Warning: spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead.
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards went through a lot effort to include two particular cameos in the film.
In the new film, Garven Dreis/Red Leader (the late Drewe Henley) and Jon Vander/Gold Leader (Angus MacInnes) show up looking exactly like they did nearly 40 years ago in the original Star Wars. While speaking to RadioTimes, Edwards revealed that he was able to pull these scenes off by finding unused footage from Star Wars discovered in the archives at Skywalker Ranch.
Explained Edwards, “We’re walking around, and doing all the cool things and looking at the Millennium Falcon and trying on Han Solo’s jacket and things like that, in the back at the bottom was all these cans of film. And we said ‘what are they?’ and they said ‘Oh, it’s Star Wars.’”