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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: Details on Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One.


The director for Rogue One (2016) recently sat down at Celebration to discuss his endeavors with Pablo Hidalgo, Kiri Hart, and Kathleen Kennedy.


  • Josh Trank could not join the panel due to feeling under the weather. (See his tweet below.)
  • The stand-alone movies are meant to explore new aspects of the universe. The movies are described as ‘Anthology Films’.
  • Gareth Edwards walked on and described his favorite moment. It was the TFA trailer.
  • Edwards revealed the teaser for the movie, which featured a forest planet, Obi-Wan’s monologue about the Dark Times, a shot of the Death Star, and audio of several Rebels screaming.
  • The plot of the movie revolves around the plan to steal the plans of the Death Star. It takes place shortly before ANH.
  • The movie places emphasis on the absence of the Jedi. It also revolves around moral ambiguity. Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Zero Dark Thirty were mentioned as influences.
  • A concept art piece involving several Rebels escaping from a dropship and leading an assault in the rain.
  • The movie is about an ensemble. Felicity Jones plays a vulnerable Rebel soldier.
  • John Knoll, who came up with the story, walked on stage.
  • Kathleen Kennedy knew that she was opening the floodgates with approving of Knoll’s idea, but she thought the idea was too good to pass up.