Star Wars: Rogue One Writer Asks Neil deGrasse Tyson for Astronomy Help on Twitter

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 12:42PM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 12:42PM
Star Wars: Rogue One Writer Asks Neil deGrasse Tyson for Astronomy Help on Twitter
Neil deGrasse Tyson has given many spiels on the real-life science behind recent films, such as his annihilation of Gravity and his softball of Interstellar. Now, Chris Weitz, the screenwriter of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One, is attempting to preempt Tyson's critique by asking for his help in an adorable "Twitter hail Mary":



It seems that Weitz's request is not out of the realm of possibility, considering that most scientists would probably love a chance to consult on a Star Wars script. Plus, we know that Tyson himself is not opposed to working with Hollywood, as he is somehow involved in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But then again, he is a known Trekkie, and Star Wars and Star Trek fans are often mortal enemies:



Weitz recently replaced Gary Whitta to write the screenplay for Rogue One. Before joining the Star Wars universe, he was best known in the sci-fi/fantasy world for directing and writing the film adaptation of The Golden Compass and writing the acclaimed live-action version of Cinderella that came out earlier this year. (He also directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon, but we don't speak of that.)

Star Wars: Rogue One is scheduled to come out in theaters on December 16, 2016.

Via The Mary Sue.
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