Ben Mendelsohn Says an "Enormously Different" Version Of ROGUE ONE Exists

"We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it," the actor says.

We all know that reshoots happened with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" We also know that Gareth Edwards got pushed aside to make way for screenwriter Tony Gilroy, who got payed more than $5 Million for them. You don't get payed that much for just rewrites. Make no mistake about it, he was part of the film-making process. 

Reshoots are an infringement on the voice of the director and only result in a jumbled heap of incohesive scenes that independently look great, but, when combined, damage the original message and limit a developed story. Add in the fact that the original director got tossed aside for another one to take over and you're bound to have a lot of extra/unused material.


For more on the production mess of "Rogue One" click HERE

It is then no surprise that Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Orson Krennic in "Rogue One," mentioned to Collider about an 'enormously different' other version of the film:

"We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it,"

"So should they ever decide to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things. And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes.

“enormous differences within, I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes. There really would be. There would be enormously different renderings.”

Given that Disney has a rule of not ever releasing a "director's cut" or an "extended edition," chances are slim that we will likely ever see the version Mendelsohn is talking about, but one can only hope that Garth Edwards' ultimate vision could somehow find a way out and the director could get artistic justice for what he originally intended to show us. Mendelsohn sure is hinting at what could have been ....
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