I have a little Rogue One: A Star Wars StorY theory that I really like. It's way too early to get anything accurate, but this would be a nice poetic ending. Potential Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spoilers follow so, you have been warned...
This will be a short one. Alan Tudyk from Firefly is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as a performance capture character and got me thinking about how this movie might end.
We know that Rogue One follows the group of mercenaries who steal the plans to the first Death Star. The group is lead by Felicity Jones' character (who might be named Jyn) who is most likely the daughter of an Imperial Officer (Mads Mikklesen) who helped design and build the original Death Star. It would appear this officer (possibly named Galen) has a crisis of faith and helps his daughter plan a raid to secure the plans for the Rebels.
Now, we have been told that the movie will be a Saving Private Ryan style action movie that will "leave a lot of hats on the ground." Add that to the fact that we never see the characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story again (that we know of) and there is room to speculate that the only character that makes it out of the new movie is Alan Tudyk's performance capture character.
I'm speculating that Alan will be a CGI droid in the film and that he will be the only one to escape the Empire, which is being lead by Darth Vader and that in the closing moments of Rogue One: A Star Wars Stor we might see Alan's Droid meet up with Bail Organa and Princess Leia to deliver the plans.
This would mean that the Death Star plans make their way from a hero to a droid, to a new hero and into another droid (R2-D2) and then finally into the hands of Luke Skywalker. I like the dramatic poetry of that beat and I think it nods to the original Star Wars movie by having the plans move around in this way.
Admittedly this is a huge swing far into the left field, but that's what is so much fun about Star Wars fandom right? Wild speculation? How would you feel if we lost all the heroes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Would you like to see plans loaded into yet another droid? Do you think Alan Tudyk will be a droid or some kind of creature? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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