'Rogue One' Blu-ray Probably Won't Address the Reshoots
But the story will still be satisfying as hell.
The official release dates for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story were announced Wednesday alongside a slew of bonus features bigger than an Imperial Super Star Destroyer. Rogue One will be released in digital HD March 24 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand April 4. The world will soon be able to relive the hope and heartbreak of Jyn Erso and her Rebel team taking on the Empire to retrieve the Death Star. But it looks as if these editions won’t be addressing the now-infamous reshoots that Rogue One underwent, changing large swaths of the story at the last minute.
While it seems audiences will get the opportunity to learn more about the individual characters on the Rogue One team — with interviews from Felicity Jones (Jyn), insight into Cassian Andor, and an exploration of K-2SO’s origin — the story looks to be staying the same. No mention of deleted scenes or an extended cut is mentioned in the official press release. So Star Wars fans might have to wait for a director’s cut later on to get any extra content.
The official press release from StarWars.com reveals that the extra features will include:
A Rogue Idea — Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept — and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars standalone films.
Jyn: The Rebel — Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
Cassian: The Spy — Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance, and passion.
K-2SO: The Droid — Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills — Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary — Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
The Empire — Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary … and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” — The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
The Princess & The Governor — See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope — as well as one of her most memorable foes — back to the screen.
Epilogue: The Story Continues — Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
Rogue Connections — Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in digital HD March 24 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand April 4.