The Big Rogue One Scene Hits Darth Vader Differently With A Blue Lightsaber


The Disney period of Lucasfilm has been, to say the very least of it, a combined bag. However one of the profitable moments on this new period of the Star Wars franchise was 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was the primary standalone entry within the long-running franchise that proved to successful each critically and commercially. One of the vital memorable moments comes on the finish of the film when Darth Vader completely tears by way of a bunch of Rebels to attempt to get better the Loss of life Star plans. However what would it not appear like if the person previously often called Anakin Skywalker had been holding a blue or inexperienced lightsaber throughout this sequence? We want not surprise.

YouTuber Yusi-D-Jordan determined to spend a while re-editing the climactic scene in query. Whereas conserving every little thing else the identical, they modified Darth Vader’s lightsaber from its signature pink to blue, very like the one Anakin used to make use of. Amazingly, this adjustments the texture of the scene fairly a bit. There’s something menacing concerning the pink lightsaber within the in any other case poorly lit hallway. There’s equally one thing unsettling, no less than most likely for hardcore Star Wars followers, about seeing the Sith Lord slicing his means by way of members of the Insurgent Alliance with a lightsaber that will be related to the Jedi. The identical factor is finished but once more within the video however with a inexperienced lightsaber, not in contrast to Luke’s from Return of the Jedi.

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It’s, if nothing else, a reminder of simply how impactful this scene is. Having James Earl Jones return to voice the character was necessary however we by no means actually received to see Darth Vader go off like that in a film. It was the subtext that all the time let folks know what he was able to. Director Gareth Edwards gave Star Wars followers definitive proof. Amazingly although, the scene wasn’t initially within the film and was solely added on the final minute.

As has been nicely documented, Rogue One had a sophisticated manufacturing that required a lot of rewrites and reshoots. Towards the top of the method, the thought so as to add one other scene with Vader was pitched. Amazingly, Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards had been capable of put this complete factor collectively just some months earlier than the discharge. In the end, that was the fitting determination as it’s arguably probably the most memorable scene from the complete film. And if it’s the final time we see Darth Vader in live-action, it is one heck of a send-off.

That stated, there have been rumors floating round that Hayden Christensen is about to look within the long-gestating Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence, which is at present within the works for Disney+ with Ewan McGregor reprising his position from the prequels. Whether or not or not we’ll get to see Christensen doing something this cool, even when it does occur, stays to be seen. Although the Rogue One scene, because it exists, could be powerful to high. You should definitely try the re-edit from Yusi-D-Jordan’s YouTube channel.

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