Star Wars is not just your typical movie franchise or a TV series: it’s a religion. Producers and directors who come anywhere near this franchise make it a point to be extra careful about what they dish out to viewers. When the news came out that the franchise would release a new movie this December, it was clear that Disney and Lucasfilm would not leave any stone unturned to make it a huge deal. Moreover, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is not a typical movie in the franchise, so the producers have to work extra hard to make it palatable for the masses.
The producers have been quite guarded regarding any news about this movie; however, a lot of details about the Rogue One were shared by Entertainment Weekly, which also brought a lot of publicity for the movie. Before the EW features, there wasn’t much information released regarding the premise or plot of the movie: Rogue One was a black box. Now, fans have much more knowledge of what to expect from the legendary franchise.
Keeping with the tradition of the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One will have a strong female character: this time, played by Felicity Jones. Jones is currently one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, and it will be refreshing to see her portray the protagonist, Jyn Erso. Jones completely dominated the film’s first trailer; after watching her in fight sequences, it’s safe to say that she knows a thing or two about action, and she has done an incredible job in delivering those scenes. In fact, Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm, has called Jyn Erso the ‘Joan of Arc’ of Rogue One. Jones’ role will mark a whole new era for females in the Star Wars movies.
Rogue One has created waves by promising the fans one of the greatest villains of all time, Darth Vader. Of course, you got a glimpse of him toward the end of Revenge of The Sith, but that didn’t do anything for the audiences. Fans can expect the original Darth Vader in all his glory in this movie. James Earl Jones is rumored to make a comeback to offer his voice for this timeless character! At this point, it’s not completely clear how much screen time Darth Vader will receive, but one thing is for sure – Vader will appear in the movie as a Darth Vader like you’ve never seen before. As for how that will be executed is still not very clear yet though.
Another exciting character worth mentioning is Saw Gerrera; fans of Star Wars: Clone Wars know the character and cannot wait to see him in action. He is a hardened warrior and was introduced in the expanded universe. Saw Gererra opens up a large box of opportunities for future movies and speculations are already rife about the bright future the franchise can have if they play it right. He is already an interesting character who will add depth to the movie.
Star Wars fans can probably expect great things from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The producers have roped in the talented director Gareth Edwards for this first-ever spinoff of Star Wars. He is the man behind the 2014 box office success, Godzilla. The film will divert slightly from its typical charm, and will include elements like spies, espionage, plan thefts, and more. Edward brought a fresh take to the Godzilla franchise and was able to showcase the chaos in the city from the eyes of a man stuck in it. It will be incredibly interesting to see what new perspective he brings to the Star Wars Universe.
From the casting choices to the crew on board, the hype for Rogue One has left the fans in awe. With hype, comes high expectations, and we can only hope fans are pleased once the movie is released this December.