With Rogue One’s DVD release on Monday 10th April we thought it was about time to let you in on some secrets from the film which you just NEED to watch out for in the release.
1 – Many of the new Storm Trooper helmets in Rogue One have been seen before in the Poe Dameron comic books.
2 – Blue milk (which appears to heal the injured) is first seen in the galaxy being endured by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope (which makes sense if it’s the sequel to Rogue One).
3 – There was a surprise cameo in Rogue One by Rian Johnson the director of the much anticipated Star Wars episode 8 The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson and his assistant can be seen standing next to the planet destroying Death Star.
4 – The animated Rebels series has been spotted in a few scenes of Rogue One, mainly in the final battle you can spot the Rebels ship ‘Ghost’ by its unique set of lights at the rear of the ship.
5 – Make sure you look out for one of the most famous lines in the Star Wars universe ‘I have a bad feeling about this’ which was originally said by Han Solo but has since been recreated by K-2SO (also said by Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and C3PO in the originals).
6 – The inside shots of the Rogue One squad running through the Empire Base was shot in Canary Wharf tube station! So all you film fanatics can look out for that when you’re next on the tube.
7 – C-3PO and R2D2’s quick cameo – in a scene set on Yavin IV in the Rebel Base you can see the two legendary characters having a chat.
8 – During a scene where Bail Organa and Mon Mothma are talking, Bail mentions his ‘Jedi friend’ who is in hiding, this is in reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
9 – At the end of Rogue One we see the transition into A New Hope, as Princess Leia is given the plans for the Death Star – which is right before the Empire captures Leia on Tantive IV.
10 – The prop department definitely had fun during the making of Rogue One, but did you notice the extra prop of a toy Storm Trooper? It’s held by a Death Trooper as they search Erso Farm which was left behind by Jyn.
11 – The story of Rogue One actually ended up coming from the opening credits of A New Hope.