Details on the Scene Between Darth Vader and Orson Krennic from Rogue One!


On Friday we posted an article about Darth Vader’s return in Rogue One, where we included an interesting bit of information about Vader’s scene with Orson Krennic that we got from one of our sources. The article was accidentally posted at the same time as our Catalyst review and the story got a bit buried in all the Vader talk. That’s why we decided to post the interesting part separately so we could hear more of your thoughts about it.



You can read the whole piece here.


And here’s the interesting part:



Darth Vader’s role in Rogue One


With Vader in the background, the central villain and chief antagonist in the film is Orsen Krennic’s character along with several other militaristic members of the Empire who eventually witness the firepower of the Death Star. The Empire is filled with backstabbing leaders who conspire to move through the ranks. Producer John Knoll brought this up at Celebration:

“There is a lot of palace intrigue going on in the Empire.” He said. “With people conspiring to move up the ranks and sabotaging each other, there’s not a lot of loyalty there.”







Our source is telling us that the reason Vader shows up in Rogue One for the pivotal scene that Kathleen Kennedy talked about earlier in the year is to confront the Director. The seen involves Vader and Imperial Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) having a heated exchange shortly before the Death Star fires upon the holy city of Jedha. This scene is going to be very interesting because Darth Vader usually is almost never in a hurry to confront anyone.

“He meets with Krennic to discuss the reason why they shouldn’t force their hand until the right time”




At this point we are not sure whether or not the Emperor sent Vader, although it’s highly likely that is the case. It seems that Krennic goes against the warning and eventually it leads to his own downfall. For the most part, this seems to match up with what director Gareth Edwards said in and interview with USA Today back in October.

(Krennic) “hits a brick wall in the hierarchy where they won’t let him in the club and it’s going to turn into a them-or-us situation: either Krennic or Tarkin and the others.” Edwards said.


We believe that this is where Krennic ends up failing.




Also, there looks to be two different scenes that Vader and Krennic have a discussion.


A bit of clarification. This info comes from the same source who told us the bits about the lack of opening crawl in Rogue One. According to him this scene was pivotal for the movie. That doesn’t mean that it’s the only one though. We just have to wait 25 days to find out.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters December 16th.


May the Force be with us!



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15 thoughts on “Details on the Scene Between Darth Vader and Orson Krennic from Rogue One!

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    My body is ready for ROGUE ONE. Not sure my mind is, but hopefully it will be pleased with what it gets. On the 14th 😀

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Krennic is as dead as a dodo by the time of New Hope.

    • November 21, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      who might strangle him using the force at the sound of imperial march?

  • November 21, 2016 at 12:01 am

    i’m definitely going to be disappointed if vader doesn’t do a little slice and dice with some rebs. but at this point the movie seems more than strong enough to over come that.

    • November 21, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Agreed. I’ve already set myself up thinking we will see very little of Vader. I do feel like it’s a HUGE missed opportunity not to see Vader in his prime wiping out some rebels. The timeline between ROTS and ANH will probably not be touched in a major movie ever again. With the Rebels tv show and now Rogue One there isn’t much left for Vader. I’m sure we will still get Vader material in books, comics, and other cannon though. Oh well who thought we’d ever see Vader on the big screen again as it is anyways. So I’ll be happy with what we get I suppose. As I said I’m not gonna set myself up for disappointment but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have hope for a surprise 😉

      • November 21, 2016 at 7:45 am

        Han Solo Spin off will be in that timeline…

        • November 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

          True, but I doubt Vader will play a role in the Han Solo films.

          • November 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

            true but it kinda ruins your argument that movies won’t happen in that time period anymore.

      • November 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

        I agree — MASSIVELY lost opportunity. We have ALWAYS wanted to see Vader in his Rebel-Scum-Killing-Glory-Days — and instead Pablo & gang are more interested in pushing Krennic down our throats.

        • November 21, 2016 at 11:34 pm

          Maybe you’ll be able to get over it, but we can only hope. America has truly fallen. Some dude didn’t have enough screen time in a movie, and this affects me on an emotional level. It’s okay to cry. /s

  • November 21, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I forsee Vader force choking this guy to death and showing him what ultimate power actually means and then walking away spitting out one of his infamous sarcastic lines. I see Tarkin being the one who sends Vader to get things back in order and not the Emperor.

    • November 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Exactly. See above lol

  • November 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I think Vader will warn him with the “emperor is most displeased with your apparent lack of efforts and does not share optimistic appraisal of the situation, don’t fail me again commander, the emperor is not as forgiving as I am…” [cue imperial as Vader walks off screen]

  • November 22, 2016 at 2:05 am

    If you read Catalyst you know what happens to Krennic and the setup for Rogue One. To me, it is a waste of a character if his fate ends quickly. He should at least show up in Rebels in Season 4 or 5. The type of potential in this character has is unlimited for an episodic TV series when Filoni is using his Clone Wars pet characters like Maul as villains or trying to suck Thrawn dry.

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