ByJack Carr, writer at
You are the Princess Shireen of the House Baratheon, and you are my daughter.
Jack Carr

Things we actually know about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been pretty much limited to who's in it, but as The Force Awakens hype begins to cool off, Disney have been teasing out little details for December's spin-off.

Last week we discovered that Felicity Jones's character may be called Lyra Erso (although that's not yet confirmed and seems to be in some doubt right now). Now, thanks to a little detective work from Uproxx, we can begin to piece together the plot of Rogue One.

A scientist on a mission

Star Wars loves to keep it in the family, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that the film finds Mads Mikkelsen's character, Galen, teaming up with his daughter (the character played by Felicity Jones) to destroy the Death Star.

Galen is the scientist responsible for the Death Star's creation, but some kind of attack of conscience causes him to turn against his baby. Jones, who was originally intended to play a bounty hunter, will now be a scientist, whose position as a double agent inside the Empire makes her perfectly placed to help her father diffuse the vast threat of the Death Star.

A familiar tale...

If you saw last Summer's brilliant Marvel adventure Ant-Man, you might be thinking that the alleged plot of Rogue One sounds startlingly familiar...

In Ant-Man, Hank Pym's scientist finds himself exiled from his own company, having been usurped by protege Darren Cross not long after creating the Pym Particles, which allow living creatures to be shrunk to subatomic size. With Cross intent on using the technology for evil, Pym enlists the help of his daughter Hope, who works for Cross, to prevent him from enabling the tech.

In other words, the basic plot of the two movies is extremely similar, if these new Rogue One details are legit. I'm not saying it was intentional, obviously, just that it's a mighty big coincidence. Then again, if Rogue One is half as much fun as Ant-Man, December can't come quick enough.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.


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