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SPECULATION Plot of Rogue One

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by darrenkitlor, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. Tom Clancy techno / political thriller

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  2. Heist / crime film

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  3. Revenge

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  4. Buddy Comedy ala Guardians

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  5. Moisture vaporator coming of age drama

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  6. Something else

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  7. Old Fashioned War film w/ Fighter Pilot Scenes

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  1. Wayne

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    Anybody can edit IMDB. Happens all the time. I seriously doubt Disney would officially post any info about this film at this point in time.
     
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    We know so far that they confirmed the stealing of the Death star plans.

    -Are bounty Hunters helping rebels stealing the plans?
    -Are the rebel troops that are being dropped off, the support for the bounty hunters with a team of rebels stealing the death star plans in some imperial HQ base?
    -Are we going to see X-wings and Tie fighters in a large scale battle over the planet with the drop ships?
    -So I guess watching the first part of Saving private Ryan is what the Rebels landing and attacking defence turrets?
    -I doubt we'll see the interior of the Death Star
    -Felicity Jones a squad commander, because then why cast her as a normal trooper?
    -Do some of them get pinned down in an area while the imperials attack them (hence in Saving private Ryan when the germans attacked them in that town)?

    Can't think of anything else, saving private ryan meets star wars basically I guess.
     
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    I think it will be more like Kelly's Heroes. Oh hang on: remove the horrific opening sequence and Saving Private Ryan IS Kelly's Heroes. Dreadful, dreadful movie.

    Why do you mention Felicity Jones as a squad commander and normal trooper? Where was that announced, please?

    Could she promoted part way through the movie perhaps?....
     
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    they said she is playing a rebel trooper so, why cast her if she isn't a commander of some sort?
     
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    Depends on the story. One thing's for certain, though -- she'll be some kind of hero by the end.... ;)
     
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    The opening crawl of ANH states that "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire" and I think Rogue One will tell us that story. Presumably the first victory results in Rebel forces securing the DS plans.

    What I expect to see is a flight school drama: I think "Top Gun in space" is a high level concept that Disney would see as having legs. Make the hero a heroine and you have a contemporary twist.

    So basically, an ace pilot who's wasting their talents is approached by a recruiter who promises her the opportunity to really maximise her potential. She goes along out of curiosity but becomes involved out of a sense of competition. It's not until later that the flight school reveals its true intent and affiliation with the rebellion against the Empire. Heroine struggles with the ideological elements associated with her new vocation; she thought she was just learning to become a better pilot but now there are principals at stake she's not so sure she's interested. Then the squad has to scramble as the Empire makes a pre-emptive strike against them and heroine loses her buddy. She is now committed to the cause but not convinced of her ability. Over the course of the movie, she not only rises to become one of the hottest pilots in the squad but also manages to make suggestions/pull moves that impress even her mentor (recruiter). In the final act she joins the strike team, secures the DS plans and sacrifices herself to ensure this valuable data and her grateful but disbelieving colleagues make it back to Rebel HQ.

    The story of the first victory will also be the story of the first sacrifice.

    That's my best guess, lol....
     
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    I think the plot will be based on past attempts to gain the death star plans that have failed, this rebel team that has been assembled will be given the option to carry mission without the assistance of the alliance it's kinda like denying their connection to the rebels I hope they don't go eu with the transmission of the death star plans when they were sent to the Tantive IV as she flew over the planet Toprawa before escaping into lightspeed with the Avenger in hot pursuit even though Vader mentioned it in TNH. I think the rebel team will all be killed with the last member giving the plans to Leia before dying Leia then closes the plans in her hand saying ''their death will not be in vain'' etc.
     
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    Any idea where the Bothan spies fit in? (Or who/what they are?)....
     
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    That''s Death Star II.

    If Sullust's landscape gives cues to the Death Star's design (per battlefield), we may see that on screen.
     
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    Ah, I thought the Bothans were in on both--but you're right (I checked the script) no Bothan in ANH, my bad....
     
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    I was on another site (not sure about the rules regarding mentioning another forum) and the rumor I read was that it was going to be a Charlies Angels in space. I hope thats not true and I don't think its true but thats what I read. I'm hoping its a gritty TOP Gun war movie thats like the Rogue Wraith Squadron books but a little darker not to dark though. I mean were talking about a galactic wide war with space nazis a lot of people are dying and being brutalized.
     
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    Like has been said before when I hear "Rogue" in relation to Star Wars I immediately think of X-Wings, Rogue Squadron, and Wedge Antilles. I'm hoping for a gritty and realistic war movie that has a combination of small unit ground combat and some space dogfighting as well.
     
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    Ugh... Charlie's Angels in space? Only if that Charlie is Charlie Wilson and the film's a comedic take on the absurdities of war (which is doubtful after the teaser).
     
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    I hope Jimmy Smits has a cameo.
     
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    I hope Max Rebo has a Casio.

    Seriously hoping for some Kyle Katarn allusions. Dark Forces II was a large multimedia project. Even if it was hammy, it'd be such a waste to throw it in the can.
     
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    Been thinking about this a lot and I think Rogue One needs a serious twist. We know the outcome already: the plans are stolen and delivered to the Rebels. Something unexpected needs to happen to make the journey worthwhile, I think.

    I'm wondering if the team sent to steal the plans largely fail, and die, and its one of the enemy forces who secure the victory. Not sure how or who, maybe a Bounty Hunter or Imperial Official perhaps? Or maybe some faction (race) that then joins the Rebellion?

    Or would a last minute turncoat character be too much of a Deus Ex Machina--

    , or too similar to Finn defecting in TFA?

    Would make the journey worthwhile. Any thoughts?....
     
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    Here is a Rogue One I would want to see

    Opens with Felicity Jones leading a squad in a desperate battle against the Empire. Her squad gets almost completely wiped out and she barely makes it to the extraction point in time. She expresses a lot of rage at how ineffectual the rebellion is until she is approached a Spec Ops commander (Forrest Whitaker) who recruits her for a mission with one of his top soldiers (Diego Luna), he charges the two with recruiting a team for a search and recover mission that can change the course of the war. Among the team they assemble is an Imperial defector turned Bounty Hunter (Jiang Wen), an old friend of Luna's character (Riz Ahmed), an alien smuggler/pilot (Alan Tudyk), and a mysterious Bounty Hunter some claim has a connection to the Force (Donnie Yen).

    It is then revealed that this team is going to infiltrate a small Imperial base where the finishing touches on the Empire's new superweapon the "Death Star" is finishing production. The team develops a plan to sneak in under the guise of Imperial Stormtroopers using the protocols Jiang Wen knows from his time with the Empire. They commandeer a stolen Imperial carrier for the task. Once inside Luna will take a hacking device designed by Ahmed to a terminal which will download the plans for the Death Star. If things go bad Yen and Jones will lead a strike team to the plans.

    The base is under command of a Moff played by Ben Mendelsohn and security is handled by the ambitious Mikkelson character. The plan seems to go off perfectly until Mikkelson grows suspicious of Wen who once served under him. Luna and Wen get embroiled into a firefight with Mikkelson and other soldiers where Wen gets mortally wounded and tells Luna to get to the terminal without him. Wen holds off the attackers before getting executed by Mikkelson. Mikkelson demands to figure out how these two spies got into the base and orders all of the ships in the area checked. Yen seems to sense the danger and gets the team off the ship in time to effectively hide. Ahmed and Tudyk set off to find a new escape ship while Jones and Yen lead the rest in search of Luna. Luna has reached the terminal but doesn't know how to implant the device with the heightened security. Suddenly Mendelsohn appears and it appears Luna's cover has been blown again but Mendelsohn merely chides the trooper for poor posture and continues on his way.

    Jones finally gets into comm contact with Luna who informs her of the situation. Yen proposes he creates a distraction in another part of the base to draw the soldiers away. Jones reluctantly agrees to the plan and moves with a few others to intercept Luna once he has the plans. Yen's distraction works perfectly and Luna is able to implant the device and download the plans. Yen comes face to face with Mikkelson and they duel, Yen nearly defeats Mikkelson before Mendelsohn appears and kills him. Ahmed informs Jones that him and Tudyk have secured a shuttle to get them out of the base but they don't have a lot of time before the base is shut down. Jones and Luna quickly try to get to the hangar but are stopped again by Mikkelson, in the battle that follows Luna succeeds in killing Mikkelson but succumbs to his wounds. He gives the device to Jones and makes her promise him that the plans will make it to the Alliance and then dies in her arms. Jones alongside anyone left tries to get to the hangar but find the way there impossible. Jones convinces Ahmed to help her build a device to transfer the plans to him even though doing so will give away her position. The plans are delivered to Ahmed who reluctantly gives Tudyk orders to leave.

    Jones and the other survivors set up a last stand as Mendelsohn arrives. The battle carries on as a storm hits the base giving Tudyk and Ahmed the cover they need to escape. Jones kills Mendelsohn and watches the ship carrying the plans escape as stormtroopers overrun her position.

    Tudyk shows off incredible piloting skills as he gets him and Ahmed away and to the rendezvous with Leia where they transmit the plans to her. They land on the planet bellow as an extraction team comes for Ahmed. Ahmed asks Tudyk if he would like to join the Alliance, Tudyk shakes his head and he's not in this for Ahmed's "Revolution." As Whitaker debriefs Ahmed he points out how Jones and the others died as heroes as Ahmed looks off into the distance.
     
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