Scarif Don't Like It: The Origin of Rogue One Planet Name
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards revealed the origin of the name Scarif, a planet he introduced in the movie. It turns out, it had less to do with inspiration, than a coffee barista spelling his name incorrectly.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Edwards describes getting inspiration from a misspelled coffee cup:
“I must have said, ‘It’s Gareth,’ and they wrote ‘Scarif,'”
He also discussed the reshoots, which, as I mentioned in a previous post, are very common and only seem to have benefited Rogue One. Reshoots tend to cause controversy, often unwarranted, mainly due to the fact that a few high-profile duds blamed their failures on reshoots and other tinkering.
Edwards is happy with his choices, too, telling Yahoo:
“If it leads to the result where people don’t shout at you from across the street and say you ruined their childhood, I’ll take it.”