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Small But Impressive Details In 'Rogue One' That Prove Its Underrated

Updated February 11, 2021 17.2k votes 1.9k voters 203.4k views21 items

List RulesVote up the most impressive 'Rogue One' details in the galaxy.

Everyone's cool until Darth Vader comes out in Rogue One. That scene alone could prove why Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the most criminally underrated film in the franchise. The amount of hidden details in Rogue One unravel like a love letter to tried and true Star Wars fans.

Between the attention to detail and the amount of deep cut callbacks, these Rogue One details are bound to impress even casual fans. Vote up the most impressive details from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

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    The Actors And Extras Were Told To Grow '70s Style Facial Hair

    From Redditor /u/PenguinFlapjack:

    In Rogue One (2016), director Gareth Edwards told the main characters and extras to grow moustaches and sideburns to give the film a 1970’s feel, and add a retro-futuristic aesthetic like the original trilogy did.

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    'Rogue One' Shows Why The Blue Squadron Didn't Attack In 'A New Hope'

    From Redditor /u/MovieUnderTheSurface:

    Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) originally had Red and Blue Squadron attacking the Death Star, but blue conflicted with the blue screens, so it was changed to gold. In Rogue One (2016), Red, Gold and Blue squadron attack Scarif, where Blue Squadron is destroyed, leaving them unavailable for the events in A New Hope.

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    They Used Actual Archive Footage From 'A New Hope'

    From Redditor /u/MatiVoyager:

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) used an archive footage from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

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    There's A Callback To Red Five From 'A New Hope'

    From Redditor /u/kenberto:

    We know Luke's call sign in A New Hope is Red Five. In Rogue One, the Battle of Scarif shows why the spot is open.

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