Rumored Story and Character Details For STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE
Some possible new information has come to light regarding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Up until this point, all we’ve known is that the story revolves around a team of resistance fighters who embark on a dangerous mission to steal the plans to the Empire's Death Star.
Thanks to Making Star Wars, who previously offered up a ton of information regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it was released, we have some rumored information to share with you regarding Mads Mikkelsen’s character Galen, and Felicity Jones' character.
Here’s the information they provide, but tread lightly because it might contain SPOILERS about the story if it’s true:
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….
Felicity Jones’ character has to undo the devastation her family has unleashed onto the galaxy. Early versions of this character had her as a bounty hunter type of mercenary. But with the familial connections it appears as if this idea might not interface with the final stuff for the character so I’m hesitant to say she’s a bounty hunter/mercenary type in the final iterations of the film. I believe she is probably a scientist-type herself in character of the mission to get the plans, aided by bounty hunters, in this final iteration. (But I could be wrong about that part.)
Again, this rumor has not been verified, but the site says that they’ve heard it multiple times from what I assume are multiple sources, so they decided to move forward with posting the information. There’s obviously a chance that none of this could be true, but it still makes for a fascinating read and gives us Star Wars fans something to speculate and talk about!
What do you think of the possible details revealed here? The movie hits theaters on December 16th, 2016.