Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the best additions to the Star Wars universe, and it’s fair to say that sci-fi fans across the world think that they know everything there is to know about the characters and the storylines that appear within the movie. However, there are a few secrets that the writer has since revealed, and some of them are pretty juicy.
What’s In A Name?
When Chris Weitz and Gray Whitta were writing Rogue One, this title wasn’t their first choice. The writing duo snowballed many names for this movie, and Whitta even put forward the idea of “Shadow of the Death Star.” However, they eventually went for something a little shorter.
No Admiral Ackbar
There have been countless Star Wars characters introduced to us over the years, and the timeline of Rogue One excited many fans of Admiral Ackbar. They assumed that this Mon Calamari soldier would make an appearance – and he did, to begin with. In the end, though, the writers decided to replace him with Admiral Raddus.
Leia’s Lines Were Cut
To show continuity between all of the Star Wars movies, Princess Leia makes an appearance at the end of Rogue One. Yet, she was actually supposed to appear much earlier on in the movie. Her lines were cut, though, and were instead given to Jyn.
The Starbucks Planet
When Gareth Edwards joined Rogue One as director, he was given the chance to name his very own planet – and the backstory behind Scarif is actually pretty funny. That’s because a Starbucks barista misinterpreted his name and wrote Scarif on his cup, and that name soon stuck. He knew that would be the name of his planet.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will forever go down in history as an important part of the Star Wars franchise, but it seems as though some things just aren’t as they were originally meant to be.