On yesterday’s LOS FANBOYS Podcast, I shared an epiphany I had about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with our listeners. Today, I’ll share that with you- our readers (though, if you haven’t checked out our podcast yet…you should get on that!).
While watching the last Rogue One trailer, while in a heightened state of consciousness before Doctor Strange, something major occurred to me:
Rogue One is going to retroactively fix one of the most ludicrous parts of A New Hope!
Think about it for a second.
As much as everyone loves the original trilogy, and as much of a soft spot as we all have for entry that started it all, for years people have mocked how ridiculous it was that the Death Star had such a massive vulnerability located right on its surface. The fact that all it took was two little proton torpedoes to destroy the Empire’s most impressive weapon of mass destruction…has always been one of those little plot holes that we’ve had to gloss over in our minds.
Based on the plot threads that were introduced in the last Rogue One trailer, it would appear that Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) was forced to design the Death Star against his will. He was taken from his family and forced to work for the Empire. We have reason to believe that Jyn’s connection to her father is going to be very important for the Rebellion, and we also know that- ultimately- they’re going to get the Death Star plans, which reveal the space station’s fatal flaw.
I’m going to call it right now: Galen purposely left this vulnerability in the Death Star’s design because he’s essentially a double agent for the Rebellion and he wants his daughter to help take it down before it can hurt anybody.
So that was my AH-HA!! moment during that last Rogue One trailer. Let me know what you think of that.
In the meantime, you can also enjoy these two new TV spots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on December 16.
SOURCE: We Got This Covered