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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is inching ever so closer to its December 16 release date. It will be the very first standalone Star Wars movie that isn’t part of an episodic trilogy and the actors on set seemed to have enjoyed themselves quite a bit.

It's always great to hear an actor's perspective on what life is like on a movie set. Actor Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), spoke with Variety Fair Mexico (which was picked up by Star Wars News Net) and gave his thoughts on how grounded this first Star Wars spin-off film is. Here was what Luna had to say on the matter:

“I wanted to make my character more natural and realistic. Although people expect the tone of the film to be fantasy, it actually is quite the contrary. It’s an intimate story that feels real. I think of all the Star Wars films released so far, ‘Rogue One’ is the most real one, which is about the people. The characters are very similar to us. They are heroes with no powers. What they have is a conviction and desire to change reality.”

What Can We Glean From These Quotes?

There isn’t a whole lot from these quotes that we as an audience didn’t already know, however it’s nice to know how serious Luna took to his role. Though Star Wars is a fantasy at its core, Luna doesn’t label it that way.

Director Gareth Edwards has corroborated this in the past, mentioning a while ago that this will be the very first Star Wars movie that won’t feature any Jedi or have the Force play a prominent role. In Rogue One, it all comes down to the realistic portrayal of the characters. The film is about the people and how they interact with each other. They’re like family, just like our armed forces in the military. They learn to stick together as they fight for what they believe is right.

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My favorite part of his quote was when Luna says that the characters in Rogue One are “heroes with no powers.” Lacking Jedi powers, the heroes will have to use the resources they have to get the job done. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and it will be absolutely crucial to keep the team together in order to fulfill their mission to steal the plans of the Death Star. Many lives will be lost and it will be quite an emotional ride to the very end.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what kind of story Gareth Edwards wants to tell. This will certainly make A New Hope all the more important, as this film will end roughly ten minutes before Episode IV begins.

Are you excited for Rogue One? What do you want to see from this rag-tag team of Rebels? Sound off in the comment section below and don’t forget to share!

[Source: Star Wars News Net]


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