Jody Houser Puts The "Rebel" Line Back Into Star Wars: Rogue One

It was a line from the original Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, spoken by Jyn. "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel." The line was much commented on, cropped, and used in fan videos…

Fan art, such as this by David LaFuente

Jody Houser Puts The "Rebel" Line Back Into Star Wars: Rogue One



Although some weren't so keen on it.

"This is a rebellion isn't it?… I rebel" I hope this cheesy line is cut from Rogue One. It's not as bad as saying "I put the rebel in rebellion" but close. from StarWars

But its absence in the final version of the film was noted and commented upon. But recently, Marvel Comics published an adaptation of the movie as a six-issue limited series by Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso, Oscar Bazaldua, and Rachelle Rosenberg. And, in doing so, found a way to return the line in a different context. Just about. Ish.

Jody Houser Puts The "Rebel" Line Back Into Star Wars: Rogue One

A slight change in personal pronoun there. At the time of the movie, it was a line that contributed to a more sarcastic, less loyal, more maverick Jyn, one who had to be chained up by the Rebellion, and the change as a result of significant reshoots on the film. Here, at least, she brings other into the spirit along with her.

This scene is from issue #4, if you fancy tracking it down.

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