If George Lucas can put out a "Special Edition" of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, making visual and audio alterations to the original 1977 film, HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) can do the same with How Star Wars Episode IV Should Have Ended.
HISHE originally released their Episode IV video in March 2007. It was the third video in their animated webseries and currently has over 11.5 million view on their official YouTube channel. However, to celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, HISHE has put out a new "Special Edition" that features dramatically better animation and audio quality, as well as additional scenes.
"Years ago the classic Star Wars HISHE caught the eye of the internet and was the episode that launched our channel into life," HISHE posted. "It holds a very special place in our hearts. But as the years passed we started seeing requests for a 'special edition' since the original didn't quite match the style of our later HISHE episodes. And since it's Star Wars season, we thought now would be a fun time to give the old episode the George Lucas updates she deserves. Enjoy!"
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.