Rogue One: A Star Wars was a film that already had featured a ridiculous amount of fan service. From Darth Vader to the Death Star and Mon Mothma, it was pretty much every hardcore fans’ wet dream. Believe it or not, it almost had another reason for fans to salivate.
In a podcast called La Fosa del Rancor (via Screen Rant), filmmaker Marcos Cabota discussed a friend’s audition for the flick. In the pages they read, they noticed a familiar name from the popular video game The Force Unleashed.
“In fact, they were talking about a Jedi, who then did not appear in the movie but did appear somehow … Rham Kota was in Rogue One, I can tell you, he was a blind Jedi. And what do we find in Rogue One? A blind user of the Force … In the script we had from Rogue One, before becoming Rogue One, it was Rahm Kota.”
Obviously, that blind Force user was replaced by Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Imwe to positive effect.
For those who don’t know, Rahm Kota was a Jedi character who had survived the Emperor’s infamous Order 66. He was blinded in the game, and the rest is history. Sadly, this is a story that’s no longer canon, but Disney always has the right to pick and choose aspects of the old Legends stories and plop them into their canon stories. Clearly, they almost went that route with Rogue One, but ultimately pulled back.
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