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Rogue One Ending Is Perfectly Fused With Original Star Wars Opening

Ben Migono / March 24, 2017

When Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out last December, it was a really exciting time because it answered a lot of questions we’ve had since the original Star Wars: A New Hope was released back in 1977.

 

 

As Star Wars fans, some have waited up to 40 years for answers, and the 2016 film directed by Gareth Edwards was a perfect fit, bridging the decades of questions with just over two minutes of the story.

 

 

The internet is a wonderful place, and a brilliant genius was able to blend the final minutes of Rogue One with the beginning of A New Hope in one seamless nine minute clip.

 

Credits to Edwards who did a phenomenal and incredible job giving us the perfect amount of footage to bridge the prequel to the original.

 

 

For years, fans have always found the beginning of the original Star Wars film to start rather abruptly with Princess Leia’s ship being boarded and taken over by Stormtroopers, then having Darth Vader storm the ship and strangling Rebel scum, but why did the original film start there? What happened just before? Where were they coming from?

 

With the final minutes of Rogue One, Jyn Erso and her band of misfit warriors had just finished transmitting the stolen Death Star plans which were being copied onto a disk. Then we see Darth Vader’s most bad-ass scene ever out of the entire Star Wars series, as he appears in the darkness being illuminated only by his red light saber.

 

 

As the rebels narrowly escape, and at the cost of many fighters dying at the hand (and saber) of Vader, we now see the urgency and the scary reality that the Empire was literally minutes away from retrieving those stolen plans. Those few critical minutes were able to buy Princess Leia just enough time to put the stolen plans in R2-D2.

 

After watching this clip you’ll love the entire story line even more, but it’s just a matter of time before this video link will be taken down, so until then, may the force be with you.