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SPECULATION Title might be misleading...

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by MarsPhoenix, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. MarsPhoenix

    MarsPhoenix Sith Psychiatrist

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    Just had a flash this morning.

    What if the movie is about one individual that is ultimately known as THE ROGUE... or THE ORIGINAL ROGUE.

    And the squadron is named in his honor.

    So it may not be a movie about rebel pilots...

    It could be one hero that sacrifices him/herself where... I still believe... could be before the events of ANH.

    What if the "Stealing the Death Star Plans" is still the story of Rogue One... a rebel hero that sacrifices his/her life for the Plans.

    Making it a Standalone movie that gives even more depth on one scene from ANH.

    My two cents.
     
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    Clonemenace Rebelscum

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    The more I think about it, the more I want this movie to be post ROTJ maybe even post TFA. One or the other. The idea of a movie being wasted on a death star heist/bounty hunter movie I find ridiculous. There is a 30 (32?) year gap between 6 and 7. That's a lot of story telling possibilities that goes beyond simply filling in the gaps with books and comics. I'm really hoping they don't tie into the OT. This is a perfect opportunity to really expand the Star Wars universe.
     
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    I'm still going with someone who has gone rogue.
     
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    It's an interesting idea, but I don't know that I really buy it. "Rogue [INSERT NUMBER HERE]" has indicated a Rebel pilot's call sign since 1980. To suddenly use that as a play on words designed to throw off fans trying to guess what the movie is about... to me, this just seems far too cute by half. Now, maybe that's what the Disney era of Star Wars will end up being like, but at this point I'm still leaning very strongly on this being a movie about starfighter pilots, much like the Stackpole book series was.
     
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    What sticks out to me in the title is the word "one." It makes sense that it would be about the first rogue/rogues.
     
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    I'm betting something to do with starship pilots still. Could it still be our Death Star heist? Yeah, even more so, considering Boba in the new comics seems to be Vader's dirty-work man.
     
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    I would love to rate the "original" but they took that away lol. I dig the idea.
     
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    Well I see it more like the squadron could have been named after a fallen hero... Or a ship?
     
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    I'm going with the squadron, where it came from, and WHY it's called Rogue Squadron. I'm speculating that Poe might (perhaps) BE Rogue One in TFA because he's daring, brash, and potentially known to bend the rules and orders given to him. RO might actually tell the story of the misfits that originally formed the squadron which might give us a deeper appreciation of who Poe is and why/how he became the leader.
     
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    Good thinking. It would meld the concepts of how the original Red Squadron form Yavin, after its near annihilation, was remade into the elite squadron it was. It would also mix in with Wraith Squadron, who were not considered "heroic" or "valuable", as they were all mentally unfit and given a chance to have one last shot with Wraith Squadron. I always felt these two could have either been kept separate or merged, but I like the idea @Trevor
     
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    My memory is bad... is Rogue only mentionned in ESB?
     
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    Rogue Flight in ESB I believe. Rogue Squadron was primarily in novels and games. But I think that they are both the same group.
     
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    No, only ESB....as canon, that is.
     
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    Hum....

    So basically, the only canon reference to Rogue in the Star Wars Saga, are the snowspeeders on Hoth?...

    Hum.... ok, let me think.

    No Rogue Squadron in ANH (massive space battle)
    No Rogue Squadron in ROTJ (massive space battle)

    Rogue Squadron in ESB (Air-ground battle)

    Could this be the name given to a squadron leading attacks on ground targets?

    Re-thinking ESB... snowspeeders weren't meant to fly to outer space.

    ...
     
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    All the squadrons had colour designated call signs in the space battles right? Red - X-Wings; Gold - Y-Wings; Green - B-Wings? But it stands to make sense that an elite group of X-Wing pilots would be considered for separate missions in between the films as in the canon-formerly-known-as-EU so I don't see how Disney could ignore that considering how popular those arcs were?
     
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    You may be on to something there....I see where you're going! :)
     
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    You make a good point. Without the EU we don't have much to work with. Why was it red squadron in 4 and 6 and rogue in 5? I don't think there is enough info to say if you are right or wrong, but I like the unique and reasonable perspective.
     
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    Is the whole stuff about Rogue Squadron being formed by Luke and Wedge by the top Rebel pilots canon or EU? What squadron was Wedge in during VI? They basically had a rainbow out there
     
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    All EU, wedge was back in rogue squadron in ROTJ.
     
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    The only Rogue that's canon is Luke's snowspeeder squadron in ESB and the LucasArts Rogue Squadron video games (which are awesome, even to this day). In both ANH and RotJ, the squads are all colors - red, gold, blue, etc.

    I think the early, persistent rumors about bounty hunters and the Death Star plans are still on the money. I'm betting Rogue One is the call sign for a Rebel operative (Felicity Jones) who works with a crew of bounty hunters to steal the plans and deliver them to Leia. I wouldn't be half surprised if she's Evaan from Marvel's Leia series. She ultimately commands her own elite squadron of X-Wing pilots, or maybe they're just specific to a particular fleet, sort of like the US Navy's Jolly Rogers.
     
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