Sandwiched between Revenge of the Sith
and A New Hope
on the Lucasfilm timeline, Rogue One
was designed to be the first in a series of Star Wars
anthology movies – movies that will, in time, gently expand this most beloved franchise in new and exciting directions.
Solo: A Star Wars
Story will hope to achieve the same level of box office stardom on May 25th, 2018, but upon further analysis, it turns out Rogue One
shares some connective tissue to the just-released Star Wars
: The Last Jedi. Originally dreamed up by Ilm
(Industrial Light and Magic) supervisor John Knoll
, who mined inspiration from the opening crawl to A New Hope
, it’s been revealed that Rogue One
actually name-drops hyperspace tracking, a game-changing piece of tech that plays into The Last Jedi‘s prolonged chase sequence.
For years – nay, generations – launching into hyperspeed has been the silver bullet of the Rebel Alliance,