I have to say I am starting to get really quite excited about the next Star Wars movies – Rogue One. The last movie was great but clearly they had the brief to not mess with the franchise too much whilst at the same time introducing the characters that will take the story forward. This was also the greatest problem with the movie – every time the wonderful Rai and Finn took the story forward along came Hans and Chewy who somewhat dented the fun. Given all that it was still a great movie and you just have to wonder what episode 1,2 & 3 might have been – but let’s not open that old wound.
Rogue One is the first movie that has few of the original cast, if the pre release bumpf is to be believed and takes the story of the original Star Wars ( I refuse to call it New Hope or episode 4) in a whole new direction. Once more the lead character is female and played by the equally wonderful Felicity Jones. On top of this Gareth Edwards is directing so everything is shaping up to make this possibly the best Star Wars movie ever, that is if you don’t count the original Star Wars. I do hope I am not disappointed – I doubt it.