Garth Edwards: 'Rogue One' Doesn't Unfold The Way You Think It Does

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Via USA Today's Winter Movie Preview:

“Events take place that just shatter her life and send her off to basically be raised as a soldier in the midst of a war. She ends up not the person she was supposed to be.” Her journey is also a very Star Wars-y one: to redeem the sins of the father. “Even though we’re not telling the story of Luke Skywalker, it was important to me that we capture the same themes and emotion. But the film doesn’t unfold how you think. It’s not the same path as Star Wars.”

“The thing every [filmmaker] typically struggles with is ‘How does it end?’” says director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). “But we knew how our film was going to end. Our problem became ‘How do we reverse engineer from that and know where to start?’ You’ve got a finite number of options and you go through them all like a puzzle to find the one that’s going to lead to the strongest result.”

It still looks great from the trailer, but if you haven't read our scoop about the on-set and off-set problems the film, but more specifically Edwards, has had you can read all about that HERE