Disney purchasing Lucasfilm didn't just give us a terrific seventh installment to the Star Wars franchise, but also promised more than just episode title cards. Fans will get multiple anthology films with their own standalone stories and will introduce new characters as well as old and connect these standalone stories with the main films in the franchise.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first anthology film to hit theaters this year, set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Jedis are not around to fight against the Galactic Empire that is getting stronger by the day. It is up to a rebel group to help steal Death Star plans which will help them get an upper hand against the empire. Many rumors have surfaced, some may not be true, but this recent rumor might be the truth.
Images of tote bags given to the cast and crew of this year's film were shared recently on Making Star Wars website. What has drawn fans into this is that these bags have a title logo on them. Below, the logo are words in Aurebesh, the most used language in the galaxy of the Star Wars universe, which simply says "Go Rogue."
Here is the description of the lot:
“This bespoke duffel bag was specially commissioned for the cast and crew of the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One. It has been expertly hand made by Tombag of East Sussex. The brand’s military roots are immediately apparent in the solid brass hardware, durable waxed canvas material and unique top loader design.”
This film is one of three anthology films that take place in the Star Wars universe. The other ones will be backstories to fan-favorites such as Han Solo and Boba Fett. These standalone films may not fully connect to the core films of the universe but it will expand the universe so fans can explore new areas and meet awesome new characters in the process.
Rogue One will have Rebel Alliance fighters, and telling from the logo online, it could be the the official logo. The Aurebesh writing below the logo could be the official tagline to the film for promotion, or maybe just a motto the fighters will use during the film, who knows. Fans expected a trailer during this year's Super Bowl 50 but might have to wait until May when it's rumored to debut when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters.
Rouge One: A Star Wars Story will be released on December 16, 2016
Source: Making Star Wars