I want to make it clear that I haven’t seen this piece myself. This isn’t empirical evidence for me, just a short anecdote from a source on a piece they glimpsed. None of the actors featured in the piece match up with actors rumored to be cast according to our source and we cannot say how important it is to the film, if at all.
Nighttime. Trees and bushes in the distance but you can see structures far out. In a clearing there’s a little girl outside a fence. Her family is on the other side. The father is shouting to the little girl and Stormtroopers are coming for them. Mom is crying, older son looks resigned. Little girl has one foot behind her as if she’s about to run. Stormtroopers had backpacks on with tubular riffles.
I can’t help but speculate that this is Felicity Jones’ character’s backstory. Or perhaps it is just something glimpsed in the film in a “why we fight” moment? When our friend told us about this I immediately thought about the 1980’s film Red Dawn:
I wonder if the backpacks on the Stormtroopers are like Sandtroopers or Flamethrower Troopers?
This does remind me a little of things we saw from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Rey as a little girl. It doesn’t appear those scenes are in the film but they served some purpose to the production. I absolutely believe our source that this piece exists but it is very different from the majority of the pieces being done for the film we have heard minor rumblings about so far.
We will have more in depth coverage of Star Wars: Rogue One soon.