Gareth Edwards Discusses Rogue One's Prologue

Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 8:29PM
Star Wars
Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 8:29PM
Gareth Edwards Discusses Rogue One's Prologue
Rogue One is now two weeks away, premiering two days before the one-year anniversary of The Force Awakens' theatrical release. It was apparent from the beginning, however, that Rogue One would be a drastically different Star Wars film, as it is the first to deviate from the Saga. Recently, Gareth Edwards discussed Lucasfilm's decision with My TFI to use a prologue, a la Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, for Rogue One instead of the series' signature opening crawl.

Opening quote
There is no opening crawl. But there is a prologue at the beginning of the film that takes place 15 years before the action of the film, and that is how the action is exposed… We really had to differentiate Rogue One from the rest of the Saga.
Closing quote
 

Edwards was also asked about the potential for other characters from the original trilogy to appear in the film. He gave a definite "no" to Luke and an "I cannot answer" to both Leia and R2-D2. With both of them so heavily tied to the story of the Death Star's blueprints, it would definitely make sense if they did appear, and with a little movie magic, they could even maker Leia look similar to how she did in Episode IV. However, with the admitted intent of differentiating from the main trilogy, the likelihood of either of them making a cameo is very arguable. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16th.
Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Movies
Star Wars