While it may be the most anticipated movie of 2016, one that has already started to break records even before arriving on the big screen, a Rogue One sequel is not happening.
In a recent interview with Empire, LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy joked that they won't be making a Rogue Two. Visual effects artist John Knoll said that Rogue One was always meant to be a self-contained film, although it’s a prequel to 1977's A New Hope.
Despite this, the movie is already generating some serious buzz. Analysts predict the Gareth Edwards film to secure somewhere in the neighbourhood of $130-Million on its opening weekend. Additionally, anticipation for the movie is so high that several online retailers saw their sites crash when advanced tickets for the film went up for purchase yesterday. This caused many fans to experience déjà vu thanks to a similar fiasco that occurred last year with The Force Awakens.
So, sequel or not, it's pretty clear that the fans can't wait for this one.
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed. Alan Tudyk and Ben Mendelsohn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16th.
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