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SPECULATION Is Krennic a Rogue...

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Rieekan, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Rieekan

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    Maybe one of the wilder theories but it is actually quite fun to speculate about Krennic.

    So just form the trailers I asked myself if Krennic might have his own agenda, not necessarily good but maybe something neutral in the Empire itself.

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    This dude doesn't look confident are calm in himself. It could be that we see here a man questioning the path, he chose.


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    This scene here in the observation or command room, looks somehow like he doesn't want others to see his face. Is it anger or pure horror in his eyes? I mean he is not the mustache twirling bad guy that celebrates his new toy.

    Here is the encounter with Galen, we know they are friends since the the Catalyst novel synopsis.
    So could it be, that Galen, who is not held hostage, could convince Orson that the Death Star is too much power in the hand of the emperor? I think of the famous Oppenheimer quote, a guy that worked to get this bomb working but shows regret and was against an arms race in the later years.

    What is the motivation for Krennic to get that weapon together, could it be for his own interest? I mean, we have two other ANH villains entering the stage, Vader and Moff Tarkin: Wouldn't that be quite handy to have that Superweapon, in an arms race with a Moff and Vader, wouldn't Krennic be suddenly very important for the Emperor, or maybe even dangerous? We know that in the end The DS1 ends with Tarkin, maybe his rival, was there some kind of coup going on or at least an internal power struggle inside the Empire? If someone had the control of Galen then it is Krennic, either he messed up or he let that message from Galen slip deliberately.

    So maybe I am wrong, quite likely probably, but the theory of Krennic going Rogue is quite interesting, since it answers some questions like Why is Tarkin and Vader there to take over and How Galen could reach out to the Rebels and it shows us the Empire in a complex way. It fits the quote from Gareth Edwards about the title and its ambiguity.
    “It’s kind of describing her as well in a similar way. It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice.”

    What do you think, could be in interesting turn of events if Krennic goes rogue?
     
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    i don't know why, but i think Krennic is a double agent.
     
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    Ya could be an answer why they place him here, the only imperial.
     
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    after the last trailer aired, he said to me: i thought Krennic would have an English accent. and thought: huh.
    hahaha ~ not that it's the only reason i find him suspect. but something about the way he came off in that last trailer just set my spidey sense off.

    whether he's gonna go rogue or is already an agent, i think he's fishy.
     
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    I think that he might feel bad about what he's done to his (probably) only friend so he tries to make things right.
     
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    It's an appealing and fun theory, but I think Krennic is Rogue One's Big Bad (Vader is just cherry on top :D ). 'Cruel' and 'Obsessed' are two of the words they used to describe him and I don't think that goes hand to hand with a conscience. He has his ultimate goal (immeasurable power) and I don't think he'll stop at anything before he achieves it... or Rogues stop him... or Vader does ( ;) ).
     
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    Yeah I really can't wait to to see Vader's reply to that "immeasurable", there must be something. The next time someone talks to him like that he made his choice:
     
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    I am undecided if I want him to Force-choke Krennic or just choke him and break his neck like he did to Captain Antilles. :D
     
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    Meehsa hopes for a good old choke, and it would be cool if those Deathtroopers are only loyal to Krennic, Vader vs 5 Deathtroopers would be pretty ok for me, so to call his own little Order 66 moment for the former Jedi.:D
     
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    I didn't know I wanted that... until this very moment. Bravo, sir!
     
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    Oh cool, they thought about the Manhattan Project.

    http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2016...-excerpt-from-catalyst-a-rogue-one-novel.html
    “It’s no accident that we’ve taken a look at the Manhattan project and what was happening at Los Alamos laboratories during the tail end of World War II. Being able to look at that kind of thing through history and then apply the Star Wars filter to it is really fascinating.”
     
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    You don't pick a guy like Mendo to play a superficial, one dimensional, stereotypical evil character. So whether Krennic's in it for himself, the greater good, whether he's double crossing or playing both sides against the middle, you can be sure there will be more layers to him than meets the eye. Communicating this type of character complexity to an audience is Mendo's specialty.

    Seriously excited to see him in this film.
     
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    Sounds like a great theory but I don't know if setting him up as the main villain with all the marketing would make sense in this turn of events. BUT it would give a reason to remove him before ANH without a Vader choke for loosing the plans.
     
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    You opened up doors of imagination with that comment. Nnnnice.
     
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    http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2016/11/the-return-of-darth-vader-in-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story.html

     
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    Midway through the prequel book, and I like the character of Krennic. Of course, this takes place many years before the movie.
     
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    He shoots the death star against his commanders orders at a city full of people. Lol. I don't think he is a good guy. /end thread.
     
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    I think he will be similar to Darth Vader in terms of representing a high placed figure that will directly compete with the established more traditional military hierarchy of the empire. I could see it being a 3 pronged rivalry. Krennic with his special guard representing the wing most invested in the Death Star bringing success to the empire and thus its proponents. Tarkin representing the traditional military order with its capital ship fleet wing. Vader the mystical dark personal enforcer all vying for the Emperors favor.
     
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    I personally dont think he's a bad guy, but everything he does is for survival, so he;s more selfish than bad,
     
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