We're less than four months away from a new Star Wars movie. We know that the "A Star Wars Story" part of the upcoming movie's title is the designation for the non-saga films, but even though we've written tons of articles about the movie since it was officially announced, we still aren't exactly sure what the "Rogue One" part actually means. Enter director Gareth Edwards, who revealed the answer to Empire Magazine:
“What does it mean? 'Rogue One’ is a military call sign to some extent,” he adds, referring to Red Squadron during the Battle of Yavin, "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?”
Clever. I dig the double meaning. But apparently there's yet another layer of meaning on top of those two, and it has to do with Felicity Jones' rebellious Jyn Erso character:
“It's kind of describing her as well in a similar way,” says Edwards. “It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice."
There you have it. Nothing majorly revelatory, but cool to hear nonetheless.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.