Rogue One is homeward bound.
Most intriguing from the list of bonus features is an “Epilogue: The Story Continues” featurette that promises a look ahead to future Star Wars movies. With The Last Jedi due next year and the young Han Solo film currently shooting, there could be some major teases and revelations here.
Missing from the list: deleted scenes. It is widely known that Rogue One underwent heavy final-act reshoots that significantly detoured from that part of the story. We have yet to find out exactly what that untraveled narrative path may have looked like, and it seems fans may have to wait a little while longer to explore it.
There also doesn’t appear to be director’s commentary from Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), although J.J. Abrams waited until the 3-D Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens to deliver his own.
Here’s the new Blu-ray promo for Rogue One, with Lucasfilm’s descriptions of the bonus features below:
-A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
-Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
-Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
-K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
-Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
-Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
-The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary… and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
-Visions of Hope: The Look of Rogue One – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
-The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
-Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
-Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
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