Every Rogue One Shot That Was In The Trailers, But Not The Movie

We’ve discussed this already, but just so you can see it all laid out, here’s a video by Vashi Nedomansky showing all 46 shots shown in Rogue One’s trailers that didn’t make it into the actual movie.


Some would have been reshot, others perhaps filmed only for the trailer as a promo, others still might turn up in a director’s cut (or 2027 re-release) but regardless, as I found on the weekend, the movie you end up getting is in some key ways different to the one we were initially sold.

Which, don’t get me wrong, is a good thing.

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My gut feeling (knowing about the reshoot rumours) walking out of that movie was that nearly all of the space battle stuff had been tacked on. The more I think about it, and see footage like this (where you can see Jyn running on the beach with the plans), the more I’m sold on that theory.

I bet the original cut had a LOT more explanation and development in the opening 1/3, and a LOT less space stuff (if any) at the end. But that this cut was just way too dark, so the kinda-triumphant star destroyer stuff was added in to make it a bit less grim.