Next week, Lucasfilm and Disney will explode our senses once again, this time with the first Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One!
And I can’t wait!!!!
Star Wars Rogue One tells the tale of how, just before the first Star Wars, renamed afterwards as Star Wars A New Hope, a group of Rebels stole the plans for the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star!
While this was previously covered in a Star Wars video game years ago, that and the rest of the Extended Universe was shuffled away when Disney took over.
So without further ado, here are my Three Random Thoughts on Rogue One!
(And yes, I live in my own reality thank you)
This movie features characters from not only the Star Wars The Clone Wars, but also Star Wars Rebels cartoon shows. At least I have heard this many many many times from fans of those shows. This will be the first time those shows will be acknowledged in the live action movieverse, as far as I can tell. Which makes this film even more awesome!!
I have no idea who she is or what her backstory is, but the new female lead looks like a cool badass. And it seems like she is pulled into the Rebel Alliance kinda against her will, but knowing Star Wars, she has her reasons to be hesitant. I also hope Disney makes sure her action figure is already available, unlike what they did with Rey.
One of the worst kept secrets of Star Wars Rogue One is that Darth Vader will be making an appearance. Disney finally admitted this, which pleases me since the whole Benedict Cumberbatch is not Khan crap drove fans nuts, and obviously the Mouse learned from Paramount’s mistake. But besides that, we get to see more DARTH VADER!!!!!!!! HERE COMES THE FORCE CHOKE!!!!!!!!!
Star Wars Rogue One opens next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
…is currently reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume, thanks to the Toronto Library.
P.S. For more about the Star Wars cartoons, check out this podcast: Jaig Eyesand Jedi!!