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RUMOR Official Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelson) discussion

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by MagnarTheGreat, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Star Dude

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    I think Krennic will be both: Current Director of the Imperial Military, with the rank of Admiral.

    Like the current Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral M. S. Rogers, or the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus being of the rank of General.

    It’s not uncommon to have an (vice-, grand-, whatsoever) admiral being nominated to become director of a certain military/agency organization. I guess it’s beneficial to have a certain military background when getting such a job, and you will keep your former rank.
     
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    Excellent pick up.

    So where would Tarkin fit into this hierarchy? Could Director Krennic report to him, or perhaps the other way round?

    Director Krennic must have been pretty good at what he does to be placed into such a role, as well as having exhibited extreme loyalty to the Empire. Here's a thought, maybe Tarkin takes over Krennic's role after Rogue One? At a minimum we know the DS plans fall into rebel hands, and the Emperor and Vader were pretty cranky about getting the DS built as fast as possible... So as good as Krenic must have been, he must have failed big time to explain his absence in ANH. That should be fun to watch.
     
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    I'd think that they're both on the same level when it comes to power but I do agree that he could easily die due to hi failure and all but if he does die I think he would rather die than be killed by Vader.
     
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    Entertainment Weekly - 'Rogue One': Exclusive Details on All the New 'Star Wars' Characters

    http://www.ew.com/gallery/star-wars-rogue-one-characters
     
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    This is what it says about Director Orson Krennic on the SW database right now:

    As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.

    Wait a minute… He is obsessed with the DS completion? Umh, there’s another name that spring to my mind, such as Grandmoff Tarkin. At least in the novel, it reads as the Death Star being his baby.

    I can’t imaging Wilhuff and Krennic as drinking buddies, sharing this project. How does this fit together?! Time for one more cameo I think… but wasn’t their talk about a CGI Tarkin in the beginning?

    Mods: Could you please re-name this thread to something like “Official Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelson) discussion” to match up with the other characters threads? Thx!
     
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    If you've read the Tarkin novel, you will remember that one of the things Tarkin wanted to implement was one responsible party for the focus to complete the Death Star project. He mentions how he would like to have one single person responsible for all.

    Edit: remember, he is Governor of the Outer Rim, basically, so the DS is one of his many projects, to be sure.
     
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    Hm, Ok I always thought that he referred to himself, with driving forward his “fear doctrine” and all.

    But of course that was just my interpretation, you’re absolute right: Everybody fit for the job could apply. And then maybe Tarkin trusts Krennik as he did Admiral Tenant etc. And as Grand Moff, he has to delegate may things to trusted personnel.
     
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    I think Tarkin has to be in Rogue One, actually just finished his novel tonight.
     
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    I think he'll appear as hologram. He'll be liasing with Krennic and when things begin to go pear shaped we'll see Vader appear behind him in hologram like Maul did with Sidious in TPM as Tarkin announces Vader is coming to sort things out.
     
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    I can agree with that, sounds like a very likely scenario.
     
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    I think Krennic is in charge of construction while Tarkin is the overall commander of the Death Star.
     
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    Probably like a General Contractor
     
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    I thought he was supposed to be in charge of security
     
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    I can't wait to see if he delivers a speech different to Hux's while Jyn is making her steal then cue the alarms.
     
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    This guy is going to be an awesome villain.
    It's a good thing Bane is not in this movie as well. ;)
     
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    Like in Tron: Legacy? lol.
     
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    Who says he isn't?
     
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    Good point, he would be a great addition to witness Jyn's scene with Cassian,
     
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    From Rogue One - Ultimate Visual Guide:
    • his middle name is Callan.
    • he was born on Lexrul.
    • he met Galen Erso at age fifteen, in the Brentaal Futures Program.
    • his shuttle did not see much use in the early days of the Empire, outclassed by more versatile models, but his “eye for bold architecture favoured the design and he has kept one in active use for over a decade”.
    • his shuttle has private landing platforms but “much to his chagrin” they’re secondary to Tarkin’s.
    • an extremely talented architect, he oversaw Coruscant’s renovation during the Clone Wars.
    • his blaster pistol has a custom-fitted scope and is non-regulation.
    • his gloves are Tee-muss calf hide.
    • his cape is taliored and antistatic.
    • his rank is equivalent to admiral.
    Source



     
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    I have one question about Rogue One, about Krennic. Why was he on Scarif? Seen the movie twice but I can't find a reason within the movie why he was on Scarif.
     
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