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Why Rogue One’s ending is even better than you think

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There were certain things we were expecting from Rogue One when we first saw it in December last year. We knew that it was about the Rebels’ stealing of the plans for the dreaded Death Star and would take place prior to the events of the original Star Wars and we hoped we might see a tiny glimpse of Princess Leia's spaceship, the Tantive IV. What we didn’t know though was quite how close, time-wise, to the beginning of Star Wars Rogue One would take us.

Now, some industrious fan has stitched together the final minutes of Rogue One and the opening minutes of the 1977 Star Wars and – what do you know – they dovetail beautifully. We particularly love the recreated Tantive IV and those original Rebel costumes making a welcome reappearance. In fact, it just shows quite how much effort was made to recreate the look and feel of the first Star Wars. Well done, guys.

It also gives us another chance to see that fantastically brutal Vader scene as he slices his way through a gang of Rebel soldiers and also that CGI-created scene of a young Princess Leia.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 10th April.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens at Cineworld on 15th December. Check out our theories as to who the Last Jedi is.