Fans who pick up the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DVD or Blu-ray on April 4 might be surprised to find that the disc won’t come with a reel of deleted scenes that have become the custom for physical media releases. (Studios, eager to prop up their ailing disc sales, still like to pack in plenty of extras.)
The difference with Rogue One? You’ve already seen the cut scenes. Sort of.
Speaking with Fandango, director Gareth Edwards explained that the scenes glimpsed at in the film’s original trailers are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they were too fleeting to make sense on their own. “There's not an individual scene that you can drag and drop and put on a Blu-ray," Edwards said. "There are little things that would come and go during the process of post-production, 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."
If you’re wondering why a TIE Fighter was flying vertically to confront Jyn Erso, or why the team of rebels was racing down a beach following their acquisition of the plans for the Death Star, you won’t find the answers here. If that puts you off the DVD, there's good news for those who prefer the digital route: Disney will be releasing the film for purchase via streaming on March 24.
[h/t The Daily Dot]