I learned today that there’s a new movie coming out later this year that will tell the story of some other characters in the Star Wars universe. It’s called Rogue One, and the trailer above makes it look pretty cool.
I have no problem with introducing new characters, and new worlds, and new concepts into the Star Wars franchise. The Star Wars universe is vast, and its about time that we got to see some different parts of it. Years ago, after the first Star Wars came out, Marvel Comics bought the rights to tell interstitial stories about what happened in the time between the movies, and there have been countless Star Wars novels. I haven’t read any of them, but I’ve heard that at least some of them are pretty good.
I’m all in favor of fleshing out the galaxy far, far away — especially if produces more good sci-fi films.