Major Spoilers For Star Wars Catalyst Follow
Could a reveal in the recently released Star Wars Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel indicate that Coruscant will appear in Rogue One..?
Let me start by pointing out that I haven't yet completed Catalyst, so I'm working from some information that about halfway through the book.
We heard in an early excerpt from Catalyst that Orson Krennic would deceive Galen and Lyra Erso into working on the Death Star project, but telling them that their research would be applied to an altruistic cause. This plays out in the first half of the book and results in Galen being placed in a research facility that has been built in an area of Coruscant that is close to the surface. The region (5 kilometres square) was a preserve for an alien race that had lost its home planet. I'm listening to the audio book, so going back and getting details is challenging.
But this is what is said:
My feeling is that the research facility is the installation we see Krennic and Galen at in trailer two. See below.
Now if that is the case and this is the Imperial research facility on Coruscant, does that mean that the following images are also based in that location?
Could the third act of the movie could be built around Jyn trying to rescue Galen from this facility on Coruscant, and that is why we see Chirrut Imue and Baze in some of these images, because she has drafted in the Rogue One team to help her. Remember that we heard that Darth Vader would be kicking ass in a rainy setting and that this would make up the lion's share of the Darth Vader footage in this film? Well what if he is on Coruscant to take care of Jyn, Galen and the Rebels?
Whatever happens, I have a solid feeling that we will be seeing Coruscant onscreen again in Rogue One.
I still have 5 hours the audio book to go, so maybe there will be development that make everything one just written moot, but I guess we will see soon enough.
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