The story behind the title of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The story behind the title of the upcoming Star Wars film, Rogue One, has been explained by director Gareth Edwards.

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

In a recent interview with Empire, Edwards said:

“What does it mean? ‘Rogue One’ is a military call sign to some extent,

but this is the first film that’s gone off-piste and is not part of the saga – or the Anakin story – so it’s the ‘rogue’ one, you know?”

When asked if the title applied to him too, he replied:

“I don’t know…

I never see myself that way. But, er… that’d be cool! We tried to do things different, for sure.”

The upcoming film is a standalone story set between the events of the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, and it follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her squad as they go on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. These plans are, of course, the plans that were then used by the rebellion to blow up the Death Star in Episode IV.

Check out the trailer below

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to be released on December 16th, 2016.

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