It was recently revealed that lot of things about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could have been different.
The film could have had an entirely different ending for one, an even bigger Jedi link and even a completely different character played by Riz Ahmed.
Now, director Gareth Edwards has dropped another bombshell, revealing that the name of Rogue One's main planet Scarif could have been very different, if it weren't for one Starbucks employee.
In an interview with CNN, Gareth Edwards opened up about the unlikely origin story of the planet Scarif, tracing the tale back to a chance encounter with a Starbucks barista.
"As a director, you're like 'I want to get my name in there', but how do you do it?" Edwards said.
"Gary [Whitta] was writing and he was naming loads of things. At one point he said, 'It's your turn to name something, Gareth'.
The improbable story of how Scarif was named is one of my favorite anecdotes from my time on Rogue One. And Gareth tells it well. pic.twitter.com/SdWep5A6aD- Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) March 24, 2017
"I was really looking forward to this. I'm like, 'OK, this is a big deal. I've got to pick a good name. What do you want me to name?'
"He said, 'The end planet. The whole third-act thing'. I was like, 'OK, let me think about it. OK, give me a moment'."
On this occasion, it seemed inspiration really did strike in the unlikeliest of places, as it was a pilgrimage to the nearest Starbucks that saved the day.
"I go over to get a coffee from Starbucks," Edwards added. "I'm thinking, 'What could be the name? It could be this. Maybe we could use that?'
"Then, at the very end, she gives me the drink and they must have asked my name and I must have said, 'It's Gareth,' but they heard 'Scarif'.
"They wrote Scarif on the cup and I was like, 'That sounds like Star Wars.' I went back in and I just gave it to Gary and went, 'It's called Scarif'."
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