In case you didn’t know because you weren’t familiar with the Star Wars Saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will not get a sequel, and it has been confirmed…
Well, that opening statement isn’t entirely true…I mean, Star Wars: A New Hope could be considered the sequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, if you really wanted to get technical about it. Regardless, according to Variety, Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, has finally put the final nail in the coffin, as to the sequel truthers out there.
Making jokes, Kennedy stated that there would not be a Rogue Two. Visual effects artist for ILM, and the man who came up with the idea for Rogue One, John Knoll, took the thought even further:
"“Rogue One” was always meant to be a self-contained film, although it’s a prequel to “A New Hope.”"
See how that works? Rogue One is the prequel to A New Hope, therefore making A New Hope the sequel to Rogue One. Is your mind blown yet? If you need any further confirmation on the line of succession in regards to these films, just take a look at what Rogue One director Gareth Edwards had to say about the whole debacle:
"“That sequel will be directed by George Lucas.”"
Edwards is obviously referring to A New Hope. So can we all now just put this nonsense of a Rogue One sequel to rest and enjoy the film that had the second biggest December opening ever, behind The Force Awakens?
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