Rogue One Plot Hole Answered
January 26, 2017 By Jon Somers
If you’ve seen Rogue One, than you are aware of the final two minutes of the which show Darth Vader chasing Princess Leia into the start of A New Hope.
In it, she flees with the Death Star plans after a huge battle on the planet of Scarif — which all happens just minutes before the start of A New Hope.
But while her cameo wasn’t expected and a great inclusion, many fans of the films were left wondering why Leia was at the Battle of Scarif in the first place. Earlier in the film, Bail Organa made it clear to Mon Mothma that he was sending her (without naming Leia) to Tatooine to get Obi-Wan to ask him to join the fight.
Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo told The Star Wars Show that Leia was actually there by chance. Originally, because of her importance to the Rebellion, she and the rest of the crew of Tantive IV were supposed to be escorted by Admiral Raddus and his ship, the Profundity, to Tatooine. However, they were rerouted to Scarif once news of the battle broke. And, as Hidalgo points out, the Profundity was the only warship the Rebellion had so it had to join the fight.
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