In case you’ve not seen Rogue One:A Star Wars Story – really? – here’s a big fat spoiler alert. Everybody dies. They all perished in the Battle of Scarif; an ending with guts but also the right one as well.
But the way they died changed while the film was in development and actually being written. And actor Alan Tudyk, who played the deliciously sarky droid K-2SO, has revealed that in the first version of the script, he was destined to be killed by arch villain Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). In the end, he was bumped off by unnamed Stormtroopers.
In that first storyline, he was also unarmed and pretty much defenseless, but Tudyk admitted to being delighted that his character eventually got a blaster. Given his skill with a weapon, it’s amazing he doesn’t have one throughout the film. He’s a crack shot.
So his original death didn’t end up on the digital equivalent of the cutting room floor. It was never filmed in the first place, so don’t waste your time looking for it on YouTube or in the extras section of the forthcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release. It’s not there.
Rogue One:A Star Wars Story is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 10th April.