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Spoilers: Possible plot & character details for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

01.07.2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards Felicity Jones Mads Mikkelsen Donnie Yen Banner

Not much is known about ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, except that it will follow a rogue team of resistance fighters who attempt to steal the Death Star plans, but now Making Star Wars is claiming that they have new details on the story of the spinoff, as well as a couple of characters. The site was spot-on with several of their STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS scoops (hence the spoiler warning), however I would still treat this as just a rumor.

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According to the site (who says the following info is unverified, but they’ve heard it multiple times), Mads Mikkelsen is playing a Galen, a scientist that took over the Death Star project.

He solved several of the flaws the Empire could not and is sort of a revered person in the Empire for his contributions. However, Mikkelsen’s character is a Robert Oppenheimer-type character. Oppenheimer helped design the atomic bomb only to say, “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” The guilt “Galen” feels for his contributions to the Empire become too much and he defects, attempting to make things right. In order to do this, he enlists the help of his only daughter...

Apparently Felicity Jones is playing Galen's daughter, who "has to undo the devastation her family has unleashed onto the galaxy."

Although we already know the outcome of the mission, it'll be interesting to see how it plays out, and it seems the film is going to have a very different feel compared to the previous Star Wars movies. While at last year's Star Wars Celebration, director Gareth Edwards teased that the story will revolve around the fact that "God’s not coming to save us. We are on our own. And we are going to have to do this ourselves. We have to turn it around… It comes down to a group of individuals that don’t have special powers." What are your thoughts on these possible story and character details for the first of three planned standalone Star Wars flicks?

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is due out December 16, 2016, and the rumor is the first trailer will debut with CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.

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