When we got the official details on the “Rogue One” Blu-ray coming out on April 4th, probably the most notable absence from the special features list were the deleted scenes. Well in a recent interview with Fandango, “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards explains why there are no deleted scenes included on the Blu-ray, and probably why we wont see them on any future release.
Here is what Gareth Edwards said about the lack of deleted scenes on the “Rogue One” Blu-ray from Fandango:
“There’s not an individual scene that you can drag and drop and put on a Blu-ray. There are little things that would come and go during the process of postproduction, but they’re not scenes. They’re more moments within the scenes or a single shot. So it’s impossible to be able to do that, and that’s why the decision was made.”
“The stuff people talk about, like what they saw in the trailer, they’re not scenes you can just put on a DVD. They’re moments within scenes and threads, and you pull a thread and it all changes. It was changing the whole time. It’s not like there was one version and then there was this other version — it was like this thing that incrementally evolved constantly through all of postproduction and didn’t stop until there was a gun at our heads and we were forced to release the movie.”
So there you have it. If we want to see any additional content from “Rogue One” that wasn’t in the final film, it sounds like we’re just going to have to watch all those trailers again!
Be sure to head on over to Fandango for the full interview, where Gareth Edwards talks about if there’s another version of the battle of Scarif out there.