Watch the End of ‘Rogue One’ Segue Straight into ‘A New Hope’

As you assumedly know, having just clicked a link about the end of Rogue One, the recent Star Wars spin-off prequel dovetails neatly into the original Star Wars—in substance if not in style. In the closing moments of Rogue One we see the Death Star plans get handed off to Princess Leia, who attempts to escape in her ship; as A New Hope opens, that same ship is being boarded by Darth Vader, who seeks to reclaim those plans but is already sick of doing all the cool Force shit he was doing five minutes prior. Now, thanks to this edit from Barre Fong (via), you can see those scenes connected as smoothly as CGI Leia’s not-quite-right face. What a midi-chlorian rush!

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Except it doesn’t answer the question of how C3PO and R2 teleported back onto the ship when they weren’t on it earlier, nor does it address the simpler question of why she wasn’t just wearing a veil (since she would have just finished the hologram message) to get around the uncanny valley problem.

    • DrZanz

      Not following any of that mate, pretty sure you have your timelines mixed up.
      The droids didn’t teleport BACK anywhere… This is the first time we see them.
      She records the message after the CG recreation… So that part was done with Carrie Fisher. No need for CG after the ‘Hope’ line.

      • Jeremy Tilton

        The droids were left at the rebel base in Rogue One. They have a brief (unnecessary) cameo when the ship that should be containing them is leaving the planet.

        • DrZanz

          Aah yes, of course. Forgot about that. Is it possible the rebels could have brought the droids with them when they came to provide backup to the rogue one team?

          No real reason to have done so I guess, or to have put them on Leia’s ship I suppose. Although they are hers…

          • Jeremy Tilton

            I’m sure there are solutions, but they never really bothered to explain. Plus I am having a hard time remembering specifics of the last 20 minutes or so, I was getting pretty drunk by then.

        • AdamCoates

          I think that cameo included Threepio saying something like “Oh, we’re going here now.” They belonged to Captain Antilles (not Wedge, forget the other guy’s name) so it makes sense that they’d be there if Tantive IV was his ship.

          Still, as much as I like that it goes into A New Hope, the way they didn’t make a very sneaky getaway, and Vader was right on top of them. Their playing dumb when he boards their ship makes them look actually dumb for thinking that would work. They were practically caught red-handed.