(Courtesy of makingstarwars.net)
The time has come for another Star Wars movie! There has been a lot of talk about the new Star Wars film that comes out this month, especially because this seems to be the very first “side story” movie within the franchise. A side story is when the movie (or other media) takes place in the same universe as the original story, but is from a different era or different character’s point of view. There have been many side stories in video games and books, but this is the very first movie based on one for Star Wars.
“For them to actually use a side story is quite interesting. I can’t wait for it to hit the movie theater,” said Brendan Liston (’18). For anyone who doesn’t know, Star Wars: Rogue One takes place during the rebellion against the Galactic Empire, but the point of view is going to be through the eyes of a rebel soldier.
“I feel like it makes sense in the timeline, so I have no problem with the side story part,” said Evan Osborne (’17). Considering there is so much side story content, the creators should have an abundance of stories to choose from.
Rogue One stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. Jyn is a soldier who fights for the rebellion and gets assigned to a mission where she must steal the death star’s plans.
Considering that this is a Star Wars movie, there will definitely be high expectations among audiences. Fans are wondering whether this movie will be able to live up to the Star Wars name, including many students and teachers at East Forsyth.
Since this movie will be different from the previous films, it will almost be an experiment for future movies as well. So if Rogue One goes well, then there will probably be even more side story movies in the future for other franchises (similar to Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them in relation to the Harry Potter universe).
Once the movie actually comes out, there will be a initial hype, and hopefully that hype will not die off too quickly during the holidays. After all, Star Wars is one of the biggest movie franchises ever.