Ben Mendelsohn: ‘Rogue One’ Could Have Been ‘Enormously Different’

“We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it,” said Mendelsohn

Actor Ben Mendelsohn says “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” could have turned out very differently.

In an interview with Collider, the actor who played the diabolical Orson Krennic said many scenes were shot in different ways.

“We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it. So should they ever decided to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things. And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes,” he said.

He said there were “enormous differences within I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes.”

Director Gareth Edwards has been upfront about the many changes to “Rogue One,” telling Empire that the film originally had a different ending than the one you’ll see in theaters.

“Rogue One,” which follows Jyn Erso (Jones) on a journey to steal her father’s plans for the Death Star, has made $375 million at the domestic box office since its Dec. 16 release date, making it the third-biggest North American release of 2016.

Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” spinoff features a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen and Riz Ahmed.