Vader Kills Off Major Rogue One Character In Alternate Ending

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In two days time Star Wars fans are finally going to see the digital HD release of last year's epic Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and writer Gary Whitta and director Gareth Edwards have been busy oiling the hype by talking about the different secrets of the film.

Yesterday Whitta revealed the lighter, alternate ending he had created in case Disney disapproved of their grim finale for the film.

TodayWhitta expounds on the alternate ending a little bit more, revealing on Comicbook what would have happened had Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) made it out of Scariff alive. Surviving the Death Star blast, this is what happens to him right after:


"They tore him out of the rubble and they brought him back," Whitta said. "When they're going over the ruins, he somehow survived… It's a bit of a reach, which is why it isn't in the finished film."

"He survived the blast and they pulled him up and brought him to the Star Destroyer to report to Vader," Whitta said. "He's all beat up, his cape's all torn up and stuff, and he thinks he has survived."

"Vader kills him for his failure," Whitta says.

Though Vader killing off Krennic would be another kooky choke joke for Star Wars fans, Krennic's death at the hands of his own creation is a better end to Rogue One's villain. Or would you rather have the director choking on his aspirations?

Rogue One's Digital HD release is on March 24 and its Blu-ray and DVD release hits on April 4.

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