In an unexpected turn of events, there's been exciting talk of a #RogueOne sequel! It's directed by George Lucas, stars all your favorite original characters, and requires a time machine to get to the 1977 premiere. The title? A New Hope.
Obviously, a Rogue One sequel is not actually happening. The film itself is a prequel to the first #StarWars movie; squeezing another movie in between the two wouldn't really make sense. Unfortunately, Empire Magazine didn't quite grasp the concept in a recent interview, which meant VFX supervisor John Knoll had to remind them that the standalone title is "meant to be its own thing".
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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy agreed, saying, "that's what makes it exciting":
"You can just drop into Rogue One and not feel like you're being pulled along into something you need to make a commitment to. It means anything can happen."
But this doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be more Star Wars films in the future. Knoll hinted at the possibility of more movies like Rogue One:
"I have thought of something we could do if there was interest in doing another [standalone film] in the same vein. But nothing I'm ready to talk about."
What Will They Think Of Next?
The idea of a Rogue Two is downright ridiculous. Here's three more potential Star Wars standalone movies that would make even less sense:
3. Anakin Skywalker: The Teenage Years
Ever wonder how Anakin Skywalker progressed from insufferable but innocent small child to angsty genocidal maniac? Who stood that guy up at prom, am I right? This mini biopic will be a complete overview of his life between Episode I and II, featuring plenty of brooding diary entries about Padme, being bullied by the cool kids at the Jedi Temple, and lots of angry crying.
2. Naboo Anthology Movie
Look, I've got nothing against the Naboo people. But you know who else lives on Naboo? Gungans, the species that spawned the most annoying character every to exist in the Star Wars universe, and quite possibly the entire science fiction genre: Jar Jar Binks.
And while the theory that he's actually a secret Sith lord is pretty damn intriguing, that doesn't make his actual personality any more tolerable. If you think one Jar Jar is bad, then just wait til you meet his massive family! Although it's important to note that we don't actually know who's going to be the focus of the third anthology film yet. Could it be...?
1. Elan Sel'Sabagno 'Breaking Bad' Style Origins Story
"Wanna buy some death sticks?" Elan "Sleazebaggano" Sel'Sabagno is one of those characters whose literal 15 seconds of fame became one of the very few moments from Episodes I—III that we haven't all selectively repressed from our memories. The down-on-his-luck medical student was a drug dealer, selling hallucinogens to club-goers before Obi Wan straight up Jedi mind tricked him into going home and "rethinking his life":
Of course, no one's interested in a story of triumph. Elan's movie would chronicle the events that led to his career as a peddler of space narcotics and hopeless drug addiction. Because if anything can improve Breaking Bad, it's sci-fi!
Take a look at the latest TV spot for the Rogue Two prequel:
(Source: Slash Film)