SPOILER Was Originally Going To Be A Jedi In ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

SPOILER Was Originally Going To Be A Jedi In ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

<font color=red>SPOILER</font> Was Originally Going To Be A Jedi In ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was perhaps the most unique instalment in the franchise to date, but it has now been revealed that an earlier version would have made this character a former Jedi Knight...

Some Star Wars fans were disappointed to see not so much as a single Jedi in Rogue One, but many were glad that Gareth Edwards and company stuck to their guns and delivered a war movie not bogged down by too much mystical mythology. However, in The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, writer Chris Weitz reveals that an earlier draft of the script would have added a Jedi Knight to the adventure.

"For a long time in the story, there were Jedi around, even if only in the background," he reveals. "Jyn’s mother was a Jedi." That would have actually made a lot of sense, and helped further explain why Galen had abandoned the Empire. We did still get a hint of that when she gave the young Jyn a Kyber crystal, but that was probably a gift from her husband rather than a hint that she was a Jedi.
 
So, why wasn't Lyra a Jedi? "We thought that it would be more interesting to have a story without Force powers, without lightsabers. We could explore a period of broken faith, a galaxy without hope. There’s despair because the Jedi are gone – and with them, for many, even the memory of the Force. That meant our story could be about normal people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps."

Do you think Rogue One could have done with more lightsaber action or was Darth Vader enough?
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