Major Star Wars spoilers ahead!
Genius Vimeo user Barre Fong has seamlessly spliced together the last scene of Star Wars Rogue One with the beginning of A New Hope. It was only a matter of time before someone did this.
It’s well know that Rogue One is the prequel to episode IV. The end of the film sees Jyn Erso sacrificing her life to send a transmission with the plans for the Death Star to Princess Leia.
Darth Vader, hot on their trail, ruthlessly destroys the planet Scarif with Jyn and her fellow rebels still on it. He then sets his sights on Leia and her ship Tantive IV, capturing the princess and her compatriots. Jyn and Cassian’s actions help explain the urgency of Leia to give the precious transmission to R2D2 in the opening scene of A New Hope.
Such a smooth transition might not have happened, since it was recently revealed by Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta that there was going to be a very different ending where Jyn, Cassian and the rest survived Darth Vader’s attack.
With more Star Wars spin-offs confirmed by Disney over the next two years, we’d say everyone’s favourite epic space opera is close to an amazing completion, with more questions answered and secrets revealed.