The TIE lie: ‘Rogue One’ director admits trailer scene was never real

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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…

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