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SPECULATION Where in the timeline "Rogue One" is located? - Confirmed Pre-A New Hope

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by MarsPhoenix, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Darth Zloi

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    I agree. While I'm sure Disney wants to retain and not alienate the older fans ... they are focused on the new generation and getting them hooked. It will be much easier to do this by maintaining a steady path along the timeline in the films. Of course, this doesn't mean time-hopping around won't happen.

    Great point. If they want to touch on events from the PT and OT eras in stories .... they can do thaf via TV series, books and comics. They know the hardcore fans will read them. The films may focus more on chronological continuity. This also avoids the necessity of having to re-cast younger versions of old fan-favorites ... which will surely be heavily scrutinized.

    Not sure if we need a "Young Han Solo" film. That's not to say it couldn'tbe done well.
     
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    I thought Rogue-1 was already announced to be before Star Wars A New Hope but after the Disney XD Rebels series events. (x-wing)

    Like a action tale of a band of misfits or scumbags who somehow manage to help save the Rebel Alliance.
     
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    Nope, nothing is confirmed yet.
     
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    Isn't this supposed to be pre ANH - as in stealing the death star plans? I would agree we need new stories, especially for these side movies. Build on the lore vs boxing it in. I would be okay either way, but still... Has Ian McDiarmid been contacted to reprise the Emperor yet again? Who would play Tarkin? I could see Tom Hiddleston pulling off a younger version, but I'm lost on casting for older Cushing look a like that can carry a scene well. I suppose you could create a middle manager bad guy and not concern yourself with the big names.
     
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    The original rumor was that the first spin-off movie was supposed to be a Boba Fett/bounty hunter story about the theft of the Death Star plans.

    However, there's been no indication that Rogue One has anything to do with that concept. It might, but at this point it's still all speculation.

    I have a feeling we may get a bit more info about it this week at Celebration.
     
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    You are correct. Just confirmed this Anthology film takes place between III and IV but closer to IV.
     
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    As i hoped for, then!
     
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    Sounds like the rumors were partly right! We are definitely getting a movie about the Rebel op that resulted in the theft of the Death Star plans. However, from what we've heard about the panel discussion, it sounds like it will be closer to what was in the ANH opening crawl, focusing on a band of Rebels rather than bounty hunters.

    Now, it's always possible that Boba Fett or other bounty hunters could be thrown in there as an obstacle. But it sounds more like a good old fashioned war movie to me at this point, which sounds just fine. :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure the rumor about bounty hunters was just wishful thinking. From what we've heard at celebration I'm picking up a special forces/ Suicide mission vibe
     
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    During the dark times....
     
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    Rogue One is after III and before IV.
    It's about a team of rebels that steal the Death Star plans. It's more like a war movie ”like those ones that inspired Lucas when making Star Wars”.
    Just saw it on Celebration.

    I think the movie overall could have a very dark tone. We see the desperate rebels fighting a fight they cannot win.
     
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    ^ This

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far,
    far away....

    It is a period of civil war.
    Rebel spaceships, striking
    from a hidden base, have won
    their first victory against
    the evil Galactic Empire.

    During the battle, rebel
    spies managed to steal secret
    plans to the Empire's
    ultimate weapon, the DEATH
    STAR, an armored space
    station with enough power to
    destroy an entire planet.

    Pursued by the Empire's
    sinister agents, Princess
    Leia races home aboard her
    starship, custodian of the
    stolen plans that can save
    her people and restore
    freedom to the galaxy....



    It will be interesting to see where the battle takes place. It will also be interesting to if any characters we know from this era are in this movie.
     
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    I wonder if they'll keep any of the stuff that Brian Daley came up with for this part of the backstory in his Star Wars radio dramatization back in the early '80s?

    Obviously that stuff isn't canon anymore, but it wasn't a bad attempt to expand on what we read in the ANH opening crawl. And the forested world we see in the Rogue One teaser from Celebration could certainly be Toprawa as described on Wookieepedia. So, who knows?

    I'm really looking forward to this one, though!
     
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    Just saw the trailer can't for this one, the fact that it is based on the capture of the first death star's plan will be cool, I hope it is different to the eu version.
     
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    I would rather it be about the second death star plans and the bothan spies but it looks like it's going to be the first. Here we go with all the "what rebels character will be in Rogue One" junk. I'm so tired of people trying to assume there will be all these Rebels connections in the new films. :rolleyes:
     
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    Second Death Star plans were given to the rebels on purpose from Palpatine (secretly) to set up a trap (ackbar) . So all this ”many Bothans died” could also be a lie.

    The thing I always wondered was, why did Palpatine give away the real plans? Why didn't he use fake plans? And when the rebels arrive and notice ”it's a trap!” (ackbar) , why did they think the plans are real? If you get in a (ackbar) (trap), wouldn't you think or at least consider that everything is fake?
     
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    Didn't they say it was more near ANH? like time era of tv series Rebels...
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    Thought so..
     
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    I'm only speculating here but I think it will be even closer to ANH than the Rebels timeline. Like even weeks or a few months at the most.
     
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