The ‘Rogue One’ Title Has Three Meanings And Director Gareth Edwards Explains Them All

Have you been mystified as to why the upcoming Star Wars movie has a title of Rogue One? Well, you can stop racking your precious lil brain with outrageous theories because the answer has been revealed.

Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, gave an interview to EMPIRE where he explained that there are actually three different meanings to the title.

“’Rogue One’ is a military call sign to some extent…this is the first film that’s gone off-piste and is not part of the saga –- or the Anakin story — so it’s the ‘rogue’ one, you know?”

“It’s kind of describing [Felicity Jones’ character] as well in a similar way…It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice.”

So you have the call sign for the special Rogue squadron of the Rebel pilots. Then there is the fact that Rogue One will be the first stand-alone Star Wars Anthology film. And Jyn Erso is a reckless and rebellious young woman who is willing to go on what appears to be a suicide mission to steal plans for the Death Star.

We still have 113 days, 15 hours, and 44 minutes until Rogue One hits the screens.

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