Rumored Plot Details Leak for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 5:21PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Rogue One
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 5:21PM
Rumored Plot Details Leak for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was just voted the most anticipated movie of 2016, but we still know absolutely nothing about it. We know it stars Felicity Jones, but we still don't know her name, and we know that it will involve a group of rebels trying to steal the plans to the Death Star. That's it. Now, a new report may contain the first plot details for the next installment in the Star Wars franchise. 

Potential spoilers for Rogue One follow!


The report comes to us courtesy of Making Star Wars, who freely admit that it's unverified, but claim that they've heard the rumor from multiple independent sources, and that it seems credible. So take it with a grain of salt, as always.

Opening quote
"Mads Mikkelsen (Galen appears to be his name in the film) is kind of the key to the film in a way. He is a scientist that took over the Geonosian 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…."
Closing quote

And his daughter is, of course, played by the star of the film, Felicity Jones. Jones's character will feel the need to atone for the sins of her father and will plot to steal the plans to the Death Star. We still don't know the nature of her character, but from the cast photo and early rumors, she may be some kind of bounty hunter or mercenary.

There's no telling whether this report is true, but it sounds fairly plausible. And as we now know, Making Star Wars has a fairly good track record for early Star Wars rumors. We'll know more after we see the first trailer, which is rumored to be attached to Captain America: Civil War.

Via CBM.
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