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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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5:25AM on 01/08/2016
The only issue I see having with this movie is caring for the characters. If they have 20 new characters we have never heard of before it's going to be kind of hard to care when they get killed.
The only issue I see having with this movie is caring for the characters. If they have 20 new characters we have never heard of before it's going to be kind of hard to care when they get killed.
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10:32PM on 01/07/2016
lol I Read a post somewhere that basically disproves that his character helped redesign the death star into a working concept. If he designed it and knew everything about it. Why would he need his daughter to steal the plans if he is aware of an exhaust port that could destroy the death star lol
lol I Read a post somewhere that basically disproves that his character helped redesign the death star into a working concept. If he designed it and knew everything about it. Why would he need his daughter to steal the plans if he is aware of an exhaust port that could destroy the death star lol
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6:21PM on 01/07/2016
This is not a story I care about. They have a chance to the tell some great stories about aspects of the SW universe we never see and they decide to do this and a Han Solo prequel....what the hell???

I hope they don't ignore the prequels. Those planets we saw in episodes 1-3 exist. Coruscant is a great setting, let us see it again. It's last of Star Wars. I'm afraid they'll totally ignore that stuff when they should be blending it in, if they're doing prequels they're gonna have to. And the
This is not a story I care about. They have a chance to the tell some great stories about aspects of the SW universe we never see and they decide to do this and a Han Solo prequel....what the hell???

I hope they don't ignore the prequels. Those planets we saw in episodes 1-3 exist. Coruscant is a great setting, let us see it again. It's last of Star Wars. I'm afraid they'll totally ignore that stuff when they should be blending it in, if they're doing prequels they're gonna have to. And the only reason all the planets in the OT were either forest or desert planets was because they were limited by technology and budget' that's one thing JJ didn't seem to understand.
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6:47PM on 01/07/2016
So you want a story about Jar Jar Binks and his home planet? What a great idea.
So you want a story about Jar Jar Binks and his home planet? What a great idea.
10:54PM on 01/07/2016
Then don't care about this story all you want, I think there are plenty of people who do, me included. And I for one, and again there are sure to be plenty of others, are very happy that Disney are distancing themselves as much as possible from the prequels. As for Coruscant, yes it's an interesting setting, and if there's a perfect movie to see more of it it's Rogue One which takes place at a time when the Empire was in it's prime.
Then don't care about this story all you want, I think there are plenty of people who do, me included. And I for one, and again there are sure to be plenty of others, are very happy that Disney are distancing themselves as much as possible from the prequels. As for Coruscant, yes it's an interesting setting, and if there's a perfect movie to see more of it it's Rogue One which takes place at a time when the Empire was in it's prime.
11:51AM on 01/07/2016
I wonder how dark this is going to be.
I wonder how dark this is going to be.
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11:57AM on 01/07/2016
Bothans didn't die stealing the plans for the first Death Star.
Bothans didn't die stealing the plans for the first Death Star.
5:17PM on 01/10/2016
I'm going to guess that it won't be as dark as Gareth Evans initially hoped for/envisioned.

Disney changing the title to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was not a great sign. The blind monk warrior trope that they seem to be running with with one of the characters is also not a great sign. Some of the images from the teaser (that hasn't been made public in good quality) seem cool, although I don't find the above photo to be all that intriguing. We'll see.
I'm going to guess that it won't be as dark as Gareth Evans initially hoped for/envisioned.

Disney changing the title to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was not a great sign. The blind monk warrior trope that they seem to be running with with one of the characters is also not a great sign. Some of the images from the teaser (that hasn't been made public in good quality) seem cool, although I don't find the above photo to be all that intriguing. We'll see.
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11:46AM on 01/07/2016
I just recently watched man of uncle or whatever it's called. I wish they wouldn't have gone with this father-daughter trope, but I guess they need someone to be able to walk in the base without detection. And I guess they need us to feel for felicity when they kill her dad

I'm still excited for this though. Ppl are saying we know the outcome, but didn't they describe this like saving private Ryan? Almost all war movies we know the outcome - lone survivor?? They just gotta have a good
I just recently watched man of uncle or whatever it's called. I wish they wouldn't have gone with this father-daughter trope, but I guess they need someone to be able to walk in the base without detection. And I guess they need us to feel for felicity when they kill her dad

I'm still excited for this though. Ppl are saying we know the outcome, but didn't they describe this like saving private Ryan? Almost all war movies we know the outcome - lone survivor?? They just gotta have a good cast, which this does
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11:59AM on 01/07/2016
Actually, the opening of Saving Private Ryan leads the viewer to think the lone survivor is the Tom Hanks character, not the Ryan character.
Actually, the opening of Saving Private Ryan leads the viewer to think the lone survivor is the Tom Hanks character, not the Ryan character.
12:12PM on 01/07/2016
Excellent point. We know the ultimate outcome of every war movie. At least which country wins. What we don't know is what happens to the individual characters involved in the conflict. That's the focus.
Excellent point. We know the ultimate outcome of every war movie. At least which country wins. What we don't know is what happens to the individual characters involved in the conflict. That's the focus.
10:16PM on 01/07/2016
I actually meant we know USA won, and prolly save Ryan, not so much hanks character
I actually meant we know USA won, and prolly save Ryan, not so much hanks character
10:57AM on 01/07/2016
I find it strange that more people aren't excited as I am to see this. Don't you all realize we're going to get to see Vader again!? Alive!? Possibly fighting DONNIE YEN!!?? Come on, this is going to be fucking awesome. And a great excuse for the best villain Star Wars has ever had to be seen again. Even if Vader's only in one scene, it'll be enough to make this film better than The Force Awakens.
I find it strange that more people aren't excited as I am to see this. Don't you all realize we're going to get to see Vader again!? Alive!? Possibly fighting DONNIE YEN!!?? Come on, this is going to be fucking awesome. And a great excuse for the best villain Star Wars has ever had to be seen again. Even if Vader's only in one scene, it'll be enough to make this film better than The Force Awakens.
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2:32PM on 01/07/2016
I don't think Vader is supposed to be in it though. They came out already and said there's going to be nothing about the Force or Jedi's in this. It's a straight up military/heist type of film. I think all we're getting is soldiers from each side facing off against each other. Could still make for an entertaining time, but I wouldn't hold out hope of a Vader cameo.
I don't think Vader is supposed to be in it though. They came out already and said there's going to be nothing about the Force or Jedi's in this. It's a straight up military/heist type of film. I think all we're getting is soldiers from each side facing off against each other. Could still make for an entertaining time, but I wouldn't hold out hope of a Vader cameo.
4:20PM on 01/07/2016
Come on man, there's no way in hell Vader's not showing up in this. If not, that would be this biggest missed opportunity in film history.
Come on man, there's no way in hell Vader's not showing up in this. If not, that would be this biggest missed opportunity in film history.
5:21PM on 01/07/2016
100% Vader is in this. Studios are very smart. There's no way they are producing a film that takes place between III and IV and not including the saga's greatest antagonist, who is conveniently rising to power during this time frame. There's too much money to be made when every news headline in America reads "Darth Vader is back in theaters"
100% Vader is in this. Studios are very smart. There's no way they are producing a film that takes place between III and IV and not including the saga's greatest antagonist, who is conveniently rising to power during this time frame. There's too much money to be made when every news headline in America reads "Darth Vader is back in theaters"
7:55PM on 01/07/2016
I also hope we meet and see the demise of the red 3PO unit that C3PO was honoring by wearing his arm. I have a feeling the new trilogy is going to drop little Easter eggs that will be explaining in anthology films taking place before episodes 7-9. If so, could be pretty cool! I'm psyched.

I only wish the chose the more talented Gareth (of The Raid movies) to direct. Amazingly talented director. I hope he gets his shot with a major franchise.
I also hope we meet and see the demise of the red 3PO unit that C3PO was honoring by wearing his arm. I have a feeling the new trilogy is going to drop little Easter eggs that will be explaining in anthology films taking place before episodes 7-9. If so, could be pretty cool! I'm psyched.

I only wish the chose the more talented Gareth (of The Raid movies) to direct. Amazingly talented director. I hope he gets his shot with a major franchise.
1:55AM on 01/08/2016
Yep I as hopping that too, especially with Donnie Yen involved. We can only dream of what a Star Wars movie from the director of The Raid would look like.
Yep I as hopping that too, especially with Donnie Yen involved. We can only dream of what a Star Wars movie from the director of The Raid would look like.
9:50AM on 01/07/2016
I've said it before, I'm not crazy about the slate of these Star Wars anthology films. I think it's cool that Lucasfilm is going to open up the Star Wars sandbox and tell these one-off stories to help enrich the world of Star Wars. But it seems pointless to tell these prequel stories to things no one needs to know about:

(1) Rogue One is a prequel to a plot point in Episode IV. We know the outcome, they get the Death Star plans and go on to help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Death Star.
I've said it before, I'm not crazy about the slate of these Star Wars anthology films. I think it's cool that Lucasfilm is going to open up the Star Wars sandbox and tell these one-off stories to help enrich the world of Star Wars. But it seems pointless to tell these prequel stories to things no one needs to know about:

(1) Rogue One is a prequel to a plot point in Episode IV. We know the outcome, they get the Death Star plans and go on to help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Death Star. The only way to make this story interesting is to (1) give us really great characters that we'll care about by end of Act 1. I want to see real stakes in this journey so when characters are killed, we feel it. (2) Give us something more than a prequel. I think it would be really cool that on top of the Death Star plans, this story ends up having some kind of connection to the new trilogy. Perhaps a clue as to whom Snoke is? Perhaps a plot thread that will be picked up again in Episode 8? Perhaps the rumor of these characters becoming the Knights of Ren is true? Anything, but give it more weight to the overall saga than being a prequel to a plot point.

(2) The Han Solo movie is just pointless. I love Han Solo, as do many others, and I think I'm not wrong in saying that Harrison Ford is impossible to replace in the role. Lucasfilm will be fighting against the Fanboy current on this with recasting a younger Han Solo. They'll be fighting against the regular movie-going current on this one. I told my dad (who is the furthest thing from a fanboy, but still likes Star Wars) and even he thinks that's the dumbest idea. On top of the logistics of this movie, it's just a pointless story to tell. Not much else needs to be known about Han Solo, he was a smuggler in the galaxy doing his own thing with his best friend Chewbacca. By circumstance, he ends up being a major player in the Rebel Alliance and bringing down the Empire. To me, that's his story, that's the greatest part of his life right there and we've already seen it. There's nothing else that he'd ever done of note prior to that otherwise when Obi Wan and Luke met him on Tatooine they would have been like "Oh ya, Han Solo, heard all about you". So all of that said, the only way to make this movie somewhat interesting is to show the Kessel Run - and even that I'm skeptical about seeing.

(3) Yoda or Boba Fett solo movies. Just don't do a Yoda movie. His appeal is steeped in the mystery around his character. We don't know here he came from, but we know he's one of the wisest and most powerful Jedi. We've seen what happened with him prior to the rise of the Empire, and we saw what happened to him at the fall of the Empire. Nothing more needs to be said/seen. As for Boba Fett, also doesn't need to be done. But if they're going to do it, then revive him from the Sarlacc pits and base the movie in the timline of the new trilogy.

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7:52PM on 01/07/2016
There were TONS of books based on the Star Wars universe that explored characters/eras that take place before the original trilogy.

I couldn't be more excited that we're FINALLY getting films that do the same.

Han Solo is "pointless"? You realize there have already been multiple books written about Han's past? He's a major character in the SW universe. I can't imagine why you're surprised at the subjects for the anthology films. This is what many of us have been waiting for for decades!
There were TONS of books based on the Star Wars universe that explored characters/eras that take place before the original trilogy.

I couldn't be more excited that we're FINALLY getting films that do the same.

Han Solo is "pointless"? You realize there have already been multiple books written about Han's past? He's a major character in the SW universe. I can't imagine why you're surprised at the subjects for the anthology films. This is what many of us have been waiting for for decades!
9:17AM on 01/07/2016

We might know the outcome

But we don't know who survives. If they make us care about the characters then losing one or more hurts.
Really looking forward to this. Maybe more than anything else this year.
But we don't know who survives. If they make us care about the characters then losing one or more hurts.
Really looking forward to this. Maybe more than anything else this year.
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9:15AM on 01/07/2016
So I'm guessing stormtroopers incharge of sanitation duties didn't have access to vital plans back then
So I'm guessing stormtroopers incharge of sanitation duties didn't have access to vital plans back then
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8:45AM on 01/07/2016
'Although we already know the outcome of the mission'
Really ?
Who said they are the one getting the blueprints ? They might fail, all die, and inspire another team that will, THIS TIME succeed...
After all, no one ever said there wasn't several attempts !
'Although we already know the outcome of the mission'
Really ?
Who said they are the one getting the blueprints ? They might fail, all die, and inspire another team that will, THIS TIME succeed...
After all, no one ever said there wasn't several attempts !
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9:37AM on 01/07/2016
That would be a totally lame fucking movie. A prequel to a plot point in Episode IV?
That would be a totally lame fucking movie. A prequel to a plot point in Episode IV?
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