With anticipation building for the upcoming release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, fans are already wondering if there will be a sequel to this “Star Wars” prequel, set in the days before 1977 megahit “Star Wars”.
According to the filmmakers, there will be no “Rogue Two” — because the sequel to “Rogue One” already exists — and there’s a pretty solid chance you’ve already seen it.
Asked about the possibility of a sequel by Empire magazine (as reported by The Hollywood Reporter), director Gareth Edwards says that any sequel “will be directed by George Lucas,” essentially confirming that the events of “Rogue One” set up the 1977 original, subsequently given the subtitle “A New Hope”.
During the same interview, producer Kathleen Kennedy also states there won’t be a sequel, seemingly confirming fan theories that “Rogue One” will not end well for protagonist Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), who plays the daughter of a scientist working on the creation of the dreaded Death Star.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theatres on Dec. 16.