Keeping up with Rogue One, that other new Star Wars movie


So if there’s one thing I’ve learned the past few months, it’s that it is really, really hard for me to get excited or inspired about Rogue One when there are actual Episodes in play. Well, to be specific, sequel Episodes, because the prequel apathy has always been strong with me. I may, however, be in the minority on this: The next Star Wars film – which is, technically, a prequel to A New Hope – is the most anticipated movie of 2016, according to Fandango.

On the other hand, The Hollywood Reporter’s Graeme McMillan wonders if the film is too early a detour, a sentiment I can’t help but agree with.

In any case, today’s big Rogue One rumor, per Star Wars Time, is that the trailer will be attached to May’s Captain America: Civil War. That seems less like a rumor and more like plain old common sense, as we’re certainly going to see it drop in the spring, if not before.

If you’re looking for some heavier rumors, Making Star Wars is back in the mix with some (possible) details on the characters played by Mads Mikkelsen and Felicity Jones, and a set description from Pinewood.

Rogue One is due out December 16, 2016.

7 Replies to “Keeping up with Rogue One, that other new Star Wars movie”

  1. It sounds like Rogue One is going to be grittier than the usual Star Wars movie. I’m really looking forward to that. Plot-wise, I’m not sure. Either way, I’m excited.

    1. The spinoffs will have so much more ability to swing changes in tone that I’m sure it’ll help set them apart. It’s just, at this point… Honestly the idea of another Star Wars movie – any SW movie – is just exhausting to me. But that may just be post-December annoyance speaking.

  2. I am also finding it difficult to feel much enthusiasm for it right now. I’m much more interested in going forward in the story we just got than going way back into prequel territory. Plus the track record of Star Wars prequels is spotty at best and I have this growing disdain for Hollywood making everything grittier and just sucking the fun out of it. Hopefully that trailer will help me feel some excitement for it.

    1. Yeah, it’s hard to judge right now. I actually don’t mind them delaying the trailer for a while. May would be good, particularly if the TFA Blu-ray is coming in April.

  3. Is is possible for a prequel hater to post or leave a comment without mentioning how much they hate the prequels?
    I can’t even remember movies I didn’t like, much less complain endlessly about them 15 years later.

    1. I never said hate, I said apathy. Apathy isn’t hate, it means a lack of interest/strong feelings on the subject.

      If you want to go off on prequel ‘haters,’ I have no doubt you can find much more fruitful ground than this. Have fun with that.

  4. I’m torn between being curious, as I’m actually enjoying Rebels (after not caring about Clone Wars and ‘apathy’ about the prequels would be the most generous construction) so I’m good with coming back to this time period, and curious about this movie. But OTOH, I’m VERY anxious to know what happens next. So I’m trying to view this as a tidbit to hold me over.

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