plans end up in Princess Leia’s possession, who then hands them over to R2-D2.
In case you’re in need of a friendly reminder, at the beginning of A New Hope, Darth Vader kidnaps Princess Leia in an attempt to find out where the plans are. This presents us with an array of potential post-credit scenes to brainstorm, such as:
A continuation of the narrative in the form of a cameo where we see the group of rebels from Rogue One hand the plans over to Princess Leia.
They could even show Darth Vader take over the Tantive IV, which is the spaceship Princess Leia is on at the beginning of A New Hope when she gets kidnapped.
These options are unconfirmed, of course, but they might decide to mess with the audience by offering an alternative beginning to A New Hope.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Alden Ehrenreich was cast as a young version of Harrison Ford’s role as Han Solo. The gives the opportunity for him to make a cameo appearance, particularly in the post-credit scene as he was not originally integrated into the script.
After watching director Gareth Edwards’s highly-anticipated first cut, Disney executives were left disappointed. As a result, the production company will have to splurge on an additional month of reshooting in July. Because of the connection between these movies, the execs believe that remaining consistent and cohesive in terms of tonality is crucial.
Their rationale for subjecting themselves to a reshoot is that the tone simply didn’t match, making Rogue One feel more like a war movie instead of a member of the Star Wars franchise. The goal will be to alleviate the tone by adding more light-hearted and humorous scenes. (This also presents another opportunity for a funny post-credit scene.)
It is not uncommon to go back to shooting in order to fix certain plot holes or inconsistencies. This is particularly the case when the bar is set as high as a Star Wars movie, considering the last one’s major success. not only had fabulous reviews, but it grossed over $2 billion worldwide.
The cast, which includes Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna, had been pre-warned of the possibility of a reshoot, knowing how important it was to achieve perfection for all the fans.
What would you like to see happen in the post-credit scenes?
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