Still abuzz from the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren in Episode VII? With the finale of “The Force Awakens”, fans are now clamoring for the next installment of the main Star Wars storyline with Episode VIII, but Disney won’t stop dipping into the well prior to the film’s May 2017 release date. Instead, between each “Episode” we’ll be given a series of anthology films, each taking place at a different time in the Star Wars universe. Rogue One, dropping in December 2016, will follow an unlikely crew within the Rebel Alliance following the formation of the Galactic Empire as they attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be brought to fruition. Actors in the film include Mads Mikkelsen, Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, and Forest Whitaker, to name a few.
The question presented to Disney now is, how do you make fans really care about Rogue One while everyone is so wrapped up in the main universe? With our heads still spinning from the events of the Force Awakens, is there room for a whole new storyline to placate us until John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs, and Adam Driver return to the scene? Here’s some things we think Lucasfilm can do to make us care about Rogue One.