Newswire: Rogue One writer didn’t think Disney would be cool with the depressing ending
This post contains discussion of the end of Rogue One, a movie which came out in December.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made the bold choice to kill off every single one of the main characters in the final battle to get the plans for the Death Star. Given that the likes of Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor don’t show up in George Lucas’ original films, it made sense, but it was also striking in its grimness.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, screenwriter Gary Whitta, who has a story credit on the film, said he and director Gareth Edwards always wanted to have their heroes bite the dust. But they assumed that the Disney machine wouldn’t allow that, what with its desire for unending sequels and the hope that children don’t leave the theater fully traumatized. “We always felt that it was the right thing …