The one thing that I think we all can associate with Star Wars, even in that godforsaken prequel trilogy, is that you always know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is always that lingering feeling of hope laced throughout the trilogies that things will get better, that good will triumph over evil.
However, what happens when the hope is lost?
While talking to the USA Today about Rogue One, director Garth Edwards dropped an interesting tidbit about the direction of the film:
“Even though we’re not telling the story of Luke Skywalker, it was important to me that we capture the same themes and emotion,” Edwards said, explaining that the Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso is “not the person she was supposed to be” because of the intergalactic war between the Empire and the Rebellion. He added, “The film doesn’t unfold how you think. It’s not the same path as Star Wars.”
via The Hollywood Reporter
We all know that this film has undergone numerous reshoots to make sure that it gave off the original Star Wars “vibe” to it. However, with the knowledge that the film will go off the beaten path, it makes us wonder what else may have been changed to accomodate the direction Edwards wants to take us down.
Based off the trailers, we know that things won’t go swimmingly. Rebellions never do and in Rogue One, the rebellion is small. And, out of the cast of characters, Jyn Erso is the wild card. There are so many possibilities to how her story will end, especially since her primary motivation is to find her father. Knowing how Star Wars is with family members, most particularily fathers, this is a recipe for disaster.
What are your expectations for the film? Do you think that we will be taken down a dark path with Rogue One? What are your theories surrounding Jyn? Let us know in the comments below.