Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is inching ever so closer to its December 16 release date. We’ve already had a quite a few trailers, posters, and rumors circulating about this next Star Wars installment. It will be the very first standalone Star Wars movie that isn’t part of an episodic sequel. The actors on set seemed to have enjoyed themselves quite a bit.
Its always great to hear from an actors perspective on what life is like on a movie set. Actor Diego Luna who is playing a character named Cassian Andor, spoke with Star Wars News Net and gave his thoughts on how grounded this first Star Wars spin-off film truly is. Here was what Luna had to say on the matter:
“I wanted to make my character more natural and realistic. Although people expect the tone of the film to be fantasy, it actually is quite the contrary. It’s an intimate story that feels real. I think of all the Star Wars films released so far, ‘Rogue One’ is the most real one, which is about the people. The characters are very similar to us. They are heroes with no powers. What they have is a conviction and desire to change reality.” -Diego Luna
What Can We Gleam From These Quotes?
There isn’t a whole lot from these quotes that we as an audience didn’t already know, however it’s nice to know how serious Luna took to his role. Though Star Wars is a ‘fantasy’ down to its core, Luna doesn’t appear to label it that way. In a way, this film could be the most “realistic” Star Wars movie of them all. That being said, there’s plenty of fantasy elements, but it all comes down to the characters.
In his quote, Luna also states that Rogue One is an intimate story involving the characters. Director Gareth Edwards mentioned a while ago that this will be the very first Star Wars movie that won’t feature any Jedi or have the Force play a prominent role. Luna says that the film is about the people and how they interact with each other. They’re like family, like our own armed forces are in the military. They learn to stay together and fight for what’s right.
My favorite part of his quote was when Luna says that the characters in Rogue One are “heroes with no powers.” Even though there won’t be any Jedi featured in this film, the heroes will have to use the resources they have to get the job done. Heroes come in many shapes and sizes and it will be absolutely crucial to keep this team together in order to fulfill their mission to steal the plans of the Death Star. Many lives will be lost in the aftermath of all the battles.
I’m very much looking forward to seeing what kind of story Gareth Edwards wants to tell. This will certainly make A New Hope all the more important as this film will end roughly ten minutes before Episode IV begins.
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