Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released as a digital download on March 24, and on blu-ray and DVD on April 4, 2017.
Spoiler alert, by the way, although if you're interested in knowing about this movie's deleted scenes and you still haven't actually seen the theatrical release, you're making some very odd life decisions.
On Jyn originally being a Rebel soldier: "In fact, some of the toys that are sold still say Sgt. Jyn Erso".
This scene, however awesome as it may have been, wouldn't have made much sense.
I think the version we saw on screen was the superior version. "We decided they should die on the surface [of Scarif], and that was the way it ended". "It's worth it. If you're going to give your life for anything, give your life for this, to destroy a weapon that going to kill you all anyway". It was the adult version of Star Wars that I've always wanted to see, the one where the good guys don't always win (or at least live).
Yesterday we brought you word of an alternate ending for Gareth Edwards'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that would have ultimately been a happier fate for our Rebel heroes; today brings details of another alternate scene that did not end so well for an Imperial officer.
Those who have seen the film know that, at the very end of the mission to steal the Death Star plans, Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian Andor and the rest of the rag-tag crew all perish in one way or another. Edwards and his team went to Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, and got the permission to go for the bleak conclusion that ultimately made it to the silver screen; "The fact that we had to jump through so many hoops to keep them alive was the writing gods telling us that if they were meant to live it wouldn't be this hard", Whitta added. It doesn't feel depressing. Unless they find a way to get Jyn Erso back? It's a gauntlet that they're handing to Princess Leia. "Eventually, through endless development you get through an evolutionary process where the best version rises to the top".
"The fact that we had to jump through so many hoops to keep them alive was the writing gods telling us that if they were meant to live it wouldn't be this hard", said Whitta. It was also one of the more recent Disney movies that allowed every one of its main cast to die, picked off one by one in fact until we got that beach ending scene.