There’s been a breakthrough in the case of Jyn Erso vs. TIE fighter: the chief suspect has admitted the incident in question never took place.
You may remember the scene from multiple trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Jyn walks along an aerial platform on Scarif, blaster in hand, when a TIE fighter pops up at point-blank range.
It’s a profoundly arresting image that indicated a “how does she get out of that?” showdown.
But in the movie, the TIE was effectively airbrushed out; Jyn was simply walking towards a control panel that would help her upload the Death Star plans to the Rebel fleet. So fans naturally wondered: was the TIE showdown part of one of the movie’s many alternative endings? Read more…