3+ years on it’s hard to imagine Rogue One with anyone but the magnificent Admiral Raddus in charge of the Profundity, leading the charge against the Empire over Scarif, bt a tweet this week from Rogue One writer Gary Whitta has revealed that originally the Mon Cal in charge was a different character altogether (and a total legend).
Originally Ackbar led the orbital attack over Scarif but JJ had got to him first so he was replaced with Raddus. https://t.co/xJN6EBVF4T
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) January 21, 2020
It would certainly have been interesting to see a younger Ackbar, 4 years before Return of the Jedi, but who’d want to miss out on meeting the awesome Raddus? Fate took the right turn when J.J. took Ackbar for The Force Awakens.
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