Rouge One screenwriter Gary Whitta said:
I thought having Evazan and Walrus Man was a little too much.
I very much agree.
And about the “transmissions vs. Data Tapes” debate, it make sense to me that both happened. They beamed the plans via “several transmissions” and then the crew downloaded that data onto tapes. Maybe I’m missing something (I’ve only seen R1 once), but I don’t see any problems there.
I have seen a few threads out on other boards where people say Rogue One messed up because the death star plans were transmissions - and not data tapes, and also the reverse
Yeah, those are the people I’m talking about. I thought the film handled this just fine.
I would have loved to see them running across the beach with the plans to a transmissions tower though. Seems there are other things that could have been cut so that this would have fit. Maybe not though.
Same here, especially the beach running scenes, stormtroopers in the water etc, and the Rebels running towards the AT-ACTs 😃
I’d love to see more of scenes Donnie Yen referred to in a recent instagram post too - though that seems unlikely (https://www.instagram.com/p/BRPmCvthYwi/)
So, with the digital download available today, the total length combined of all the special features (minus the Target exclusives) has been reported as just 1hr 8mins. That’s pityful.
Sad to hear - doesn’t seem a lot at all. Given the poor dvd/blu ray covers, lack of deleted/alternative scenes, commentaries, and now very brief special features - this seems lazy and underwhelming work for a film that deserves more.
To be honest, mate, the more I hear from about (I’m paraphrasing Gareth Edwards here) ‘the marketing people wanting the TIE Fighter scene on the balcony with Jyn - despite we told them it wasn’t going to be in the film’ comment the more I think well… are future trailers and adverts etc also going to show scenes that aren’t from the future films too?
Because if that is the case, they are deceiving us, and we - as fans - deserve a little more than that.