Two weeks after the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as expected, the theories surrounding this film directed by Gareth Edwards continue to appear. The new theory links this first ‘spin-off’ with the upcoming Star Wars saga, ‘Episode VIII’.
According to a chronological map drawn by EW, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story not only establishes a connection with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and with the animated series The war of the clones, but also With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
This is due to a LucasFilm strategy, which aims to promote the next movie in the series.
One of the reasons these films would relate is that one of the characters in ‘Rogue One’ is the father of one of the protagonists Star Wars: Episode VIII. There is also the possibility that one of the characters of the first spin-off appears in the next movie in the main saga. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review , who hid her identity in a ‘stormtrooper’ suit in ‘Awakening Force,’ could be said to be the character.
Another possibility is that in ‘Rogue One’ we see the youth of some of the characters of ‘Episode VII’, and that this one returns in the ‘Episode VIII’.
But the most relevant option is that the connection is due to an iconic character of Star Wars, Darth Vader, who will appear in this first sipn-off and although he died in Episode VI, his grandson, Kylo Ren is in charge of maintaining His image present in Star Wars: Episode VIII. There is even talk that this character could reveal a secret about his grandfather that relates to the plot of ‘Rogue One’.
WHAT IS ‘ROGUE ONE’?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set in events between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the film, some Resistance fighters embark on a dangerous mission to steal the Empire’s ‘Dearth Star’ plans.