Why Rogue One Is as Important to Star Wars as Episode VII

Why Rogue One Is as Important to Star Wars as Episode VII

The Force Awakens was a huge milestone: the first continuation of the Star Wars movie saga since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. But the upcoming Rogue One is just as important to the future of Star Wars, if not more so.

There’s a lot riding on Rogue One’s X-Wings. The first stand-alone story in Disney’s revitalized Star Wars movie machine, premiering on December 16, is going to be different from the other seven episodes in the franchise for a lot of reasons—and its success or failure could have a major, permanent impact on all Star Wars movies yet to come.

Minor spoilers ahead…

In the very unlikely event you don’t know, Rogue One is about a group of Rebellion pilots who are tasked with getting the plans for original Death Star—the plans Princess Leia…

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